The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) is discouraging employers, schools, and other settings from requiring a PCR test for anyone returning from isolation or quarantine. PCR tests can continue to give positives after someone has stopped being infectious.
Additionally, the Department of Public Health’s protocols do not require a return to work or school letter for anyone returning from isolation or quarantine and this requirement is discouraged. Needham Board of Health nor the Massachusetts Department of Health provide these letters. If required, employees should contact their health care provider.