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COVID-19 School Protocols

The tabs below outline important additions and clarifications to our school’s COVID-19 information and expectations. Please be reminded that these protocols may be adjusted at our discretion based on national and local guidance and conditions.

HELPFUL COVID-19 CAMPUS INFO:

UNDERSTANDING HOW AND WHEN TO QUARANTINE OR ISOLATE

UNDERSTANDING HOW AND WHEN TO QUARANTINE OR ISOLATE

IF YOU ARE:

YOUR PROTOCOL IS:

An employee who is:

  • COVID Positive

  • Asymptomatic, or symptoms are resolving

    • Minimum 5 days isolation (Day Zero is the day you test positive).

    • Return to work on Day 6 as long as you are symptom-free or if your symptoms are improving and you have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).

    • Must wear a mask in public and avoid the dining hall until you test negative.until Day 11 unless you test negative before that.

A student who is:

  • COVID positive, whether symptomatic or not


    • 5 days quarantine off campus (Day Zero is the day you test positive).

    • Negative rapid antigen test required for re-entry on Day 6 or later as long as you remain asymptomatic or if your symptoms are improving and you have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).

    • No masking required once you’ve tested negative for return.

Any employee or student who is:

  • COVID Positive

  • Experiencing severe illness (shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sought medical intervention, and/or been hospitalized)

    • Isolation until Day 11.

    • Students need a negative rapid test to return.

    • If you are or were hospitalized, and/or severe symptoms are not resolving by Day 11, you will need a doctor’s note before returning to work/school. Please contact the Health Office with any questions.


ADDITIONAL INFO:

VACCINATION STATUS
MASKS
ISOLATION vs. QUARANTINE
CLOSE CONTACTS
*CALCULATING THE “EFFECTIVE” DATE

VACCINATION STATUS

At Marvelwood, our distinction between the terms “fully vaccinated” and “partially vaccinated” will be defined as follows:

  • Fully vaccinated: Individual has had the full primary vaccination series AND the booster, if eligible.

  • Partially vaccinated: Individual is following the primary vaccination series but is not yet past the two weeks OR has not had the booster if eligible.

  • Unvaccinated: Those very few community members, including on-campus resident families, for whom the school’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate has been waived due to age, medical status or approved exemption.

MASKS

  • A cloth mask alone is NO LONGER PERMITTED

  • Masks must be fitted properly, meeting our revised and updated standards:
    • KN95 or N95, OR

    • Double masked with surgical + cloth, OR

    • Well-fitted surgical mask alone

  • “Well-fitted” means:
    • Nose and mouth covered at all times, from the bridge of the nose to below the chin.

    • Metal clip used to make sure the mask fits snugly over the bridge of the nose.

    • No gaps at the sides. It is often effective to twist the earloop before fitting it over the ear.

    • Advisors will speak with students upon return to ensure they know how to wear a mask effectively and to the school’s standards.

ISOLATION vs. QUARANTINE

  • Isolation: Individuals confirmed positive with COVID-19 must isolate at home or off-campus with an emergency contact. We are unable to care for students in isolation on campus.

  • Quarantine: Some individuals identified as close contacts will be required to quarantine (see chart below). With on-campus quarantine space extremely limited, we will expect that any student requiring quarantine will go home or to their emergency contact. Students will not be permitted to quarantine in their own dorms or dorm rooms.

CLOSE CONTACTS

  • A close contact is someone who has been within 6 feet of a confirmed individual with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes when health and safety measures were not in place or were insufficient.

  • If individuals were spaced at 3-6 feet distancing and correctly and consistently masked, such as in a supervised and masked classroom, they are NOT considered a close contact.

*CALCULATING THE “EFFECTIVE” DATE

In order to determine the proper length of any isolation, quarantine, or re-testing, it is vital to determine the “effective” date, which we will refer to as “day zero.” For our purposes, our guidance will be:

    • “Day zero” for asymptomatic individuals testing positive is the date the test was administered.
    • “Day zero” for symptomatic individuals testing positive is the date of the onset of symptoms.
    • “Day zero” for close contacts is within 24 hours of contact with a confirmed positive individual.

The chart below indicates quarantine or isolation guidelines for fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated community members.

IF YOU ARE:

YOUR PROTOCOL IS:

An employee who is:

  • COVID Positive

  • Asymptomatic, or symptoms are resolving

    • Minimum 5 days isolation (Day Zero is the day you test positive).

    • Return to work on Day 6 as long as you are symptom-free or if your symptoms are improving and you have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).

    • Must wear a mask in public and avoid the dining hall until you test negative.until Day 11 unless you test negative before that.

A student who is:

  • COVID positive, whether symptomatic or not


    • 5 days quarantine off campus (Day Zero is the day you test positive).

    • Negative rapid antigen test required for re-entry on Day 6 or later as long as you remain asymptomatic or if your symptoms are improving and you have been fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).

    • No masking required once you’ve tested negative for return.

Any employee or student who is:

  • COVID Positive

  • Experiencing severe illness (shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sought medical intervention, and/or been hospitalized)

    • Isolation until Day 11.

    • Students need a negative rapid test to return.

    • If you are or were hospitalized, and/or severe symptoms are not resolving by Day 11, you will need a doctor’s note before returning to work/school. Please contact the Health Office with any questions.