February 16, 2021
Dear St. Mark’s Community:
I am writing to inform you that St. Mark’s became aware of a positive case of COVID-19 in our community yesterday (February 15). The individual is a day student. The student is in isolation at home until March 1, 2021.
Over the long weekend, the student was in contact with a positive case, tested privately off-campus, and now has tested positive. Since the student has not been on campus since testing negative during the school-administered test on Thursday, February 11, there is no contact tracing involved in this case, and no additional cleaning of campus spaces is necessary, although we will, of course, continue our current cleaning schedule and procedures.
We will move our campus operations phase level from Green to Yellow. While the case did not occur on campus, our phase level guidelines note that a positive case in the community results in the School operating with a heightened sense of awareness and precaution. Students will continue to attend classes in-person and we will reassess the phase level one week from today.