COVID-19 Announcement (Sunday, 11/7/21)

November 7, 2021

Dear Families and Faculty,

1. We are writing to notify you that we were informed today (11/7/21) that a faculty member has tested positive for COVID-19.

  • This team member was on campus during the period of infectiousness but before presenting with any signs of illness.  DESE/DPH defines the infectious period as: “The infectious period begins 2 days prior to symptom onset. If someone is asymptomatic, the infectious period is considered to begin 2 days prior to the collection of a positive test result.”  We appreciate that our team member pursued testing and communication with Milestones at the earliest opportunity, and we are sending our well wishes for a speedy recovery. This individual will remain out of school until receiving medical clearance to return.

2. We have completed the school-based contact tracing process according to the protocols set forth by DESE/DPH and have already notified any staff member or family with a student who was identified as a close contact to discuss next steps. If you were not individually contacted this morning by either our School Nurse or a member of our Administration Team, you or your child was not identified as a close contact and there is no change to your/your child’s school schedule.

  • DESE/DPH defines close contacts as: “individuals who have been within 6 feet of a COVID-19 positive individual while indoors, for at least 15 minutes during a 24-hour period.  Please note that the at-risk exposure time begins 48 hours prior to symptom onset (or time of positive test if asymptomatic) and continues until the time the COVID-19 positive individual is isolated.”

3. A schoolwide announcement will also be issued this afternoon through our automated voice messaging system. If you do not receive this phone-based notification or if you would like to add or change any phone numbers in our system, please contact Heidi Warren (Project Coordinator) at: for assistance.

As always, thank you for continuing to remain diligent with monitoring daily health attestation criteria and for remaining in strong communication with our School Nurse regarding any signs of illness.

Please remember that Milestones is also offering a free onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinic both for eligible Booster shots and first-time vaccines on Friday, November 19th for select groups of participants.