One Positive Case and COVID Testing After Travel

December 21, 2020

Dear Families:

I hope you are enjoying these last few days until the break.

One Positive CCHS Case

We learned of one positive student COVID case this afternoon.  We completed contact tracing a short time ago.

District Revisions to Travel Order and Testing

In consultation with the local health officials, when we reopen in January, we will require that anyone traveling be tested after returning to Massachusetts.  We recognize that the Governor’s order allows for testing 72 hours prior to entering the state but feel we must ask for test results when travel is complete.  Please allow for the time needed to get negative test results upon return in your planning process.

Holiday Health Guidance

It is clear that Thanksgiving gatherings furthered the spread of the virus.  Please, please be thoughtful about the choices you make over the break.  It is very important to comply with the holiday guidance issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Boston Globe 2020 Everyday Heroes 

We were thrilled to see our own public health nurse, Tricia McGean, named one of The Globe’s 2020 Everyday Heroes.  Tricia has been a key support to our reopening and remaining open.  We are so grateful for her help. In addition to Concord and Carlisle, Trish serves Maynard and Lincoln.

Have a good night.