UPS COVID-19 Dashboard
AUGUST 26, 2022
Below is the full list of symptoms for which caregivers should monitor their children, and staff should monitor themselves.
COVID-19 symptoms list:
Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
New loss of taste or smell
Muscle aches or body aches
Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
Headache when in combination with other symptoms
Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms
TESTING AND QUARANTINE RESPONSE PROTOCOLS
Quarantine is no longer required nor recommended for children or staff in these settings, regardless of vaccination status or where the exposure occurred. All exposed individuals may continue to attend programming as long as they remain asymptomatic. Those who can mask should do so until Day 10, and it is recommended that they test on Day 6 of exposure. If symptoms develop, follow the guidance for symptomatic individuals, below.
Children and staff who test positive must isolate for at least 5 days. If they are asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving and they have been fever free without the use of fever-reducing medicine for 24 hours, they may return to programming after Day 5 and should wear a high-quality mask through Day 10:
If the individual is able to mask, they must do so through Day 10.
If the child has a negative test on Day 5 or later, they do not need to mask.
If the individual is unable to mask, they may return to programming with a negative test on Day 5 or later.
Symptomatic individuals can remain in their school or program if they have mild symptoms, are tested immediately onsite, and that test is negative. Best practice would also include wearing a mask, if possible, until symptoms are fully resolved. For symptomatic individuals, DPH recommends a second test within 48 hours if the initial test is negative.
If the symptomatic individual cannot be tested immediately, they should be sent home and allowed to return to their program or school if symptoms remain mild and they test negative, or they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their symptoms are resolving, or if a medical professional makes an alternative diagnosis.
Situation Flowchart 2021-2022
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.
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.
Updated Pooled Testing Consent Form
Uxbridge Board of Health Coronavirus Dedicated Page
MASS COVID -19 Vaccine Finder Tool
MASS COVID-19 Vaccine Information
MASS COVID-19 Updates and Information
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
MA State Interactive Map of Testing Sites
MA State List of Testing Sites
MGH COVID-19 School and Community Library
DESE COVID-19 Updates and Guidance