COVID-19 Updates

In response to the pandemic and the omicron variant, Groton School is adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols. Vaccination against COVID-19 is required of all students, employees, and visitors.
Groton School protocols often exceed state and CDC guidelines. They are assessed regularly and may be changed at any time, depending on the evolving state of the pandemic. This page is updated periodically with news and communications related to the school's pandemic response.

List of 4 items.

  • Testing and Screening

    Groton School is partnering with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, which is providing RT-PCR COVID-19 testing, processing our tests, and guiding our testing protocol. Students, faculty, staff, and campus family members are tested weekly. Students report their health status via a screening app, which also will be used for contact tracing if necessary.
  • Mask Requirements

    All students, faculty, and staff are provided with face masks regularly, and they must wear them in any indoor spaces, with the exception of students in their own dorm rooms. Masks are required outdoors if unvaccinated faculty children are present and distancing is impossible.
  • Athletics

    • Spectators must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

    • If indoors, spectators must wear masks, fully covering nose and mouth, at all times.

    • The entire Groton School community is vaccinated, including all Groton players and coaches. Groton School will only play teams if all players and coaches are vaccinated against COVID-19. Groton will not compete against unvaccinated athletes either at home or away.

    • Groton School urges all teams' players to receive a COVID-19 booster vaccine.
    Game plans are subject to change at any time, based on players' COVID-19 test results. 
     
    As the pandemic evolves, Groton School reserves the right to update and potentially tighten our athletic protocols. Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to keep our community, and
    all competing athletes, as safe as possible.
  • Visiting Campus

    All visitors must be vaccinated with an authorized COVID-19 vaccine. Admission tours are open by appointment and involve meeting with an admission counselor and walking around campus, viewing student-produced videos at various stations around the Circle.