Healthy Deerfield

and the 2020-2021 School Year

Deerfield Academy MASK POLICY

Consistent mask use is critical to protecting our community from COVID-19.

  • Consistent mask use is critical to protecting our community from COVID-19.
  • You are required to wear a mask at all times inside buildings—except when alone in a room or while eating in a dining hall.
  • Masks are required on all Academy roads and walkways.
  • To start the year, masks will be required within dorm squads. If campus health indicators allow, the requirement for mask use within squads may be lifted.
  • Masks are NOT required when you are outside and able to remain at least six feet from others.

 

MASK FAQ's

You will need one two-layered cloth face mask per day.
Masks should be washed after each use.
The Academy will provide three cloth masks. You and your family are responsible for any additional masks. We recommend at total of at least seven to allow for laundering.

Per CDC, masks must
Be made of at least two layers of fabric.
Fit snugly to you face covering your mouth and nose
Bandanas, gaiters and masks with valves are not permitted.

Place the mask over your nose and mouth; secure the ties or elastics behind your ears so the mask fits snuggly to your face.
After putting on your mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer as recommended.

move your mask by the ties or elastics at your ears; try not to touch the front of the mask.
Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth when removing your mask; wash your hands immediately after removing.
After taking off your mask, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer as recommended.
If you’re temporarily removing your mask to eat, place it down on a napkin to avoid potential contamination of the table surface.

Not necessarily, but it can help you avoid infecting others.

Absolutely not. If you are sick or feel you are becoming ill, call the Health Center 413-774-1600 immediately.

Absolutely not. If you are sick or feel you are becoming ill, call the Health Center 413-774-1600 immediately.

Medical-grade masks and respirators must be reserved for healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus.

Health-based accommodations to the mask policy may be granted only through the Chen Center on a case-by-case basis.