Dear Parent/Guardian and Burlington Faculty/Staff:
Today, the Burlington Board of Health received laboratory testing that indicated that a student or staff member at Marshall Simonds Middle School has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of Covid-19. The Burlington Board of Health immediately began a case investigation on the case and began contact tracing.
If you are not contacted by the Board of Health or a member of the Burlington Public Schools Nursing Staff, then your child is not considered a close contact. In addition, families will be contacted to inform them if there is a need for their child’s classroom to move to remote learning for 10 days, which is our protocol when there is a positive case in an elementary or middle school classroom.
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=coronavirus. 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