2022–23 COVID-19 Policies and Protocols

Ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. As we have throughout the pandemic, Country Day will continue to follow CDC and Mecklenburg County Public Health Department recommendations and guidelines in making decisions relevant to the health of our community.

The CDC COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. We will also continue to partner with Atrium Health to provide insight, additional guidance, and support where needed. The priority remains to maintain teaching and learning on-campus, and all risk mitigation efforts are towards that end.

Based on the current phase of the pandemic, available data, and existing prevention measures, both the CDC and Mecklenburg County Health Department’s school guidance focuses on layering prevention strategies, including recommending indoor masking in schools at high COVID-19 Community Level.

Update: September 9, 2022

  • Our best risk-mitigation tool is staying home with symptoms. Students, employees, and visitors should NOT come to campus if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms of illness.
  • As universal contact tracing is not recommended for schools, individual contact tracing will not be done by the school. However, students and employees must inform our nurses of COVID-19 positive cases, and the COVID-19 dashboard will be maintained and updated regularly.
  • We will continue to implement cleaning protocols, including proper hygiene, handwashing/sanitizing stations, tissues and paper towels, disinfectant wipes or spray, and gloves where appropriate.
  • We will aim to run school operations as normally as possible—including lunch, visitors, events, and extra-curricular activities—with the understanding that we may need to make adjustments depending on the event/activity.  

Policies and Protocol

Our mission, values, and affirmation of community guide us while we work to mitigate risk to our community given the current global pandemic. We are committed to upholding Country Day’s excellence across all of our plans and prepared to transition through them when and if the situation necessitates. 

COVID-19 Dashboard

Log into the Parent or Employee Portal to see the COVID-19 Dashboard.

Contact Our Nurses


Gwen Nix, RN | E-mail | 704-943-4569
Sharon Ferris, RN | E-mail | 704-943-4568


Wendy Barber | E-mail | 704-943-4830

Nurses Office Hours

Monday–Friday, 7:30 am–6:00 pm

COVID-19 Team

The COVID-19 Team and the Administrative Council meet regularly to review the current state of COVID-19 as well as any health risks to our community, make adjustments as necessary, and communicate any changes quickly.

Marcel Gauthier

Head of School 

Shannon Drosky

Director of Marketing and Communications

Masanori Toguchi and Monica Erb


Bill Mulcahy

Head of Lower School

Warren Sepkowitz

Head of Middle School

Matt Less

Head of Upper School

Wendy Barber, Sharon Ferris, and Gwen Nix

School Nurses

Atrium Health Partners 

Useful Resources