Dear Parent/Guardian and Burlington Faculty/Staff:
Today, the Burlington Board of Health received laboratory testing that indicated that a student/staff member at Burlington High School has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
The Burlington Board of Health immediately began a case investigation to determine close contacts of each case. A close contact is defined as anyone within 6’ of the affected individual for greater than 10 minutes. Any student or staff member determined to be a close contact, both through activities inside or outside of school, will be contacted by the Board of Health or a member of the Burlington Nursing Team and will be required to quarantine. Testing will be recommended for all close contacts, however, any close contacts testing negative for COVID-19 must still complete quarantine requirements as issued by the Board of Health.
If you are not contacted by the Board of Health or a member of the Burlington Nursing Team, then your child is not considered a close contact. Parents/guardians should be aware of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19. If you believe you or your child may have symptoms of COVID-19, you can check symptoms at https://www.buoyhealth.com/symptom-checker/?configuration=ma_covid&concern=coro navirus. Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 should avoid contact with others and contact their health care provider and/or get a molecular diagnostic COVID-19 test. Free testing sites can be found at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/stop-the-spread.
For additional information on COVID-19, please go to Burlington.org, public health alerts or call the Board of Health at 781-270-1955 or email email@example.com.
Dr. Eric Conti, Superintendent of Schools
Susan Lumenello, REHS/RS, CHMM, Director of Public Health