Health & Wellness
The Health Center has spent a significant amount of time researching countless articles, talking with medical experts, surveying our campus situation, and educating our faculty and administration about COVID-19. The Center has also led the gathering and organizing of information provided by the CDC and World Health Organization as well as the recommendations and guidelines provided by the local, state, and federal governments. The goal is to educate and provide the best counsel to ensure that our students, families, and campus stays healthy and well. This is a quick summary of the actions of the Health Center in response to the COVID-19 virus.
- We have created a specific return to campus/work policy that is more conservative than CDC and WHO guidelines; however, we feel that it is important to have these policies in place in order to keep everyone in our community safe. The Health Center continues to communicate regularly with faculty and staff about the most updated guidelines and recommendations made by the CDC, the WHO, and local and state governments.
- We have allowed and encouraged any faculty or staff member who is able to work remotely so as to reduce the number of interactions on campus and help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- We are also limiting outside contractors both to offices and family residences as much as possible. We are practicing social distancing as much as we possibly can. We are committed to keeping our community safe.
- Dr. Dan Martin, our school psychologist, and I will work together to provide parents/guardians resources with ways to keep your son healthy and well during this challenging time. As a reminder, Dr. Dan Martin is available for all students and can be reached at (203) 887-7454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Magnus alerts have now been turned off for all outstanding or expired documents for the 2019-2020 school year. For returning students, parents/guardians will be prompted in mid-April to start the process of filling out documents for the 2020-2021 school year, as is standard practice every spring.
- The Health Center will not have any official office hours during April and May. However, Heather Callaghan, our director of nursing, will be in and out of the office regularly as well as checking email and phone messages daily. The best way to get in touch with Heather or Susan Lavoie, our assistant director of nursing, is via the Health Center email: email@example.com.
- We are also busy re-imagining the health and wellness portion of Prep4ward in the online format, and we look forward to providing resources for students and families this spring.