HPS COVID-19 Resources Dec. 2021

HPS Community,

Haverhill Public Schools Health Services will be unavailable during our holiday break commencing Thursday 12/23/21 at noon through Monday 1/3/22 at 7:00am. This break will give our nurses and health staff an opportunity to rest and refuel as they have been working endlessly for months on our behalf.

During this time, we ask that you utilize the following links and resources to address your questions or concerns:

What symptoms should I be looking for?

COVID-19 symptoms list from DESE/MDPH Protocols:

  • 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

COVID protocols in Schools

Haverhill Public Schools aligns with the DESE/MDPH Protocols for COVID in Schools. The following links relate to these protocols:

Where can I get a test?

Enter your zip code at the mass.gov site to find COVID testing locations near you (Find a COVID Test).

What is the travel guidance?

Here is CDC travel guidance. We respectfully ask that families consider the health and safety of all of our students and staff and follow the travel guidance put in place by the CDC.

Where can my child get a vaccine?

Enter your zip code at the mass.gov site to find COVID vaccination locations near you (Vax Finder).

How to access City of Haverhill COVID information?

  • Website
  • You may contact Haverhill Public Health at 978-374-2390.

HPS School Health Services wishes you a safe, healthy holiday season.

Be well,

Katie Vozeolas BSN RN NCSN
Director of Health and Nursing
Haverhill Public Schools
kvozeolas@haverhill-ps.org