On August 15th, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) issued Fall 2022 COVID-19 guidelines. You can see the guidance on the DESE website. (Click the links dated Aug. 15.) The highlights are:
- There is no longer any statewide masking mandate in schools (other than school health offices). Masks remain optional on AMSA's campus.
- DESE is not recommending surveillance testing of asymptomatic individuals, contact tracing, or test-to-stay testing in schools.
- The state strongly recommends that all faculty, staff, and students receive the COVID-19 vaccine primary series and all boosters, as they become eligible for them.
Please take the time to review the DESE information. AMSA will continue to follow DESE guidelines and will notify our entire community if any revisions are made throughout the year.