BROOKLINE – Health Commissioner Dr. Swannie Jett announces that the Brookline Department of Public Health has outlined COVID-19 safety guidelines for private schools.
Effective Monday, Aug. 30, all private schools in Brookline are required to adhere to guidelines established by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s COVID-19 guidance documents, as well as guidelines established by the Brookline Department of Public Health.
In accordance with state and local guidelines, masks are required for students and staff while indoors except when eating or drinking.
Additionally, the order requires that private schools that offer sports programming and other events must adhere to standards established by the Massachusetts Department of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ COVID-19 guidance documents, and must receive approval for these programs and events from the Brookline Department of Public Health.
“We would like to thank all private schools and institutions in Brookline for their willingness to comply with these guidelines,” said Dr. Jett. “There are steps that we all must take to put an end to the pandemic, and we feel that these actions are necessary to keep our community safe and healthy.”