Massachusetts

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Information current as of October 6, 2021

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To learn more about Massachusetts’ school testing plans, visit their websiteexternal icon.

Management structure for school screening

In Massachusetts, nearly all direct program support and services are provided through a single vendor, which is actively managed by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (which holds the vendor contract) and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Support provided to school districts

Massachusetts has made screening testing available to all K-12 schools in the state, referring schools to CDC guidance around community transmission rates and school testing. The state allows all K-12 schools to complete an application with space to select which types of testing they would like to provide in their school (i.e., screening, symptomatic, close contact), then the state coordinates with a vendor to deliver those services.