|As we prepare for our return in January, it is important to note that New Hampshire -- and the United States -- continues to see significant increases in community transmission of COVID. Please, as you enjoy this holiday season, be mindful of and continue to practice the guidelines and behaviors that were so critical in our success this fall. Remaining safe and healthy over these next weeks will be key to our ability to safely repopulate campus in January.
Below are different return-to-school options for your child. Prior to your child’s return to campus and to ensure community safety, please do the following:
- Smart-quarantine for 10 days prior to arrival. A smart-quarantine involves staying at home as much as possible, limiting contact with people outside of immediate family members, no participation in team athletic events, no use of public transportation, wearing masks in public, and practicing social distancing when possible
- Return to campus with a negative PCR COVID test taken 3-5 days prior to arrival (5-7 days is okay if that is the only option in your area). Rapid test results won’t be accepted.
- Drive to campus in a personal vehicle
- Students must check-in at the Health Center between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM for a health screening and to show documentation of a negative COVID test.
January 2 - Eastern snow sports athletes may return to campus. Snow sports coaches have already invited eligible athletes back to campus for on-mountain training, fitness training, video review, and more. Students returning on January 2 will be tested for COVID on January 5 and 11.
January 2 or 3 - Students who take public transportation back to campus must quarantine for 10 days. We define public transportation as travel by air, train, or bus. These students will be housed in “quarantine dorms” until January 14. Unfortunately, quarantining students won’t have access to the gym, weight room, or have the ability to train with their teams. Students will be able to go outside for exercise and fresh air. Students returning on January 2 or 3 will be tested for COVID on January 5 and 11.
January 14 - All other residential students and day students are welcome to return to campus on January 14 between the hours of 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM (Arrival instructions will be sent out in early January). Students will be tested for COVID upon arrival. We are asking day students to return home until we receive the results of their on-campus COVID test. All residential students will quarantine in their dorm PODS until we receive results. Students returning on January 14 will be tested for COVID on January 14 and 19 (with all community members).
Note: If you are driving long-distance back to campus with your child, please take all safety precautions to stay healthy - including limiting contact with others in restaurants, hotels, and public places.
We also have the option for students to continue with remote learning during the third quarter. Students who choose this option will have the ability to return to campus after Special Programs on or around March 20th. Any student who chooses this option (and takes public transportation back to campus) will need to make their own arrangements to quarantine near campus.
If your student has tested positive for COVID while at home, please contact the Health Center at (603)779-5367 or email@example.com.