Data Dashboard - COVID-19 Testing and Positive Cases in Schools

  • The Newton Public Schools is in the process of rolling out weekly COVID-19 screening testing for students and staff learning in person in school buildings. You can view a data dashboard of the number of tests conducted, the number of students and staff eligible, and the number of positive cases by following this link.

    The Newton Health and Human Services Department is tracking COVID-19 infections in the Newton Public Schools. Please follow this link to the data dashboard that is updated weekly on Thursdays.

Ad Hoc Medical Advisory Group

  • The Superintendent convened the Ad Hoc Medical Advisory Group to advise and make recommendations on issues of  health and safety as NPS actively plans for greater in person learning this spring and a full return in the fall. The Superintendent brings relevant questions to the Advisory Group, which meets to discuss these questions, come to consensus, and create a set of recommendations for the Superintendent.  hese recommendations, as well as meeting minutes, are shared with the NPS planning teams, the School Committee, NPS staff, parents/guardians, and the community at large.
     
    March 16, 2021 Meeting
    The Medical Advisory Group met again on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. You can review a summary of the meeting here. You can view the most recent recommendation here.
     
    February 23, 2021 Meeting
    A slide presentation with information from the first meeting of the advisory group can be found here: Slide Presentation from Ad Hoc Medical Advisory Group Meeting. A written summary of the Feb. 23, 2021 meeting, as well as a recommendation on distancing, can be found here: Summary and Recommendation from Ad Hoc Medical Advisory Group.
     
     

Communication Protocols for COVID-19 Cases

  • Please follow this link for detailed information on how the district will communicate about COVID-19 cases in school buildings and the larger NPS school community.

Daily Health Assessment (to be completed daily)

Daily Health Assessment

How to Select and Wear Your Mask

How to select and wear your mask