Kimberly Coughlin, Director of Nursing
Health Services Department
Milton High School
25 Gile Road
Milton, MA 02186
Massachusetts State Mandates
Links to Important Documents
Massachusetts offers free or low cost health and dental insurance to all children and teens through age 18. Call your school nurse or Health Care for All at 1-800-272-4232 for more information or visit Healthcare for All
Covid-19 Information March 2022
- MPS Health Prescreening Checklist
- DESE/DPH Protocols for Responding to COVID-19 Scenarios - SY 2021-22 (Updated March 3, 2022)
- For families or faculty/staff who wish to opt-in for rapid antigen testing kits, please submit this Opt-In Form for each student to your school nurse.
On February 16, Milton’s School Committee voted to amend the policy on Masks and Face Coverings so that masks will no longer be universally required indoors in school settings based on DESE lifting the statewide mask mandate. Late Friday, the CDC announced that, effective February 25, 2022, it is no longer requiring that masks be worn on school buses or vans for students and children in childcare programs.
The following language will be in effect for indoor settings in Milton Public Schools and on school transportation starting Monday, March 7, 2022 as the current DESE mask mandate has not been extended and the CDC lifted its requirements on school transportation.
- It is strongly recommended that unvaccinated or otherwise immunocompromised individuals wear masks in school buildings, and on school grounds, even when social distancing is observed.
- Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask, but may do so if desired.
Students should still bring masks to school as they will be required under the following circumstances:
- Masks will still be required in health offices (per DPH for health facilities)
- Masks will still be required for individuals testing as COVID-positive and returning to school from isolation on day 6 or later through day 10 (per DPH and CDC protocols)
- For MIAA athletic events and some other activities, mask rules are up to host-school or venue-specific rules. Therefore, depending on the venue, a mask may be required.
School Health Offices
In order to insure adherence to Massachusetts immunization requirements, monitoring of infections and other diseases are important functions of the school nurse. The nurse works with parents, administrators, school staff, primary care providers, local and regional Boards of Health, school physicians and others to maintain a healthy school environment. Upon recommendation to administration, students may be excluded from school if immunizations are not up to date or if a student has a communicable disease such as chicken pox, pertussis, scabies or conjunctivitis.