Starting on February 7, 2022, Dedham Public Schools will be updating our COVID testing program in accordance with new guidelines and program offerings from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Department of Public Health (DPH).
Students and staff will continue with routine COVID safety checks (pooled testing) each week.
Our nurses will also continue symptomatic testing at school, as needed.
NEW! We will be participating in an at-home testing program that will increase testing for students and staff, regardless of vaccination status.
We are no longer doing the Test and Stay program and contact tracing for in-school close contacts.
ACTION NEEDED: This new at-home testing opportunity is voluntary. To participate and receive tests, you MUST complete the form and opt-in. Only those who opt-in will receive tests.
We strongly encourage you to fill out the form by February 2nd to opt-in. Student tests will be distributed for the first time the week of February 7th. Each school has a separate opt-in form for organization purposes, so please be sure to complete the correct form for each of your students.