SPRING 2022 INFORMATION
The purpose of this page is to outline our COVID-19 health and safety layers in accordance with operations for the Winsor School. These protocols are the product of the most recent CDC and DESE guidelines and have been carefully considered and adapted to address and promote the safety, health, and welfare of the Winsor community. Please check back regularly for ongoing updates and guidance. 

 
NOTE:
The graphs below are best seen in landscape mode when viewed on a mobile device.
 
 

COVID-19 Testing Results

Percent positivity is calculated by dividing the number of positive cases by the number of people tested.
 
 

Student Vaccination Percentages

This chart shows the percentage of students who have been fully vaccinated for the whole school.

 
COVID-19 Health & Safety Layers

STUDENTS AND FACULTY/STAFF
(Vaccinated and Unvaccinated)
MASKING

Optional indoors. Required while entering the Health Clinic.
Optional outdoors.



TESTING


All individuals who become ill with symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day will be tested using a rapid antigen test.
DISTANCING

No distancing required at this time.
HAND WASHING

Hand sanitizing is encouraged when entering the school building, when entering or leaving the classroom and other campus spaces. Hand sanitizing dispensers will be available throughout the school.
CONTACT TRACING, QUARANTINE, AND ISOLATION



In the event of a positive COVID-19 case on campus, Winsor will use contact tracing, quarantining, and isolation, in accordance with state guidelines and definitions.

Currently, asymptomatic, vaccinated close contacts are not required to quarantine if they are identified as close contact.

Our full protocols for a positive case and close contacts can be found below.
HEALTH MONITORING

All members of the community are encouraged to stay home when feeling ill.

All visitors—including parents, vendors, contractors, volunteers, and affiliates—will be required to monitor their symptoms in advance of arriving on campus.
 
 

 
COVID-19 VISITOR HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

We appreciate your cooperation and teamwork to help keep our community safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. For in-person meetings in particular, we would like to emphasize the importance of continuing to follow our protocols. 
  • While indoors, all visitors may choose whether or not to wear a mask. 
  • All visitors will need to follow the COVID-19 Visitor Health & Safety Protocols adopted by the school and as required by federal, state, or local regulations. Visitors are asked to self-monitor COVID-19 symptoms before coming on campus. Do not come to campus if you are feeling ill or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. 
  • Water will be available and we ask that you bring a personal water bottle.

Parents or guardians (or other authorized adults*) who wish to visit school indoors will be asked to adhere to the following guidelines.
VISITORS
In order to ensure the health and safety of the Winsor community, Winsor requires all visitors to follow the School’s health and safety protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Read the COVID-19 Visitor Health & Safety Protocols.
VACCINATION
Visitors will not be required to provide proof of vaccination.
MASKING
Optional indoors. Required while entering the Health Clinic.
Optional outdoors.
DISTANCING No distancing required.
HEALTH MONITORING
All visitors are asked to refrain from visiting when feeling ill.
 
 

 
POOL TESTING STUDENTS
 
Going forward, weekly pool testing will no longer be offered. However, we will adjust our approach as needed. The Director of Health Services will continue to test members of the community who show signs of COVID-19 infection. Any individual testing positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for 5 days, with an additional 5 days of masking (per CDC). 

Close Contacts and Quarantine Exemptions
In the event of a positive COVID-19 case on campus, Winsor will use contact tracing, quarantining, and isolation, in accordance with state guidelines and definitions.

Contact tracing
to determine close contacts will be conducted for the infectious period of the positive case. The infectious period is defined as 48 hours prior to symptom onset or positive test date (if asymptomatic). Currently, vaccinated individuals are not required to quarantine if they are identified as close contact.

Going forward, if you have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, please follow the updated CDC isolation and quarantine guidelines
 

If you: You should:
Have a booster OR 
 
Have completed the primary vaccine series of Moderna or Pfizer and a second dose is within the last 6 months OR 
 
Have completed the primary series of J&J within the last 2 months
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
Have completed the primary vaccine series of Moderna or Pfizer and a second dose is over 6 months ago and are not boosted OR
 
Have completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted OR 
 
Are unvaccinated
  • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 days.
  • If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days. 
  • Test on day 5, if possible.
 
 
 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

List of 4 items.

  • How many masks should I bring?

    Each student should bring two masks to school every day. Masks will be available at school should a student need one.

    Bandanas, neck gaiters, and masks with one-way valves are not permitted. 
  • Who is required to be vaccinated?

    Because over 99 percent of our employees are fully vaccinated, we are mandating that all employees now and going forward also be fully vaccinated and receive a booster.

    “Fully” vaccinated means two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, with the most recent dose being at least 14 days in advance of the visit. 
     
    At this time, Winsor is not mandating vaccinations for students. Because the CDC has recommended the use of the FDA-approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five and older, we are encouraging all students to get vaccinated and for everyone over 16 get a booster.
  • Will students be required to submit a daily Magnus screening?

    No, we will not require students/faculty to complete daily screening at this time.  
  • Will there be remote learning options?

    No. All instruction will take place on campus. There are no plans to integrate any form of remote learning at this time.

    When students are absent due to a positive COVID-19 test, teachers and advisors will work with students to help them continue to engage academically from home. Absent students should reach out to their advisors and teachers to coordinate.