March 11, 2020
 
Dear Ranney School Community,
 
We are all actively monitoring developments related to COVID-19, and as the impact of the virus comes closer to home, it is understandable that many of us are concerned. To help inform Ranney's decision-making and communications related to the virus, we have convened an internal COVID-19 Task Force including Administrative Leadership and representatives from the Board of Trustees and Medical Advisory Board, including Dr. Meg Fisher, a world renowned pediatric infectious disease specialist with The Unterberg Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center; and Dr. Niraj Govil '85, a Colonel and Flight Surgeon with the United States Air Force. This COVID-19 Task Force is continually monitoring and evaluating the latest information surrounding COVID-19. Please know that we are taking every precaution to keep our community safe and are actively preparing for the possibility of school closure, should that become necessary. On a positive note, the Medical Advisory Board continues to feel that children are at low-risk for being impacted by COVID-19, however we are making all decisions with the goal of erring on the side of caution and keeping everyone in our community safe.

To access ongoing updates, including the information below, please visit: COVID-19 Updates .
 
We have prepared the following responses to frequently asked questions that are top of mind for families as the implications of COVID-19 unfold. The following covers Ranney's updated cleaning/hygiene protocols, Maymester and field trip information, policies related to Spring Break travel, and our updated Sick Policy. We will continue to update the community on an ongoing basis. If you have questions that are not addressed in this communication, please feel free to respond to this email or contact safety@ranneyschool.org .