Our Reopening Plan
Important Updates Regarding COVID-19
Monday, January 3rd
Hello MeAA Families,
On December 30, 2021, the Maine Department of Education updated its standard operating procedures for the response to positive cases in Maine schools. MeAA enforces a mandatory masking policy, which exempts students and staff in close contact with a positive case from the otherwise required 5-day quarantine from school. Exposures that occur in outdoor settings or on a school bus do not constitute a close contact and, thus, do not require quarantine, regardless of vaccination status. Additionally, the CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for positive cases. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others in public and adhere to MeAA’s mandatory masking policy at school. Students who are returning to school after testing positive and isolating for 5 days must be screened for symptoms in the main office prior to going to class.
Heather King, Head of School
Rachel Merrill, Assistant Head of School