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Guidance for Respiratory Illnesses

GLCPS will continue to follow the most current recommendations of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


We will no longer require students and staff to isolate for five days if they test positive for Covid.

Our new policy and procedures include the following: 

If you have new symptoms of a respiratory virus, such as a fever, sore throat, cough or a runny or stuffy nose, you should stay home and stay away from others in your household until you begin to feel better.

You may begin to resume normal activities with precautions if you have not had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines; AND your other symptoms are improving.

We are returning to the pre-Covid sick day policy. The five-day Covid exemption will no longer be in effect.