Initial Fall Reopening Guidance

Initial Fall School Reopening Guidance was shared publicly on Thursday, by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE. It outlines numerous restrictions and plans to bring students and teachers to reopened schools with minimized risks for COVID-19 based on input from the Return-To-School Working Group, infectious disease physicians, pediatricians and other public health experts.

1-MA Department of Education (DESE) Initial Fall Reopening Guidance

2-Initial Fall Reopening Guidance Powerpoint Presentation

3-Letter to DESE Commissioner Riley from Massachusetts Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics

4- An Op Ed in The Washington Post by Joseph G. Allen, an assistant professor of exposure assessment science, director of the Healthy Buildings program at Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health and co-author of “Healthy Buildings: How Indoor Spaces Drive Performance and Productivity.