CPS COVID-19 Information

Schools and the Path to Zero Framework
CPS has adopted the Schools and the Path to Zero: Strategies for Pandemic Resilience in the Face of High Community Spread framework, and has put in place a range of Safety and Health protocols to minimize exposure and transmission of COVID-19. See the Safety, Health, and Facilities manual for details.

A few highlights:

  • Room setups and protocols to support 3 foot distancing in grades preschool-5 and 6 foot distancing in grades 6 - 12.
  • All staff and students required to wear masks.
  • Voluntary, free, biweekly COVID testing for all in-person staff. Plans for weekly student surveillance testing for grades 6-12 are being developed.Testing for symptomatic students and staff in CPS buildings. Additional health aides for every school.
  • Newly installed hand sanitizer stations, extra sinks, and portable hand washing stations
  • Improved ventilation systems in all schools, supported by box fans, air scrubbers with HEPA filters, and CO2 meters.
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting plans for every school include daily cleaning of all classrooms plus cleaning of high touch areas and equipment throughout the day.
  • Electrostatic sprayers for each building and disinfectant supplies for every classroom
  • Designated “Get Well” rooms in each building for students who demonstrate symptoms during the day.
COVID-19 Protocols
CPS Dashboard
The CPS COVID-19 Data Dashboard is intended to share the information used by CPS and the Cambridge Public Health Department to make dynamic determinations about individual, school, and district quarantine needs. Visit the Dashboard >>

CPS Health Checklist
CPS has developed a Daily Health Checklist that students and staff must review before entering a building for work, school, or an appointment. See the online and printed versions of What Should I Do? A Daily Health Checklist and Responses to Different COVID Situations. (Note: Translated versions are being updated.)

COVID-19 Safety & Health Resources
What Should I Do? 
A daily health checklist and responses to different COVID situations
English | Amharic | Arabic | Bengali | Chinese | Haitian Creole | Spanish | Portuguese

3 Rules Can Save Lives
English | Spanish | Amharic | Bengali

Be Cool, Stay Healthy, Wear a Mask!
A kid-friendly guide to wearing masks
| (Translated versions are being updated.)

Bus Safety Procedures for COVID-19
Please review the COVID-19 bus safety information with your child so they will be ready to have a safe trip on their first day riding the bus.

Additional Information

Ventilation Testing Report
Kennedy-Longfellow & Cambridgeport Schools

School CO2 Readings

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