This page is to serve as a reference page for those who may be Covid positive or identified as a close contact to a positive case. For additional information about Coronavirus, please see Coronavirus Information | Mansfield, MA (mansfieldma.com)
If you test positive for COVID-19, it’s important for you to tell your close contacts that they may have been exposed to COVID-19 so they can quarantine, get tested, and wear a well-fitting mask. If they are infected, they could spread COVID-19 starting 2 days before they have any symptoms or test positive. By letting your close contacts know they may have been exposed to COVID-19, you are helping to protect them and everyone around them. Someone is still considered a close contact even if they were wearing a mask while they were around you.
For the most up-to-date guidance on COVID-19 Isolation and quarantine, please go to COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidance for the General Public | Mass.gov.
This page covers the following topics:
- If you test positive for COVID-19 (isolate)
- If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19 (quarantine)
- Return to work in schools, in childcare, or certain healthcare settings
- Return to work guidance for other business sectors
- Frequently asked questions
For any further information on the above isolation and quarantine please call 508-851-6459 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Non school related sports:
In all non-school related sports, it is the responsibility of the Sports Organization to notify team members of the exposure. Positive cases require contact tracing for close contacts. A close contact is defined as:
- You are a close contact of a COVID-19 positive person if you were within 6 feet of them while indoors, for at least 15 minutes, while they were symptomatic or within the 48 hours before symptom onset.
- You are also a close contact if you were within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes of someone while indoors, who tested positive for COVID-19 in the 48 hours before their test was taken or anytime in the 10 days after the test.
For Sports Organizers- If there is a COVID-19 positive team member in your organization who participated in a team activity within their contagious period (48 hours before symptom onset or if no symptoms, testing positive for COVID):
- Notify the team immediately of the exposure. Unless the organization has set up definitive cohorts for practices, the entire team should be considered a close contact. If the exposure occurred during a game where social distancing was not possible, both teams should be considered close contacts.
- With the notification, include the following points:
- Unvaccinated team members must follow current quarantine guidelines. Even if the close contact is a student of Mansfield Public Schools, it is the parents’ responsibility to contact the appropriate school nurse to explain that the child will be quarantining due to COVID exposure. The school nurses will not be notified of the student athletes’ exposure by the Health Department. Direct the parents to the following website for more information about quarantine Information and Guidance for Persons in Quarantine due to COVID-19 | Mass.gov
- Fully vaccinated team members (at least 2 weeks past the 2nd shot) and individuals who had COVID-19 in the last 90 days (from day of symptom onset or day of first positive test if asymptomatic) do not have to quarantine. Students in either of these categories can continue to attend school even after a close contact exposure. Fully vaccinated team members should still monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days following an exposure. If the close contact experiences symptoms, they should isolate from others, contact their primary care provider, and be tested for COVID-19. It is recommended after close contact that fully vaccinated team members get tested 5 days post exposure in the event that they are asymptomatic.
School age children:
Please see the info below if your child attends a Mansfield school and has been identified as a positive case or close contact:
Mansfield Public Schools Health Services Staff is available to families to answer questions you may have about symptoms, testing and vaccination resources. If your child is symptomatic, has been designated as a close contact, or you have general questions, please call your school nurse.
SCHOOL NURSE INFORMATION
Director of Health Services:
Christine Dooling, MSN, RN
Phone: (508) 261-7559
Mansfield High School:
Betsy Savoie, MSN, RN
Christine Harrison, BSN, RN, NCSN
Phone: (508) 261-7540 x3311/33121
Fax: (508) 261-7416
Qualters Middle School:
Elayne Brown, MSW, BSN, RN, NCSN
Heidi Waite, BSN, RN
Phone: (508) 261-7530 ext. 1
Fax: (508) 261-7374
Jordan/Jackson Elementary School:
Betsy Johnston, BSN, RN, NCSN
Stephanie Holland, BSN, RN, NCSN
Phone: (508) 261-7520 x 7525
Fax: (508) 261-7522
Robinson Elementary School:
Sue McGinley, BSN, RN, NCSN
Tammy Rozelle, MSN, RN
Phone: (508) 261-7387
Fax: (508) 261-7389
Roland Green Pre-School:
Debora Wirth, BSN, RN, NCSN
Phone: (508) 261/1561
Fax: (508) 261-7415