COVID-19 Health Information for Families
- TBS Travel Form
- Massachusetts COVID-19 Travel Order
- Massachusetts Travel Form
- CDC International Travel Information
- Resources for Return to MA Testing
Illness & Prevention
Resources for After Testing Positive
Massachusetts COVID-19 Isolation & Quarantine Information
CDC Isolation & Quarantine Information
CDC Sick Parents & Caregivers
Tips to Make Isolation & Quarantine Easier
Contract Tracing Resources & Information
Setting Up Your Account for Rapid Antigen Testing
Information on Rapid Antigen Testing Program at TBS
TBS PCR Surveillance Testing FAQ
CDC PCR Surveillance Testing FAQ
Introductory PCR Pilot Program Letter
Pay for a Test:
COVID-19 Enhanced Measures
The best mitigation strategy for COVID-19 is our commitment to each other. Participating in the TBS Children's Center requires each of us to commit to the current public health recommendations outside of school. Members of our school community show great care for each other. By being extra cautious, seeking medical advice for even minor symptoms, sharing information, and asking questions when unsure, we are ensuring the health of our entire community.
Reporting & Follow Up of Illness
If your child is sick with any of the following symptoms, please keep them home and let us know:
- Fever of 100°F or higher
- Sore throat
- Rapid breathing or difficulty breathing
- Gastrointestinal distress (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting)
Pending Covid Test
If your child or a household member has a pending covid test due to illness or exposure, children may not attend school. Please let us know that your child will be out. They can return when the negative test results are received.
Travel for Household with All Adults Vaccinated
If all adults (and any children over age 10) in your household are vaccinated, you can be added to our approved travel list. Those on the list will no longer need to submit a travel form each time you travel out of state. If you have already submitted your vaccination record, you will be added automatically. To be added to the list, please email your vaccination record to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel for Household with Unvaccinated Adults or Unvaccinated Children Ages 10+
Complete this form before you travel out of state. TBS Travel Form. Email related paperwork to email@example.com or upload it on the form. Current TBS travel requirements and relevant links are listed on the form.
Surveillance screening is a valuable tool to reduce risk of viral transmission in our community. All children and faculty are encouraged to participate and results are shared in our weekly newsletters.
Children ages 2+ are expected to wear masks when they are not eating, drinking or resting. Please send your child wearing a mask, with a spare in their backpack.
Classroom entry is restricted to essential adults only.
Air circulation and quality are key factors in the prevention of COVID-19, our entire HVAC system has been upgraded to keep the air clean. We increased the rate of ventilation so that more fresh air is coming into the building and the air is rotated more frequently. The system now runs before people are expected in the space and until after they depart to increase air circulation per hour. The filters are upgraded from standard filters (MERV8) to a much higher level of filtration (MERV13). These filters are better at capturing smaller particles so they don't get sent back into the air.
Regular hand washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of germs to others. As part of our daily curriculum, children will learn to wash their hands properly and often. When soap and water are not available, we use a safe, alcohol based hand sanitizer under close supervision.
High touch surfaces are cleaned with a multi-step process that includes cleaning with soap and water before disinfecting or sanitizing.
A 5% COVID surcharge was included in enrollment agreements for all families who are not members of Temple Beth Shalom. As of July 2021, we are not billing this surcharge. If co-horting, enrollment restrictions, faculty quarantines, or other covid measures become necessary, we will bill the surcharge at that time.
Updates & Changes
Our covid mitigation strategies change as the health situation evolves. Please watch our weekly newsletter for updates.