Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Protocols

  • Updated COVID-19 Guidance and Protocols (*)Denotes updates
    Updated protocols from the MA Department of Public Health and the MA Department of Elementary & Secondary Education

    • COVID-19 Positive Staff & Students: 
      • Protocol A for individuals who test positive
    • Duration: Self-isolation for COVID-19 positive cases is a minimum of *5 days after symptom onset or after positive PCR test, if asymptomatic.  
    • Return to school: After *5 days and once they have:
      • *Been without fever for 24 hours (and without taking fever-reducing medications);  and 
      • *Experienced improvement in other symptoms; and
      • *Following the 5-day isolation period, individuals must mask for 5 additional days when around others. Individuals who are unable to mask should follow the information provided in the FAQ released on October 12, 2021. 

    • Note: Return to school should be based on time and symptom resolution. Even with a 5-day isolation period, repeat viral testing prior to return is not  

    • Symptomatic Staff & Students: must remain home and seek a PCR test or a test performed at a testing facility (see symptoms list below).  Do not come to school and quarantine until test results are received. 

    • COVID Vaccine & Testing Calendar in Randolph Please see the Town of Randolph’s COVID-19 Free Testing & Vaccination Site information at:
    • COVID-19 Symptom List
      Below is the full list of symptoms for which caregivers should monitor their children, and staff should monitor themselves.
      Unvaccinated individuals and any close contacts presenting these symptoms should follow testing and quarantine response protocols.
      Vaccinated individuals who are not close contacts should follow the testing and quarantine  response protocols if they are experiencing symptoms in bold. These individuals may also seek clinical guidance to assess the need for PCR testing if they have other symptoms on this list. 

    COVID-19 symptoms list: 

    • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills  
    • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath 
    • New loss of taste or smell 
    • Muscle aches or body aches 
    • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough) 
    • Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms 
    • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms 
    • Headache when in combination with other symptoms 
    • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms 
    • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

RPS COVID-19 Statement

  • The Randolph Public School District is committed to providing a safe environment during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Maintaining a safe environment is critical to the District’s ability to provide students with in-person classroom learning.  Due to the fluctuating nature of the pandemic and resulting guidance and recommendations from public health experts, such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and the local Board of Health, Randolph may, from time to time, establish health and safety requirements, including but not limited to, mandatory face coverings, to ensure the health and ongoing operations of the school community.  

    Randolph will provide notice of any health requirements to students/parents/guardians.  Randolph reserves the right to establish such health requirements, in a manner consistent with state and federal law, and which will remain in place until rescinded by the School Committee and/or Superintendent.

  • Dear Randolph School Community: 

    I hope that you all have had a wonderful summer.  The school year is fast approaching and the district is eager to have our staff and students back in our schools in-person, full-time, five days a week this fall. We are busy preparing for a safe, challenging and joyful start to the 2021-2022 school year. 

    Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to exist in and around the Town of Randolph, which presents continued challenges for our school community in the upcoming school year. As always, health and safety remain our top priority in Randolph, and educating our children in person without interruption continues to be our goal.

    Although there may be different approaches to health and safety in other surrounding area public school districts. In Randolph, we will return to indoor mask-wearing. Effective August 23, 2021, all students, staff, and visitors—regardless of vaccination status—must wear masks indoors while in any Randolph Public Schools facilities. Face-masks are not required: (1) when outside; or (2) when an individual works alone or in a segregated space (e.g., cubicle). Many of you have questions about the upcoming school year; please see the Back to School FAQs included in this communication to learn more.  Many of the protocols and requirements that we are starting the year with are the same as how we ended the year.

    I look forward to welcoming you all back soon, and I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer! 


    Thea Stovell 
    Superintendent of Schools

CoronaVirus (COVID-19)

  • The Randolph Public Schools has compiled the following information to educate families on the Novel Coronavirus (CoVID-19). Please check this page regularly as we will be updating information as soon as we receive it.

    DPH has created a website updated constantly with the latest guidance, including printable fact sheets in multiple languages.
    Visit: mass.govcdc.gov

Managing Reactions to Coronavirus

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