The Foundation for a Meaningful Life
Kindergarten - Grade 9 in Southborough, MA
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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Reporting Dashboard

COVID-19 Test Results

This dashboard contains aggregate data pertaining to COVID-19 testing and cases on campus. This data will be updated as we conduct testing of all Fay community members - students and adults - throughout the year.

Explanation of Terms

Total tests include both symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals and will vary based on our testing protocols: Test results are posted to the final day of the testing period. Reporting on the dashboard may be delayed by 2-3 days, however, due to the time needed for delivery to and processing by the lab for PCR tests. 
  • Positive tests include any positive test administered through the School or reported to the School. 
  • Negative tests include only negative results from tests administered through the School.
Positivity rates represent positive cases as a percentage of the number of tests (symptomatic and asymptomatic) administered or reported (in the case of positive results reported to the School from students or employees). 

Health and Safety Protocols

We report any known cases of COVID-19 to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Our protocols include daily symptom checks for all students and employees. In cooperation with the the Department of Public Health, we conduct contact tracing and require any identified close contact of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19 to quarantine for ten days. Click here to learn more about our health and safety protocols.

Vaccination Policy

All eligible community members must be fully vaccinated. Booster shots are required of all faculty and staff.

Close Contacts

  • If we identify a positive case as a result of our pooled testing, we will notify the positive case(s) and all close contacts.
  • Individuals who test positive for COVID will be required to isolate for 10 days and until they are symptom-free. Boarders who test positive must leave campus with their Local Emergency Contact within 24 hours. They must provide the school with a clearance letter from the local Board of Health to return. No test is required, and they will not need to test again during their 90-day immunity period.
  • A close contact is defined as an individual who has been within six feet of an infected person for a total of 15 minutes or more within a 24-hour period during the two days prior to the onset of illness or a positive test. 
  • Close contacts who are vaccinated are not required to quarantine. They should monitor for symptoms and stay home and get tested if they become symptomatic. Close contacts who are not vaccinated must quarantine for seven days. They may return after presenting a negative PCR test taken no earlier than day 5 of the quarantine to return on day 8. Any close contacts (vaccinated or unvaccinated) who are symptomatic must present a negative PCR test to return.
  • Siblings of close contacts are not required to quarantine.
  • Any student deemed a close contact outside of school will be required to provide a return-to-school authorization from their department of public health.
  • Vaccinated individuals who live with an individual who has tested positive may return to campus only if the positive case can completely isolate. If the positive case can isolate, the vaccinated individual may return after providing a negative PCR test. Once on campus, the vaccinated individual will be required to wear a mask for 14 days and monitor for symptoms during that time.
  • If an employee or student lives with someone who has tested positive and that person is not able to completely isolate in the home, the student or employee must remain home and quarantine for 17 days (the positive case's period of 10-day isolation, plus seven days quarantine required as a close contact). This is regardless of vaccination status. They must provide a negative PCR test taken no earlier than day 10 (or the date the positive case is cleared by local Board of Health).
  • Keeping students and families safe and preventing the spread of COVID are community responsibilities, and all families are expected to follow quarantine protocols. Should the school become aware of a violation of quarantine protocols, we will restart the quarantine period for the student who is involved, and they will not be permitted to return to campus until the additional 14 days of quarantine have passed. A subsequent quarantine violation by the student may result in mandatory remote learning for the remainder of the term.