The Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program expired on March 15, 2022.

COVID-19 related symptoms, close contact or positive test results…

If you are having COVID-19 related symptoms, are a close contact or have tested positive please notify Cherie Pinardi at cherie.pinardi@haverhill-ps.org to discuss your specific situation.

The Basics

  • Handwashing: When handwashing, individuals should use soap and water to wash all surfaces of their hands for at least 20 seconds, wait for visible lather, rinse thoroughly, and dry with an individual disposable towel.
  • Hand sanitizing: If handwashing is not feasible, hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent ethanol or at least 70 percent isopropanol content can be used. Hand sanitizer should be applied to all surfaces of the hands and in sufficient quantity that it takes 20 seconds of rubbing hands together for the sanitizer to dry.
  • Maintain physical distancing – six feet apart.
  • Practice respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze
  • Adults, including educators and staff, are required to wear masks/face coverings.
  • Masks/face covering are optional.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
COVID-19 Educational Resources for Massachusetts Health & Education Professionals, School Administrators, Staff, and Parents:

Education Materials for Staff & Families of Young Children:
Struggling to Get Your Child to Wear a Face Mask? Try These 7 Tips
Wear A Mask Song For Kids | Mask Around Me By Drs Bop ‘n Pop
Wearing a Mask- A Social Narrative for Children by Autism Little Learners
All About Masks | Sesame Street in Communities

Pre-K to Grade 3:
Tips and Resources for Early Childhood Educators
Caring for Each Other and Ourselves During the Coronavirus
Nine Podcasts About COVID 19 for Kids Ages 5 to 12 Years Old
National Geographic Interdisciplinary K-12 Resources

Grade 4-6:
National Geographic Interdisciplinary K-12 Resources
WGBH PBS Educational Covid Related Resources

Middle School:
National Geographic Interdisciplinary K-12 Resources
WGBH PBS Educational Covid Related Resources
WatchKnowLearn: Free COVID 19 Educational Videos

High School:
Coping in Hard Times: Fact Sheet High School Students
National Geographic Interdisciplinary K-12 Resources
WGBH PBS Educational Covid Related Resources
WatchKnowLearn: Free COVID 19 Educational Videos

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources:
Supporting Whole Child, Whole School and Whole Community Social, Emotional and Mental Wellness
MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) SEL Resources

Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (MCAAP):
COVID-19
HealthyChildren.org – From the American Academy of Pediatrics

Additional Resources:

Mass4You – How it works
Mass4You is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offered by the Group Insurance Commission (GIC) and Commonwealth of Massachusetts for ALL active employees and their families who are eligible for GIC benefits.
Live and Work Well – How to get support – use access code: mass4you
Maintaining Emotional Health & Well-being
Centers for Disease Control – (CDC)

What You Should Know about GIC Health Benefits and the COVID-19 Outbreak

Revised: 4.4.2022