We strongly encourage all students and staff to get tested if they have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status. Symptoms may include a new onset cough, scratchy throat, sneezing, runny nose or congestion, muscle aches, tiredness, fever, or a new loss of taste or smell.
If a student or employee develops any symptoms, they should stay home from school and get tested for COVID-19.
Low or no-cost COVID-19 tests are available:
- Find an appointment-only or a walk-in location anywhere across the Commonwealth at mass.gov/GetTested.
- Self-tests can be purchased online or in pharmacies and retail stores. If you have health insurance through an employer or Marketplace, your insurance will pay you back for 8 at-home tests each month for each person on your plan. Visit covid.gov/tests for the latest information.
- Contact your healthcare provider for testing options.
- Free test kits may be available throughout the school year in each school's main office.