Dear Miss Hall’s School Families,

I write to let you know that we are currently managing a second, presumed positive case of coronavirus/COVID-19 at MHS. The individual is currently isolating on campus, under the watchful care of our Health Services team. We are awaiting definitive test results, but as a precaution, we will move to remote-only learning tomorrow, March 26.

As per our protocols, we have notified the Pittsfield Health Department and are currently reaching out to students and adults who have been identified as potential close contacts. Those individuals will be directed to self-quarantine, on campus or at home, while we arrange for their testing. The results of those tests will determine the next steps, and we will notify you as soon as possible of any changes to our campus conditions.

Understandably, there will be concern regarding potential exposure, but please remember that we will not share information about the community member’s identity or condition, out of a respect for privacy and adherence to HIPAA and ADA privacy laws. Should there be developments that affect specific community members or the community as a whole, we will provide necessary information as soon as possible to protect public health. 

This is also a moment to remind everyone about the importance of maintaining social distancing, practicing thorough hand hygiene, and paying close attention to any symptoms that may develop. Here, once again, are the MHS Common Good Guidelines, which we expect everyone in the community to follow, whether on the Miss Hall’s campus or at home.

Please know that we continue to closely monitor the health and wellbeing of all in the community, and our Health Services team and Residents are checking in regularly with students. You may also reach out to Health Services Director Christie Puz, R.N. — 413-395-7074, or cpuz@misshalls.org — with any health-related questions or concerns about your daughter.

We will communicate with you as soon as we determine any needed next steps, but as always, please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions or concerns.

Julia Heaton, Head of School
Contacts and Resources
 
Lisa Alberti, Dean of Academics and Faculty, 413-395-7108, lalberti@misshalls.org

Christie Higuera, Dean of Students, 413-395-7016, chiguera@misshalls.org

Paula Lima Jones, Dean of Equity and Inclusion, 413-395-7117, plimajones@misshalls.org