In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the following policies and procedures are in place at Lausanne.
For the time being, Lausanne Collegiate School will continue to implement Covid protocols as recommended by the CDC and Shelby County Health Department, including requiring all people on campus to wear masks at all times inside our buildings regardless of vaccination status.
Following CDC recommendations, all students, faculty and staff will be required to wear masks on campus, both indoors and in our campus breezeway. Masks are not required outdoors outside of our breezeway where social distancing of three feet or greater can be maintained.
Members of athletic teams are also able to go without a mask while practicing and competing.
Visitors to campus should continue to wear facial coverings regardless of vaccination status.
With the vaccine being available to children age 5-11, our Covid Task Force has been investigating appropriate markers for when we may be able to begin easing mask requirements on campus.
After consulting with the Shelby County Health Department, LeBonheur and the UTHSC, we are currently looking at community transmission rates as our metrics for when we can consider changing to mask-optional. The target numbers are:
If those numbers are achieved and we decide to make masks optional, we’ll email families, students, staff and faculty to let them know of the change.
Because new variants continue to emerge and our metrics are based on fluid numbers, our community will need to remain nimble. We may need to quickly re-instate requiring masks on campus for a variety of reasons, so we will still require all students, staff and faculty to bring two masks to campus daily.
Students, faculty and staff should still practice social distancing of at least three feet per CDC recommendations issued in March.
If your student tests positive for COVID-19, or has been exposed to the coronavirus, please contact our school nurse to let them know of the possible exposure and to begin contact tracing.
If they test positive for COVID-19. they must quarantine for at least 10 days. Unvaccinated people exposed to the coronavirus must quarantine for seven days with a negative test on day five or later. Following CDC recommendations, vaccinated students DO NOT have to quarantine. If a student must stay home for an extended amount of time due to the current CDC COVID-19 guidelines, age-appropriate learning accommodations will be provided.
VACCINES REQUIRED FOR SEVERAL OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
Several activities at Lausanne require students to verify they have received a coronavirus vaccine. We highly encourage students to receive their vaccine as soon as it becomes available for their age group. Proof of vaccinations may be required during or in other special circumstances, such as contact tracing.
According to the CDC, people who have been vaccinated are not required to quarantine because of close contact. Knowing the total number of students that have received the vaccine may also help us determine when we would be able to have masks off inside our buildings. Additionally, proof of vaccination will be required to attend some activities, such as overnight trips and lock-ins.
If your child has been vaccinated against the coronavirus, please share the proof with us by clicking here to share a picture of the vaccination card. Please include the person’s name and grade level.
Please refer to our carpool page for carpool procedures. Parents are asked to remain in their cars and we will have more staff available at carpool to help students out of the car safely.
Lunches will be provided to all on-campus students each school day. PK2, PK3 and JK students will eat in their classrooms, while individual classes in SK-12th Grade will be released to select their lunch in the Dining Hall. Students in LS and MS will eat their lunch in the Dining Hall in assigned, social distanced seating.