We successfully completed four weeks of pooled testing during the winter term with only two positive cases and no community transmission. We resume weekly testing on March 25, and will continue to evaluate the need for the remainder of the spring term.Updates to COVID Restrictions
With revised CDC and State guidelines, and in consultation with our public health consultants, we are revising certain restrictions for the spring term. The following updates will go into effect Monday, March 29.Physical Distancing
Students may be seated three feet apart, masked, in classrooms. Due to revised state guidelines, three feet masked would not be considered close contact if a student were to test positive. In outdoor environments, students may be spaced three feet apart, masked, only if they are stationary. All adults will continue to maintain six feet of distancing. There will be no change to bus seating.
Travel Quarantine Guidelines
No quarantine is required after domestic travel. Students will be required to get a PCR test 3-5 days after their return to NH. Derryfield's pooled testing would meet this requirement. All people who travel must monitor for signs and symptoms for 14 days after travel. Be sure to follow all health guidelines during travel.
Close Contact Quarantines
If you are considered a close contact to a COVID-positive individual, the quarantine length will be reduced from 14 days to 10 days. Close contact is defined as a person being less than six feet of an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 for ten minutes or more, except for in classroom settings, where the distance is reduced to three feet. Derryfield will continue contact tracing in coordination with the State for positive cases in school. You may not test out of quarantine; however, you are highly encouraged to get tested 5-7 days after your last exposure. Testing Updates
Weekly pooled testing will not be required for those who have been fully vaccinated and those who have had a positive COVID test within the past 90 days. To be considered fully vaccinated, you must be 14 days past a Johnson & Johnson shot or 14 days past your second Pfizer/Moderna shot.