Plans for the March 29 Arrival on Campus

Begin Self-Quarantine March 15

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  • The two-week self-quarantine period

    will be vital to helping us establish a healthy baseline when the community returns. It begins Monday, March 15, and continues until students arrive at School.
  • Guidelines:

    • Avoid gatherings with those not in your household.
    • Lay low; stay at home as much as possible, leaving only for essential purposes. If you must leave your home, wear a mask and practice appropriate physical distancing of 6 feet or greater.
    • Avoid densely populated spaces.
    • Avoid travel, particularly travel on planes, trains, or other public means of transportation. If travel is not avoidable, wear masks, avoid common-touch surfaces, and wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.
    • Practice the Big Four — mask-wearing, hand-washing and hygiene, physical distancing, and cleaning of common-touch surfaces.

Select a Pre-Arrival Test by March 15. Take the Test March 24-25.

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  • Who must take a pre-arrival test?

    The pre-arrival test is a critical part of our strategy to establish a healthy baseline for the community. All students must take a Covid-19 PCR test before their return to campus and show proof of a negative result.
  • How do I get a test?

    Families can arrange and pay for their pre-arrival test in the way most convenient for them. You can, for instance, use an at-home test kit or get a test through a primary-care provider, a clinic, or a public health agency. 
  • Can I take a rapid antigen test?

    No. EHS will not accept results from rapid antigen or antibody tests.
  • What test provider does the Health Center recommend?

    Families should make their choice of a test based on your assessment of cost, reliability, convenience, and the turnaround time for results. If you are uncertain whether results will be delivered in time, we recommend you order the Vault Health at-home test kit

    Please note: This test option requires advance planning to ensure the test is ordered and sent to you in time for testing on March 24-25.
  • What other test providers could I use?

    This database from the federal Department of Health and Human Services lists testing provides in every state. The department also maintains a state-by-state list of public and nonprofit health centers, some of which provide Covid-19 testing. PLAN IN ADVANCE. Cost, insurance coverage, and access to testing for those under 18 years old vary widely.
  • What dates should I take the test?

    Testing must be done on March 24 or 25. This timing is important for the tests to be most effective on arrival, so we cannot accept results for tests taken at other times.
  • How do I make sure that I receive my test results in time?

    PLAN IN ADVANCE! Turnaround times for PCR test results vary. When making arrangements for the student’s test, confirm that the test provider can deliver results in time for you to submit them through your Magnus Health record to the Health Center by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, March 27
  • When do I submit my test results?

    Families must submit proof of a negative test no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) EST on Saturday, March 27, through your Magnus Health record.
  • How do I upload my results to my Magnus Health record?

    1. Log in to the Parent Portal.
    2. Click the orange “Magnus” button, then click on your child’s Student Health Tracker.
    3. Follow the prompts to upload forms.
    4. Before uploading, please verify that each form is complete and contains the required information.

Begin Screening March 22

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  • Starting Monday, March 22, students will begin a daily screening

    via SafetyApp, including important questions related to Covid-19 exposure. Screening should be completed by 10 a.m. each morning. Students who have already been on campus this year should already have the SafetyApp. Those arriving on campus for the first time will receive an invitation to download the app; the sender name will be "SafetyApp."
  • The SafetyApp will include

    information regarding health guidelines and prevention practices. See the "Protocols" section.

Key Dates

Note: Forms must be submitted through students' Magnus Health records. See instructions below.

March 15

Students returning to campus begin two-week self-quarantine period. This is also the deadline for sending to the Health Center the Pre-Arrival Test Selection Form and the Covid-Declaration Information Form.
March 24 or 25
Returning students take their pre-arrival Covid-19 test as arranged by families. We strongly encourage students to take the test on the 24th to ensure results arrive in time
March 27, 12:00 p.m. ET
Returning students must submit their Covid-19 PCR test result by this date. They should submit this form with their results.

March 29
Returning students arrive on campus. There will be no classes.
March 30
Juniors who have signed up with the College Counseling office take the ACT on campus.