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Your Health Office Team

Our school nurses:
Mrs. Nancy Sharkey, RN
nsharkey@saintjoes.com

Mrs. Kathleen Brett, RN
kbrett@saintjoes.com

Mrs. Ashley Pohlman, RN
Contact Us:
phone: 781-896-2532 or 781-896-2539
fax: 781-444-0822

Health Office Information

Please keep your child home from school if he/she has:
  • Symptoms of COVID-19
  • A communicable disease
  • Fever greater than 100 degrees F within the last 24 hours
  • Vomiting/diarrhea within the last 24 hours
  • An upper respiratory illness with significant coughing and/or nasal discharge
  • Strep throat infection, then please allow a 24 hour period after administration of the first antibiotic dose
Parents/Guardians are also encouraged to contact the health office for any questions, concerns and specifically for the for the following reasons:
  • New medical diagnosis or a change in your child’s health status
  • Newly prescribed medications or a change in a current medication
  • Serious injury, illness, or hospitalization
  • Fracture, sprain, stitches, or cast
  • A contagious disease such as chicken pox, flu, strep throat, whooping cough
  • If your child is absent for an extended period of time
  • If there are recent changes in your family that may affect your child, such as a birth, recent loss, or sudden illness

Covid19 Exposure Guidelines

COVID-19 ISOLATION AND EXPOSURE GUIDELINES
(Regardless of Vaccination Status)
Updated October 20, 2022

ASYMPTOMATIC EXPOSURE
• Quarantine no longer required nor recommended
• Continue to attend school
• Recommend testing on day 6
• Encourage mask wearing until day 10
• Closely monitor for symptoms

SYMPTOMATIC EXPOSURE
• Recommend rapid antigen test (preferred)
• If negative, return to school if:
     o Symptoms remain mild or improving
     o Fever free 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication
• Recommend second test in 48 hours
• Recommend wearing mask until symptoms resolve

POSITIVE TEST
• DAY 0 through DAY 5 - ISOLATE AT HOME 
     o Day 0 is day of positive test or day of first symptom, whichever occurred first 
• DAY 6 - RETURN TO SCHOOL
     o Symptoms improving
     o Fever free 24 hours without use of fever reducing medication
     o Should wear a mask Day 6 through 10
• If the individual has a negative test on Day 5 or later, they do not need to mask