Health & Safety

Health & Safety Overview:

THE DISTRICT CONTINUES TO EMPHASIZE AND PRIORITIZE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF. These efforts will continue through the school year, and we will collaborate with families, staff, and public health professionals to ensure our school environments remain healthy.

Below are links to COVID-19 testing information and the district's most recent health and safety guidelines.

 

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID Testing Program

COVID Protocol Updates for Students & Families

COVID Protocols for Students and Families - Infographic

COVID Protocol Updates for STAFF

COVID Protocols for STAFF - Infographic



Needham Public Schools, in collaboration with the Needham Public Health Department, is providing a report on the positive COVID-19 cases for students and staff in our schools by date range, plus the cumulative positive cases by school and in our district. To view the most current data updated weekly, click on this
dashboard.


 COVID Case Dashboard

We will continue to rely on the Joint Health and Safety Committee  comprised of Public Health staff, school administrators, and school staff representatives who advise the Superintendent and regularly review the following:

1. State Department of Public Health and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education health metrics;
2. Positivity Rates (14-day average) below 5 percent using state, county, and relative rate of change in average;
3. Adherence to NPS expectations for health and safety measures, including mask wearing, hygiene/hand washing, and meeting standards for proper ventilation of schools and classrooms.


The district's health and safety protocols are available for review. You will find them listed and linked in the left-hand column of this page.
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