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COVID-19 Information

Staying Current on COVID-19

Current COVID-19 Guidelines

as of fall 2022

VISITORS

  • We expect all visitors to be vaccinated. If not, they must wear a mask while on our campus.

Face coverings

  • Face coverings in all buildings and all spaces are optional. 
  • Face coverings are not required for those who return after having had COVID-19 if they isolate for 10 days (see below).
  • We reserve the right to require face coverings in a particular situation or if community health conditions change.

Covid-19 Positive Cases

  • Any person testing positive for COVID-19 is required to leave campus immediately and isolate at home or with a guardian for 5 days. 
  • A rapid antigen home test may be taken on day 5 after the onset of symptoms. 
    • If positive, isolate for 5 more days and return to campus on day 10. 
    • If negative, return to campus on day 6, wearing a face covering for 5 more days
      • If student is a boarder, they may remove their face covering while in their dorm room.
  • The Health Center will always provide testing for symptomatic individuals.

Residence Halls

  • Face coverings are optional and always allowed. 
  • If there’s a positive case in the dorm, roommates would be considered close contacts and parents/guardians will be informed.
    • Close contacts will be tested on day 1 of exposure.
      • If positive, student will follow COVID-19 Positive Case Protocol.
      • If negative, student will wear a face covering for 5 days while on campus outside their dorm room.
        • Student will be retested only if they are symptomatic.

Athletics

  • Vaccinated spectators are welcome at all indoor events.

The Ethel Walker School reserves the right to restrict campus access in response to a rising community health risk.

Contact Information and Other Resources

General Concerns

Dr. Meera Viswanathan
Head of School
mviswanathan@ethelwalker.org
+1-860-408-4210

STUDENT LIFE

Elisa Del Valle
Assistant Head of School for Student Life, Director of Social Justice and Inclusion
edelvalle@ethelwalker.org
+1-860-408-4287

Health Center

Joyce McIntyre
Director of Health Services
jmcintyre@ethelwalker.org
+1-860-408-4289

Academic Administration

Harrison Shure
Assistant Head of School, Dean of Academics
hshure@ethelwalker.org
+1-860-408-4212

Athletics

John Monagan
Interim Athletic Director
jmonagan@ethelwalker.org
+1-860-408-4290

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