Policy on Visitors to Campus

All visitors must adhere to the following procedures whether visiting The Frederick Gunn School campus for personal or business purposes. Visitors to employee residents who will not be interacting with other members of The Frederick Gunn School community do not need to complete the VISITOR SCREENING FORM but are still held to the same standard and should be verbally screened by their host for COVID-19 symptoms and risk of potential exposure to COVID-19.

All hosts will contact their visitors prior to arrival, communicate The Frederick Gunn School Visitor Policy, and complete the VISITOR SCREENING FORM. The screening should be done via telephone or email no earlier than 24 hours prior to arrival and the host should complete The Frederick Gunn School Visitor Screening Form at that time. The questions being asked are as follows:

  1. Are you experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms as defined by the CDC?

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache 

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  1. In the past 10 days have you, or has anyone you are in close contact with, tested positive for COVID-19?

    1. If you tested positive, please provide the date of the positive PCR test result.

    2. If you had close contact with someone who tested positive, how recent did that contact occur?

  2. Within the past 14 days, have you been in close physical contact (six feet or closer for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period) with:

    1. Anyone who is known to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19?

    2. Anyone who has any symptoms consistent with COVID-19?

  3. Are you isolating or self-quarantining because you may have been exposed to a person with COVID-19, or are you worried that you may be sick with COVID-19?

  4. Are you awaiting a result from a COVID test, either because you are experiencing symptoms or knowingly have been exposed to someone with COVID?

  5. In the past 10 days have you traveled outside of Connecticut, New York, New Jersey or Rhode Island?

    1. If so, have you met the requirements of the State of Connecticut’s Travel Policies?

  6. Have you had a fever in the last 72 hours?

If their answer to any of these questions is yes, the visitor is not allowed on campus.

All visitors should arrive with their own face-covering in place and with a clear sense of where they need to go and who they need to contact. If they do not have a mask, the school will provide one for them. Supplies will be available upon request from the Health Center.

Face masks should be worn by visitors and staff for the duration of the visit and physical distancing of at least six feet should be maintained. Face masks are not required outside if physical distancing of at least six feet is being practiced. Signs are posted throughout campus reminding individuals to wear masks and practice physical distancing, proper hand and respiratory hygiene.  

Visitor information will be gathered by the host and entered into VISITOR SCREENING FORM for contact tracing, if necessary. This information will include the visitor’s phone number, address, locations visited on campus, and the individuals with whom they met.                                                                                                                          

If a visitor arrives on campus displaying symptoms of illness, they will be asked to leave and seek appropriate care. 

The purpose of this policy is to provide ways to protect students, employees and the greater Washington community while slowing the spread of COVID 19. Implementation of this policy will be guided by what is feasible, practical, acceptable, and tailored to the needs of The Frederick Gunn School community.

This document is updated and may continue to be updated due to changing conditions and ongoing updates from the CDC, as well as changes to federal and state orders and guidance.  We will continue to monitor state and local public health communications about COVID-19.