Covid Health Guidelines & Protocols


LATEST UPDATE: Nov 4, 2021

Carroll School continues its commitment to health and safety mitigation efforts for the 2021-22 school year. We have the expectation that all eligible Carroll School adults and students will be vaccinated in an effort to protect the entire community. Just as we did last year, we will be fully apprised of the recommendations of the CDC, AAP, Mass DPH, and DESE and we will consult with our medical experts and other independent schools to ensure the School’s policies reflect the most up-to-date research. We will update our protocols as needed to reflect changes to best-practice recommendations.

Quarantine Protocol Guides

Individual Tests Positive for COVID
Individual Is Close Contact with Someone with COVID
Individual Is Experiencing COVID Symptoms

Fall 2021 Mitigation Strategies

Below are mitigation strategies that Carroll has put in place to keep its community safe and healthy. 

What families/students do outside of school is equally, if not more important, than what happens in school as it relates to transmission of COVID.  We ask that families and students practice responsible behavior outside of school to help reduce the risk.

Daily Home Health Attestation Families must check the health of their student(s) each day before coming to school
Outdoor Activities

Students will have opportunities to be outside each day unless inclement weather precludes;  appropriate outdoor clothing is necessary


All students and employees are required to wear masks while indoors, except during lunch or snack breaks; students to have at least two masks every day

Personal Hygiene Practices

Hand hygiene emphasized for all; Hand sanitizer available throughout buildings

Physical Distancing Requirements

3’ distance whenever possible indoors
6’ distance between students during lunch/snack breaks

Enhanced Ventilation in Schools

Properly programmed & maintained HVAC systems, MERV-13 air filters wherever possible; Classroom windows left open when occupied wherever possible


Weekly mandatory home testing for grades BR-6 students and other unvaccinated individuals (see COVID Testing info below)

Cleaning Procedures

High-touch surfaces will remain a priority; Daily cleaning of classrooms; Cleaning materials available  to wipe down workspaces

Visitor Protocol

No non-essential visitors allowed inside buildings


Contact Us

Please feel free to contact any member of the Carroll nursing staff with questions or concerns.

Lower School  (781) 314-9811
    Kathy Glasheen, RN (email)
    Katie Smith, RN (email)

Middle School  (781) 314-9710
    Erin Hanley, RN (email)

Upper School & Carroll School Nurse Manager (781) 314-9836
    Donna Linstrom, RN (email)