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

Test results represent our weekly pooled tested and subsequent retesting of positive pools. Reporting on the dashboard may be delayed due to the time needed for delivery to and processing by the lab for PCR tests. 

Total positive cases include all positive cases identified as a result of our weekly pooled testing program, in addition to any additional individual tests conducted on campus and positive cases that are identified outside of school and reported to the Health Office.

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, and in cooperation with the Department of Public Health, we conduct contact tracing and identify close contacts. Click here to learn more about our health and safety protocols.

VACCINATION POLICY
 
All eligible Fay employees and students are required to be fully vaccinated or to receive a medical or religious exemption approved by Fay.

Definition of "fully vaccinated"

Individuals ages 5-11 are fully vaccinated if:
  • they have received the full course of two vaccines AND
  • they received their second shot less than five months ago

Individuals ages 12 and older are fully vaccinated if:
  • they have received the full course of two vaccines AND they received their second shot less than five months ago
    OR
  • they have received the full course of two vaccines AND they have received a booster shot

POSITIVE CASES
  • Individuals who test positive for COVID will be required to isolate for five days regardless of vaccination status. 
  • Boarders who test positive must leave campus with their Local Emergency Contact within 24 hours. They may return to campus after five days if they are symptom-free, or as soon as they are fully asymptomatic.
  • Individuals who have tested positive via an individual, non-rapid, PCR test must provide the school with a clearance letter from the local Board of Health. If the local Board of Health is unable to provide a clearance letter, the individual may provide a copy of the positive test result so that we can confirm the end date of the required isolation period. 
  • Individuals who have tested positive via an at-home rapid test must provide the school with a clearance letter from the individual's physician.
  • In all cases, individuals must also be cleared by the school nurse in order to return to campus. Individuals will only be cleared to return after five days of isolation if they are asymptomatic. They will be required to wear a mask on campus at all times for five more days. If symptoms remain after five days, then the individual must isolate for 10 days. 
  • Positive individuals will not need to test again during their 90-day immunity period.

CLOSE CONTACTS AND QUARANTINES
  • A close contact is defined as an individual who has been within three 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. 
  • If we identify a positive case as a result of our pooled testing, we will notify the positive case(s) and all close contacts.
  • Close contacts who are fully vaccinated (as defined above) are not required to quarantine. They should monitor for symptoms, and if they become symptomatic they should stay home and get tested. They are required to wear a mask on campus for 10 days after exposure, and they are also required to present a negative PCR test taken on day 5 after exposure.
  • Close contacts who are not fully vaccinated (as defined above) must quarantine for 5 days. They may return after presenting a negative PCR test taken no earlier than day 5 of the quarantine to return on day 6. 
  • Any close contacts (vaccinated or unvaccinated) who become symptomatic should isolate and present a negative PCR test to return after 5 more days. Close contacts must also be cleared by the school nurse to return to school, and they are required to wear a mask on campus for days 6-10 after exposure.
  • 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.
  • Individuals who live with someone who has tested positive may return to campus only if the positive case can completely isolate.  If the positive case can isolate, vaccinated individuals may return after providing a negative PCR test and observing the rules for close contacts as described above. 
  • If an individual lives with someone who has tested positive and that person is not able to completely isolate in the home, the individual must remain home and quarantine for 5 days regardless of vaccination status in addition to the quarantine rules as described for close contacts above, considering the positive individual's last day of isolation as the date of last contact.  
  • 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 5 days of quarantine have passed. A subsequent quarantine violation by the student may prevent the student from attending classes.



48 MAIN STREET
SOUTHBOROUGH, MA 01772
main number 508-490-8250
admission 508-490-8201