COVID-19 Reporting and Testing Updates

 

As of 6/23, all Westwood residents are directed to contact the Westwood Public Health Department with any questions in regards to COVID and to report positive at-home Rapid Antigen results to Westwood Board of Health at 781-320-1027 or on their online reporting form.

 

Staff members should report their positive results to The Board of Health in their home community.

 

Starting with this summer’s Extended School Year (ESY) Program, WPS school nurses will no longer be conducting COVID-19 testing in school settings. If a student presents with symptoms, nurses will conduct a health assessment and determine whether the individual should be dismissed. If any individual meets the criteria listed in the WPS COVID-19 Parent Guide, it is recommended that they test for COVID-19 prior to coming to school. Testing is available at public testing facilities, medical offices, via at home with rapid antigen tests. In addition, though DESE is no longer providing tests for weekly distribution, the District has sufficient supply to provide an iHealth at-home rapid test kit upon request for symptomatic individuals.

 

Please note: The FDA has extended the expiration date for ALL iHealth rapid antigen test kits. Please use the following online calculator to determine new the expiration date for any test kits currently in your possession. 

 



Student Vaccination Rate Data


Resources

At-Home Testing Program Frequently Asked Questions

DESE COVID-19 Guidance

Westwood Public School COVID-19 Monitoring and Response Team

DESE/DPH Protocols for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios, SY 21-22

Parents Guide to Dealing with COVID-19 Issues 

Staff Return to Work Guidelines

COVID-19 2021-2022 Training slideshow

Westwood Board of Health
P: 781-320-1027

Town of Westwood COVID-19 Page

Mass. Dept. of Public Health

Online Learning Resources (Multiple Languages)

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Spanish)

Talking to Children about COVID-19 (Chinese)

COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Arabic)

COVID-19 Fact Sheet (Hindi)

Online/Phone Resources for Recovery Support, Parenting, and COVID-19

Family Resource Toolbox for Families with Children with Disabilities
 

 

 

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