COVID-19 Policy

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that is thought to have originated with an animal source, but became a pandemic among people. It is recognized that COVID-19 is primarily spread between people who are in close contact with one another—through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The majority of people diagnosed with COVID-19 generally experience mild to severe respiratory illness symptoms: fever, cough, and difficulty breathing.

The unknown progression of this virus and the effect on our daily lives can cause fear, anxiety, speculation, and stigma. The entire Country Day community is navigating this together. Overall safety and progress depends upon community respect, flexibility, diligence, and trust.

In order to protect our entire school community and prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have partnered with Atrium Health in our efforts to mitigate risk and manage exposure.

All current Country Day parents and employees are required to complete annual health forms within the Magnus Health Portal including a new medical risk assessment. Daily assessments and screening are necessary. We will rely upon a diverse method of self-reporting through the Magnus V2 Mobile app, independent precaution, and symptom evaluation by the Nurses, Atrium Healthcare staff, and other licensed practitioners to inform the up-to-date risk level for the school.

Information surrounding COVID-19 is rapidly evolving and local, state, and national guidelines may change. The school COVID-19 policy and related details are subject to change as well. The school will provide notification of official policy changes as needed.