Health Policy

Easthampton Family Center suggests anyone who has recently had a fever stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours.


Please stay home if you have vomited in the past 24 hours. 


Use your best judgement when considering joining us if you have a cold or cough. Colds can last up two weeks and we know young children frequently have colds. However, if their nose is running profusely or they are unable to cover their cough, give them an extra day of rest at home. 


The precautions to help prevent colds and the flu can help protect against COVID-19. 


The Department of Public Health recommends:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If unable to wash, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands)  Encourage young children to cough or sneeze into their elbow.

  • Stay away from people who are sick and stay home when you are sick.