Health and Safety
St. Mark’s is committed to providing the safest possible environment for all members of the community. The COVID-19 Task Force and other School administrators will continue to monitor local, state, national, and international public health guidelines and coordinate with peer schools as St. Mark’s prepares to welcome students back to campus. Realizing that the situation remains very fluid and dynamic, the following are some health and safety protocols and procedures that will be implemented for the 2020-2021 academic year. Additional details will be shared in a subsequent communication. The four layers of protection we are focusing on are:
Face coverings (masks) Masks are to be worn at all times, barring specific exceptions that will be communicated to students upon arrival at School. Students should bring a seven-day supply of washable masks. The School will also have masks available for students.
Hand washing Community members will be advised to wash their hands frequently. In addition, hand sanitizer stations have been installed throughout campus, along with reminders to avoid touching one’s face after touching surfaces.
Physical distancing The School will be emphasizing physical distancing of six feet between individuals whenever possible. In addition, one-way pathways will be introduced throughout campus.
Personal health monitoring Evidence of a negative COVID-19 test, specifically the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, four to five days prior to arrival on campus is required. Students should have a functioning smartphone with the Boardingware app installed. Students will register through Boardingware to confirm permission to arrive on campus. Please email email@example.com if you need assistance obtaining a smartphone. Morning health checks will be implemented once students are on campus for both boarding and day students. All faculty and staff will also be required to submit a daily health check. We are working on these details with our Human Resources department.