Help Us Keep our Community Healthy & Safe
At Northshire Day School we are focused to follow the Covid-19 health and safety guidelines to keep our students,
families, staff, and our community healthy during this pandemic.
How to Protect Yourself & Others
Current CDC Guidelines:
People From Different Household Should Not Gather:
Attendance at all public and private social, recreational and entertainment gatherings, indoor and outdoor, including large social gatherings incidental
to ceremonies, holiday gatherings, parties and celebrations, shall be limited to participation with only members of a single household. For the sake
of clarity, nothing in this Order prohibits the gathering of members living in the same residence. Individuals who live alone may gather with members
of their immediate family residing in a different household.
Visiting Family Outside of Vermont:
If you visit family outside of Vermont, you and your children must follow a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative PCR test. Staying in and completing quarantine is extremely important to help keep people from spreading the virus when they may not know they have it.
Having Family Visit You:
If you have family outside of Vermont visiting for the holidays, please remember they are also under quarantine. If you are sharing space, stay at least
6 feet from the people under quarantine. People under quarantine should wear a mask in common spaces, use a separate bathroom, eat separately,
and otherwise not be in close contact with the people who are hosting them. Be sure to disinfect commonly touches surfaces, and check yourself for symptoms for 14 days.
The only exception to quarantine is travel for essential purposes. Essential travel includes travel for work, personal safety, medical care, care of others, parental shared custody, for food, beverage or medicine or to attend preK-12 school and college. Essential travel does NOT include travel for visiting
family or friends, attending weddings, funerals or social events or participation in holiday shopping or activities.
If you do not follow the state guidelines and host people in your home or gather at any time between now and January 15th,
you must take the following precautions:
1. Quarantine for 7 days AFTER the gathering. The day your guests leave is considered Day 0. Day 1 begins the next day.
2. Get a PCR test. Rapid tests are not acceptable for return to school / childcare.
3. If you and your family test negative, your child may return to NDS.
The alternative to having your family tested is a 14 day quarantine.
If you are planning to “quarantine” with your visitors during their stay, please remember you will still need to quarantine for the additional 7 days
after they leave and then be tested.
Helpful Links for Traveling during Covid
Vermonters Traveling Out of State
Know Your Travel Risk
Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Vermont Department of Health Covid Frequently Asked Questions
Guidance for if your child is sent home sick from childcare with a symptom of COVID-19
Pediatric Covid-19 Communication Tool
We will complete a copy Pediatric Covid-19 Communication Tool for you to share with the doctor.
Covid-19 in Pediatric Patients
Covid-19 in Pediatric Patients (PreK-Grade 12) Triage. Evaluation, Testing, & Return to School.
Return to Child Care or Out of School Care Program Following Illness
Covid-19 Information for Families: Return to Child Care or Out of School Care Program Follow Illness.
This health guidance is based on evolving health and safety information and is subject to change without prior notice.