All students need to have the COVID-19 screening app (MyMedBot) filled out each morning by 7:15 a.m. Parents will fill this out for Lower and Middle School students; Upper School students may fill this out for themselves or have a parent do so.
Symptoms of COVID-19 often resemble symptoms of other illnesses. It is the expectation that if a student becomes ill during the school day, a parent/guardian or caregiver will pick that student up within one hour of notification. Students who become ill with COVID-19 symptoms will be isolated until they are picked up. If an adult or student on campus presents symptoms of COVID-19 or tests positive, we will adhere to the following protocol outlined by the Maryland Department of Health. Click here for a full size view the chart
Travel Policy (Updated May 2021)
Fully vaccinated students and employees may travel domestically and do not need to quarantine or obtain a COVID-19 test upon their return to Maryland. Fully vaccinated students and employees may travel internationally, but are required to get tested 3-5 days after their return to the United States and stay home until the test results are received. No quarantine is required following a negative test.
Unvaccinated students and employees who travel internationally need to be tested 3-5 days after their return AND stay home and self quarantine for 7 full days, even if your test is negative. Individuals who do not get tested need to quarantine for 10 days. All unvaccinated students and employees who travel internationally should self monitor for symptoms for 14 days after their return.
At this time, the CDC and the State of Maryland still discourage non-essential travel. If families choose to travel either domestically or internationally by any mode of transportation, any unvaccinated individual age 4 and older will be required to be tested for COVID-19 prior to their return to school. Individuals must stay home while awaiting results. Unvaccinated students who travel internationally will need to follow the guidelines in the paragraph above. This applies to any travel that includes an overnight stay in all states, with the exception of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, DC.
Only PCR tests will be accepted. Test results should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
and must include the name, date of the test, date of the report, and confirmation that it is a PCR test.
Quarantine Policy (Updated April 2021)
Bryn Mawr has updated its policy for quarantining close contacts of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 to reflect recent changes made by the CDC and the Baltimore City Health Department. As a reminder, close contacts are defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes over a 24 hour period.
- Close contacts of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 must quarantine for 14 days if they live in the same household as the positive individual.
- Close contacts of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 and does not reside in the same household as the positive individual may be able to shorten the quarantine period to 10 days after consultation with the Bryn Mawr Health Center.
Please contact the Health Center either by phone or email
if you have any questions.
Medicine at school
Students may not carry medicine at school with the exception of emergency medications such as asthma inhalers, EpiPens, insulin, glucagon and benadryl.
All other prescription medications required to be administered during the school day will be kept in the Health Center, in a pharmacy labeled container. Prescription medication must be accompanied by the appropriate medication administration consent form. Please contact the Health Center directly for more information.
Bryn Mawr partners with the online health management system Magnus Health to securely collect and store student medical information. Parents and guardians are responsible for uploading annual physical forms and immunization records and completing all consents and other forms in Magnus Health.
In the event of a weather-related or emergency school closing, Bryn Mawr will notify families via the e2Campus Emergency Notification System (ENS). All parents must subscribe to the system, which will broadcast notices via email, voice, and text messaging. Communications from the headmistress and the divisions will be sent via email and posted on the Parent Portal.
The school uses campus-wide bells and alarms, broadcast phone messages, web alerts, and e2 Campus to notify school personnel and students of an emergency. School marshals communicate the protocol to be followed on our campus and, when necessary, campus security is in communication with our coordinate schools, Gilman School and Roland Park Country School, by two-way radio, email, and cell phone.