COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 Updates

In response to the pandemic and the Delta variant, St. Johnsbury Academy is adhering to strict COVID-19 protocols. Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for employees and strongly encouraged for all students. Students should email a copy of their vaccination card to sgarey@stjacademy.org in the health services office.

 

In addition, all visitors to campus who have contact with students during the school day are required to show proof of vaccination. It is recommended that all visitors to campus be fully vaccinated. If not vaccinated, it is recommended that visitors always remain masked.

 

St. Johnsbury Academy protocols are assessed regularly and may be changed at any time, depending on the evolving state of the pandemic. This page is updated periodically with news and communications related to the school’s pandemic response.

TESTING AND SCREENING

St. Johnsbury Academy asks that you please stay home if you are not feeling well. If you have a single symptom that resolves in 24 hours and no fever you may return to school. If the symptoms continue after 24 hours or you have more than one symptom, you will need a PCR COVID test and results before you can return to campus. These results need to be emailed to the health services office at sgarey@stjacademy.org. If you have no fever, and your symptoms have improved with a negative test result, you will be able to return to campus.

 

PCR tests are available through your doctor’s office or at the state drive-in clinics. 

 

State drive-in clinics can be found at the following:

  • NVRH – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Caledonia Home Health located on Sherman Drive – Tuesday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Symptoms of COVID-19 may include:

  • Fever (100.4 °F or higher)

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Chills

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

 

For more information, please refer to the State of Vermont Department of Health page. 

MASK REQUIREMENTS

All students, faculty, staff, and visitors are required to wear masks in any indoor spaces.

 

Any approved visitors to campus must wear masks indoors. It is recommended that unvaccinated visitors wear a mask at all times. 

ATHLETICS

Game plans are subject to change at any time. 

 

These protocols are designed to protect athletes, coaches, students, faculty, and staff, as well as visiting spectators. Protocols may be updated periodically as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.

 

All spectators must wear masks in any indoor space.

VISITING CAMPUS

Visitors to campus are permitted by appointment. Casual or unscheduled visits are discouraged. The Admission Office is scheduling in-person tours and interviews by appointment only. To make an appointment, contact the admissions office by phone at (802) 751-2130 or by email at admissions@stjacademy.org