Working together to keep our community safe
Somerville Public Schools and the City of Somerville implemented COVID-19 safety guidelines and protocols, and made improvements to all our buildings' ventilation systems and we will continue to perform symptomatic tests on all consented students and staff. We urge our community members and eligible students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Please read through this page for resource materials to answer your questions about COVID-19 and learn about our policies. You may also contact your school's nurse with questions. Notice to parents/guardians about 2022-23 COVID protocols, in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole.
IMPORTANT: The Testing Consent Form needs to be filled out every year. If you have not already done so, fill out the COVID-19 Testing Consent Form for your child (student).
Staff and students who test positive for COVID-19 are asked to fill out the COVID-19 Test Reporting Form.
SPS COVID Dashboard
Visit the Somerville Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard to find the total number of weekly positive cases in Somerville Public Schools, as well as a breakdown of the numbers by school. The final tally for each week is reported on Sundays.
We learn about positive cases in multiple ways: from symptomatic testing at school; the MDPH database; and self-reported at home tests. The available data may not reflect the true infection rate. (Please let us know if your child tested positive for COVID-19 by filling out the COVID-19 Reporting Form.)
Use the Daily Symptom Checklist Every Morning
Go through the Daily Symptom Checklist with your child before they leave the house each morning. Don't risk the health of your child or their community by sending them to school with symptoms.
We will continue to perform rapid antigen tests on all consented students who develop symptoms while at school.
- IMPORTANT: The Testing Consent Form needs to be filled out every year. Please fill out the COVID-19 Testing Consent Form for your child (student).
At-Home COVID Testing
Positive result at-home? Please let us know through the COVID-19 Reporting Form.
Looking for at-home COVID test kits? Find information on the City of Somerville website.
getting vaccinated for students
Vaccination is the strongest protective measure against COVID-19 available to individuals six months of age and older. Boosters are strongly recommended for everyone ages five years and older. To find a vaccine clinic near you, please click on the link. Access your Massachusetts COVID-19 Vaccine Record at the MyVaxRecords website.
What to do if you or your child tests positive or is a close contact
Did you test positive? Students or staff members who test positive at home are asked to let us know by filling out this form.
Read what you should do if you or a close contact tests positive for COVID-19: (updated 10.04.2022) English, Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole
Graphical chart of steps your family must take in situations where a student is a close contact or tests positive: (updated 10.04.2022) English (see below), Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole