Author: Andree Entezari

School Health Update 09/11/2020

Greetings from the School Health Unit! I remember with great clarity where I was 19 years ago today.  I first heard about what was happening in NYC via a news alert on my computer, as I was one of the few buildings with access to the internet in my district.  The following days were a […]

Guidance for School Staff: Applying EPA- Approved Mosquito Repellent to Prevent EEE

Greetings (again) from the School Health Unit!   Reducing Risk of Mosquito-borne Illness While Outdoors Guidance for School Staff: Applying EPA- Approved Mosquito Repellent to Prevent EEE MosqHandoutKids_EN-SP1 Mosquito Bite Prevention OnePager – Caregivers – SPA Mosquito Bite Prevention OnePager – Caregivers Mosquito Bite Prevention Poster – Kids – SPA Mosquito Bite Prevention Poster – […]

DPH Updates

Greetings from the School Health Unit! The start of a new school year has always brought me excitement, anxiety, and a sense of a new beginning.  As a mom and a school nurse, for the last 30 years, my life has been structured around a school-year schedule.  Until now, I never appreciated just how comforting […]

MA Travel Order Effective August 1st, 2020

Dear School Nurse Colleagues, Here are school reopening updates posted this morning on the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html Also, here is the link to the new COVID-19 Travel Order announced by Governor Baker during today’s press conference that goes into effect on August 1, 2020, https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order.

DESE Transportation and Facilities Guidance

Transportation and Facilities Guidance Dear Superintendents, Charter School Leaders, Assistant Superintendents, Collaborative Leaders, and Leaders of Approved Special Education Schools, The attached transportation and facilities and operations guidance documents supplement DESE’s Initial Fall School Reopening Memo. The initial memo put forth the goal of the safe return of as many students as possible to in-person […]