Back to School FAQ for Families Now Available

September 21, 2021

Now that kids are back to school in-person, families have many questions and concerns:

  • What health and safety protections must my school district put in place?
  • How can I know if my child’s school building is safe?
  • How will I know if my child has been exposed to COVID-19? And what happens if they have been?
  • What is pool testing? What is “test and stay”?

After more than a year of supporting teachers, school staff, and families through the pandemic, MassCOSH has gained significant expertise on what it takes to ensure safe in-person learning.

You can find a copy of our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for parents and families on our website here in English or here in Spanish. To have someone from MassCOSH attend a meeting to present and answer questions about health and safety in school buildings, contact Jazmin Morinigo at