This page serves as the information hub for campus news related to the COVID-19. Please check back regularly for updates. As always, our number one goal is to protect the health and well-being of our community while remaining adaptable and responsive to changing circumstances. Our goal is to communicate with constituents as accurately, quickly, and effectively as possible. We appreciate your support and your partnership as we navigate this challenging time.
Important requirements for students, faculty, and staff before returning to campus:
COVID-19 Testing Required
All community members are required to present proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 5-9 days prior to arrival on campus.
The amount of time it takes to receive COVID-19 test results varies greatly. Please plan accordingly.
All community members are required to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to returning to campus.
According to the CDC, quarantine “separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.” This means that individuals should avoid unnecessary travel (especially on airplanes or public mass transportation), avoid non-essential social interactions and activities (e.g., indoor music concerts, large indoor group gatherings, areas unable to provide adequate social distancing), limit contact with individuals outside of their immediate household, and stay at home as much as possible.
Please contact Health Center Director Ashleigh Pfleegor, HealthCenter@OldfieldsSchool.org or 443-944-5860 with any questions about testing or self-quarantining.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Oldfields reopen for the 2020-2021 academic year?
Oldfields School will welcome new and returning students to campus on August 22, 2020.
What is the Reopening Plan for Fall 2020?
The COVID-19 Task Force has created a comprehensive plan that outlines procedures and protocols for Health and Safety, Community/Residential Life, and Academics while following CDC guidelines and recommendations from national and local health departments. Reopening Information for Fall 2020
Please contact the appropriate department listed below with questions:
- Health and Wellness - Health Center Director Ashleigh Pfleegor, HealthCtrNurses@oldfieldsschool.org or 443-944-5860
- Academics and Remote Learning - Director of Academics Jeremy A. Jernigan, Ph.D., JerniganJ@OldfieldsSchool.org
- Student/Residential Life and Campus Community - Assistant Head of School Caroline Blaum, BlaumC@OldfieldsSchool.org