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COVID-19 Information

Staying Current on COVID-19

Current COVID-19 Guidelines

as of fall 2022


  • 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.


  • 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


Elisa Del Valle
Assistant Head of School for Student Life, Director of Social Justice and Inclusion

Health Center

Joyce McIntyre
Director of Health Services

Academic Administration

Harrison Shure
Assistant Head of School, Dean of Academics


John Monagan
Interim Athletic Director

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