UPS COVID-19 Dashboard
Positive Case Procedures
Positive Case Procedure
Notify Uxbridge Board of Health
Connect with the individual /family - provide education and support
- UPS supports Uxbridge BOH with contact tracing both inside and outside of the school
Identification and notification of any close contacts
- Within 6 feet for a cumulative time of more than 15 minutes druing a 24 hour exposure
- Use MDPH and DESE Guidelines
Protect the privacy of everyone involved
A notification letter is sent home to a school community when there has been a confirmed case in that school, and that the individual was in the building 2 days prior to the positive test or at the start of symptoms. If the individual had not been in school, we will not send a letter. Per DESE, confirmed positive cases for remote-only students are not reported.
Please note that there may be a temporary discrepancy every week between our dashboard and DESE’s reporting. DESE reports information Thursday through Wednesday and our dashboard is Sunday through Saturday.
Uxbridge Public Schools has been accepted into the Massachusetts Departments of Public Health and Elementary and Secondary Education pooled testing program for students and staff.
Please click here for more information about this program.
Please click here for the School Committee presentation by our school nurses regarding pooled testing in UPS.
Updated Pooled Testing Consent Form
UPS Selected for First Phase of Abbott BinaxNOw Tests
UPS was selected as one of 134 Massachusetts school districts to receive rapid antigen COVID tests and training in the first phase of implementation across the state. Phase 1 is intended for schools that have returned to any kind of in-person teaching, whether in full or with a hybrid model and adds another tool that our school nurses have at their disposal in their efforts to keep our students and staff safe during the pandemic. The tests are now in the district and our nurses have been trained to administer them. Please click here for more information about this Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and Department of Public Health (DPH) collaboration.
A close contact is defined as only those who have been within 6 feet of distance of the individual for at least 15 minutes over a 24 hour period while the person was infectious.
You will be notified by the Uxbridge Board of Health if your children are considered close contacts of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Close contacts will NOT be able to return to school until they have:
- self-quarantined for at least 10 days from the date of last exposure; or
- At least 10 days, provided all of the following are satisfied:
- They have not had, and do not have, any symptoms;
- They are tested on day 5 of your quarantine period or later using a molecular diagnostic test (e.g., polymerase chain reaction (PCR)) to detect the presence of the virus;
- They receive a negative test result; and
- They monitor themselves for symptoms for the full 14 days. If they develop symptoms, they should contact their health care provider and be re-tested.
Please remember that if a student or staff member tests positive, only BOH identified close contacts should quarantine. Other students and educators in the classroom should not be instructed to quarantine unless they are confirmed close contacts.