COVID Protocols

COVID-19 Protocols for Visitors

On Monday, Feb. 28, the state of Connecticut moved from requiring masks in schools to recommending masks in schools. At that time, Westminster pivoted to a mask-optional policy for students, faculty and staff on campus. While masks are optional but recommended for campus visitors, all visitors are expected to be up to date on vaccinations and boosters, as defined by the CDC. The school will fully support all community members and visitors who choose to wear a mask, regardless of the reason.
 
Additional mitigation strategies remain in effect to protect the health of our community. 
  • Vaccination requirements for students, faculty and staff remain in effect
  • Boosters are strongly recommended for all community members as soon as they are eligible
  • Pre-arrival testing will continue to be required before returning to campus following school breaks
  • Symptomatic students will continue to be tested. Students who test positive will be required to complete the prescribed term of isolation off campus for a minimum of five days
  • Close contacts will continue to be identified and required to quarantine off campus for a minimum of five days if not fully vaccinated and boosted
Masking will continue to be necessary in some settings for community members, such as the Health Center, and for certain occasions like Grandparents Day when large numbers of guests are on campus.

Expectations of Athletic Opponents
Westminster expects that each opponent’s school population is sufficiently vaccinated against COVID-19 and will follow Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health guidance. Any unvaccinated athletes on opposing teams will be permitted to participate in athletic contests following state and federal guidance and are expected to be tested regularly, including shortly before competition.

Any student or coach who tests positive may not travel to Westminster, nor should any player or coach who tests positive be near their team or on the sidelines until cleared for return by their health center. In the event that an opposing school has a positive case within a team, please contact Tim Joncas, Athletic Director.  

If any student or coach on an athletic team tests positive, they will not play or travel with the team until they are cleared by the Westminster School Health Center. In the event of a positive test result involving a student-athlete or coach, Westminster will communicate with the athletic director of the opposing school scheduled to play the team affected.

Officials will follow the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) protocols policy.

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