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Covid Safety

At Northfield Mount Hermon, our highest priorities are the health, safety, and wellness of our students and community members so we may deliver our program safely in person. 

 

Keeping the NMH Community Healthy

At Northfield Mount Hermon, our highest priorities are the health, safety, and wellness of our students and community members so we may deliver our program safely in person. Doing so requires tremendous commitment and flexibility from our students, their families, and our employees, who work together to meet the challenges of this moment.

Our COVID-19 Campus Task Force monitors the rapidly changing global situation on a daily basis. We track federal, state, and international recommendations, including medical expertise from our own director of medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other sources. The task force also coordinates NMH’s logistical efforts regarding the virus and campus programs, events, and travel.

Maintaining a healthy community requires us to be very specific with regard to whether or not guests can visit our campus. The NMH community is 99.9 percent vaccinated, and we expect NMH students and adults to secure boosters by Feb. 28, 2022.
 

When guests are permitted, we adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • All guests must be hosted and registered by an NMH community member (a student, faculty member, or NMH employee) or be attending an NMH event (athletics, arts, admission, or alumni) open to guests.

    • Campus guests (speakers, guest lecturers, religious group leaders, barbers, student activities performers, etc.) must be registered with either the deans’ office or dean of faculty’s office.

  • Registered guests should attest that either they are fully vaccinated or they have tested negative to COVID-19 in a PCR collection test within 72 hours or an antigen test within 24 hours before coming to campus. CDC guidelines define a fully vaccinated individual as having received a booster shot, if eligible. 

  • All guests with direct student interaction must be both vaccinated and have a negative COVID-19 test (PCR collection within 72 hours or antigen test within 24 hours).

  • All guests (guests, family members, spectators, classroom lecturers, etc.) will be required to wear masks indoors on campus, and building access will be limited. 

    • Unvaccinated or partially vaccinated individuals should also be masked outdoors whenever groups are gathered. 

    • Whenever face coverings are required on campus, they must be consistent with the CDC recommendations; these do not include gaiters, bandanas, or valved masks. 

    • All masks must cover both the mouth and the nose. Reusable cloth face coverings should have two layers. 


NMH Athletics

  • All spectators will be required to wear masks at all times on campus.

  • Spectators are expected to be vaccinated or have had a negative COVID-19 test (PCR within 72 hours or antigen within 24 hours). 

    • Unvaccinated spectators should be masked at all times, remain physically distant (six feet apart) from others, and should not interact with students. 

  • NMH requires all students, coaches, officials, and managers to be fully vaccinated. Individuals with qualified medical or religious waiver will be required to:

    • Submit a negative COVID-19 PCR result 72 hours prior to competition. (They will not be allowed to participate without a negative test.)

    • Wear a mask at all times for indoor and outdoor sports

  • Guests should look for designated spectator areas. 

  • To minimize risk, post-game gatherings for athletes and families are discouraged.

  • Spectators may not enter any public NMH buildings aside from designated competition venues, and should use porta-potties near areas of competition for restroom facilities.

  • There will be capacity limits for indoor athletics events. 

  • We ask that you socially distance when possible. 


NMH Contacts


Campus Safety
413-834-0521 (all general calls)

Assistant Head of School for Academic Programs/Dean of Faculty
Bea Garcia – bgarcia@nmhschool.org or
413-498-3432

Director of Medicine
Sara Rourke – srourke@nmhschool.org or
413-498-3407

O’Connor Health and Wellness Center
nurses@nmhschool.org or
413-498-3555

NMH Office of Admission
admission@nmhschool.org or
413-498-3227

Director of Athletics
Debby Ghezzi – dghezzi@nmhschool.org or
413-498-3489

Director of NMH Summer Session (summer academic/residential program):
Gregory Leeds –
gleeds@nmhschool.org