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Covid-19 Response

As of Monday, October 19, all grades have returned to campus. 

Below, you may read our comprehensive Family Guide to Returning to Town.

Read our Family Guide to Returning to Town

Read our Family Guide to Returning to Town FAQ

Testing Dashboard

Our Testing Dashboard is updated weekly on Thursdays, or more often in the event of a positive case, to reflect both student and employee tests administered on campus and reported cases. Below is the most recent data as of November 19, 2020. (Please click anywhere on the image to be able to zoom in.) We will note with an asterisk where a result has subsequently been deemed false by the DPH.

Active Cases in Isolation

This number includes both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases across our student and employee population. Employees and students are directed to isolate if they are confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19. Members of the isolating individual's cohort will be notified and instructed to quarantine in the event of close contact during the infectious period. Other individuals, outside of the affected cohort, will be notified separately to protect privacy. For definitions and more information from the DPH, please see FAQs: Contact Tracing (8/4/20).

Total Cases Since 9/8/20

This number reflects cumulative results from administered tests, which began on 9/8/20, and reported results across students and employees.

All Test Results by Week

This chart reflects student and employee test results from tests administered weekly on campus. In September, the number of tests conducted was lower as we piloted the program and many employees continued to work from home. As students return to campus, testing numbers will increase and be reported here together.

Rates of Cases in School Population, Student Population, and Employee Population

These charts includes on- and off-site testing data. All employees and Upper School students who opt-in are tested within a two-week period, allowing us to provide a trailing fourteen-day rate of positive cases, updated weekly. According to the DPH, school-wide closure may be appropriate if more than 5% of the school population is considered positive cases within a fourteen-day period (Reopening TK-12 Schools, 8/10/20). The denominator in each ratio is the current number of school-based individuals. A "positive case" is someone who has a positive test result and/or a suspected diagnosis based on symptoms.

Positivity Rates Among Students and Employees

These two tables delineate by date the testing done at Town only. We show ratios of the actual tested population and the whole school-based population, as the latter is relevant to DPH's closure guidance around pivoting to Online Town. Student testing will begin the week before Upper School returns to campus.