We also would like to share with you our decision to provide testing to all Beaver faculty and staff.
Testing around breaks
Beaver will provide faculty and staff Vault
tests (at home saliva tests) following Thanksgiving, Winter, and March breaks. These tests will be taken by employees and sent in 72 hours prior to returning to Beaver. Following that first screen, we will re-test the Thursday after break as an additional layer of community health monitoring.
Ongoing faculty and staff testing
Beginning the week of January 18, faculty and staff will be tested twice per month. This will give us information about whether or not there are undetected asymptomatic cases among faculty and staff during the winter months.
With the increased availability of free testing—and the option to choose to go remote or voluntarily quarantine in the absence of testing—we are not implementing a student testing program at this time. We hope families will take Governor Baker's advice to be tested as often as they see necessary and appropriate. We also ask you continue sharing those results with the school.
Please note this does not mean we are closing the door on student testing. We are implementing faculty and staff testing because we are asking them to be on campus teaching every day rather than teaching online.