Mask and Visitor Policy

Effective August 29, 2022

The purpose of this policy is to provide ways to protect Frederick Gunn School 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 policy 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 mandates and guidance. We will continue to monitor state and local public health communications about COVID-19. 

Mask Policy

The Frederick Gunn School will follow the applicable Connecticut DPH guidelines:

  • Students, faculty and visitors are not required to wear masks in school buildings except if they are experiencing any respiratory symptoms typically associated with COVID-19 or the flu; if they are visiting the Health Center, or if masks are required at the discretion of the Health Center as warranted.
  • The Frederick Gunn School reserves the right to alter these policies based upon changing conditions, changes in state or federal guidelines, or advice from our medical staff.

Visitor Policy

All campus visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must be asked the screening questions below and will need to abide by the Mask Policy while on campus. 

All hosts will contact their visitors prior to arrival, ask the screening questions, and explain the Mask Policy. The Admissions Office and College Counseling Office will log visitors to campus. Other parties are not required to do so. The screening should be done via telephone or email no earlier than 24 hours prior to arrival. The questions to be asked are as follows: 

  1. Are you experiencing COVID-19 symptoms?

  2. In the past 10 days, have you, or has anyone you are in close contact with, tested positive for COVID-19, or are you awaiting a test result that has been ordered by a physician.

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

Travel Policy

There are currently no restrictions on the travel of Frederick Gunn School employees. Employees should check the CDC for any relevant travel guidance and should comply with all federal, local, and state travel advisories.