October 7 Message from Superintendent Mulvey

October 7 Message from Superintendent Mulvey
Posted on 10/07/2020

Dear Quincy Public Schools Parents and Guardians,

I hope that the first few weeks of school have gone well for you and your family.  You have been  provided with a lot of information already about ways to prepare for this very unique school year and how to pre-screen your student before they go into a school building for learning.  You may have noticed that as part of the “Daily COVID-19 Symptom Checklist,” we are asking for information when your family may be traveling out of state.  This is important information for schools because Massachusetts residents who travel to states with a higher COVID-19 risk level are required to either quarantine for 14 days or produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that has been administered up to 72 hours prior to arrival back in Massachusetts.  If the COVID-19 PCR test result has not been received prior to arrival, then residents must quarantine until they receive a negative test result.  While awaiting test results, your student should not attend school in person.   Please notify the school secretary or school nurse that you are following the traveling guidelines.

Only five states and Washington, D.C. are currently considered “lower risk” where quarantine is not required when returning to Massachusetts. The most up-to-date list and additional information can be found at:  https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order#massachusetts-travel-form-  Please review this website before making travel plans so that you are aware of the requirements. You may also call your school nurse and they will be happy to assist you in determining what is required. 

In addition, please note that per the Quincy Health Department, a COVID-19 PCR test result is required for any situation where testing is recommended as this is considered the most accurate.

We appreciate your cooperation in notifying your school of your travel plans and assisting in keeping the school community protected.

Sincerely,

Kevin W. Mulvey, J.D.

Superintendent of Schools