Health Department - COVID19 Health & Safety Precautions

In order to protect our students, staff, and families, HCCS follows all CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education guidelines and protocols.

 

At-home Rapid Antigen Testing

NEW! January 2022

Holyoke Community Charter School is updating our COVID-19 Testing Program, effective January 31, 2022. We are opting into an at-home testing program that will increase testing of our participating students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.  Students and Staff who opt-in will receive a weekly Rapid Antigen Test to administer at home on THURSDAYS. 

Please see the letter posted below for further details.  Click the link to access the opt-in form.

AT HOME TESTING FOR STUDENTS: Click for opt-in form

Letter for At-home Testing for Families

 

AT HOME TESTING FOR STAFF: Click for opt-in form

Letter for At-home Testing for Staff

 

At-Home Positive Result Reporting Form: CLICK HERE

If the student or staff member gets a positive result on the at-home test on Thursday, please use this online reporting form.  The results will not be reported to any outside agency and are used only internally by the school. 

IMPORTANT: If you receive a positive result, please stay home and follow quarantine procedures (see COVID-19 Protocols below).  Call the school to speak with the nurse regarding your quarantine time.

 

Directions for how to administer the at-home tests: English / Spanish

Video Directions 

 

HCCS will continute with weekly pooled testing and symptomatic testing along with the new at-home testing program.  Please sign-up to participate by clicking the links below.

  1. Routine COVID Safety Checks every week (If you have not yet signed up, CLICK HERE (link posted on Class Dojo) or go to https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma
  2. Symptomatic Testing (If you have not yet signed up, CLICK HERE (link posted on Class Dojo) or go to https://www.cic-health.com/consent/ma

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

COVID-19 Protocols presented in parent meeting January 13, 2022

Most updated COVID-19 Guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education


COVID-19 Notification Templates

Letter home for Positive COVID-19 Case - Letter to families of student who had close contact 

 

 

 

 

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