Aim for Re-entry Testing
We are testing all Baldwin students, faculty and staff before the school year starts and everyone returns to campus to establish Baldwin's community-specific positivity rate. We hope that this will reassure our families and our teachers that we are in a good position to start in-person learning.
Requiring all students to have a confirmed negative test before returning to campus will also establish a solid foundation for us to teach students the importance of the risk mitigation measures that we will use throughout the year - including daily symptom checking and the wearing of masks, social distancing and good hygiene practices while on campus. In combination with everyone's commitment to abide by Baldwin's , we hope this will help keep community members as healthy as possible throughout the year.
We are not using testing to create a "bubble" for Baldwin because, as a day school, this strategy would not be feasible or affordable. We will continue to evaluate the availability, feasibility and costs associated with testing throughout the 2020-21 school year to determine whether additional testing protocols may be added.
After Your Daughter is Tested
After successfully being tested and awaiting results, all students should continue to adhere to the health and safety protocols recommended by the and listed in our , which include social distancing, wearing a mask, washing hands for at least 20 seconds throughout the day, refraining from attending off-campus social gatherings and limiting all unnecessary personal travel.