• Lowell Public Schools

    Reporting COVID positive test results procedure and general information (updated 12/18/20)

     

    Notice to all employees:

     

    Any employee who has tested positive for COVID-19 must contact the following individuals immediately:                                                     

     

    If an employee works in ….

    Immediately Contact

    Central Office 

    HR, Daroth Yann (978) 674-2046

    Lowell Health Department, (978) 674-4308

    School building

    School Principal or HR, Daroth Yann (978) 674-2046

    Lowell Health Department,  (978) 674-4308

    Other

    HR, Daroth Yann (978) 674-2046

    Lowell Health Department, (978) 674-4308



    COVID POSITIVE - If you personally test positive for COVID-19:

     

    1. Remain home and utilize the chart above for notifications.
    2. Immediately send a copy of your positive test result to your school nurse and Daroth Yann in HR (screenshot with your name and date of test is acceptable).
    3. Call your local Health Department to identify “close contacts” (within 6’ for at least 15 mins of cumulative contact) as well as your school nurse.
    4. If you are unable to work remotely, please email Daroth Yann in HR regarding sick time.
    5. Before returning to school
      1. Follow the guidance of your local health department and obtain clearance from them to return to work;
      2. Before you are able to return to work you must contact HR (Daroth Yann). 

     

    CLOSE CONTACT - If you are informed that someone you have been in contact with tested positive for COVID-19, please note the following:

     

    1. You are only considered a close contact and at risk if you have been within 6 feet of the individual for at least 15 cumulative minutes, while the person was infectious.  
    2. Contact tracing begins by your local health department and/or your school nurse.
    3. You will only be notified if you are determined to be a “close contact” by the health department or school nurse.  If you are confirmed as a close contact, please request a note deeming you a “close contact”, this is required from the HR department.  Please send a copy of the note to Daroth Yann in HR Dyann@lowell.k12.ma.us
    4. You must be cleared to return to work by the health department.
    5. Quarantine guidelines have changed recently, please review the guidelines sent to you by your contact tracer/health department.