COVID Protocols for 2022-2023
Our Community Commitment to Health and Well-Being
Last updated on September 7, 2022. We will continue to update this page as necessary.
As we prepare to enter into the 2022–2023 school year, we are entering with optimism and a focus on all that is possible for our vibrant community, despite the fact that we are continuing to adjust to the consistently-changing health pandemic. Still, we will need to maintain the highest levels of health and wellness to keep every single person at Brooklyn Friends School as safe as possible. While masks are not required, BFS will continue to be a mask-friendly community. Due to the fact that our Preschool friends have until October 10, 2022 to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, we ask that all Preschool students, colleagues, and family members wear masks when entering the building and are on the second floor of Pearl Street.
We expect our entire community to do everything they can to keep everyone healthy and safe. This will require the vigilance and cooperation of every single community member—student and adult—when they are on campus and when they are not. We are grateful for your partnership in ensuring that everyone will hold themselves accountable to ensure the overall well-being of our community.
As always, BFS is committed to making this a strong and meaningful year for all and it is in that spirit that we outline our Health and Wellness guidelines for the upcoming school year:
As indicated in our Enrollment Agreement for Families, and as consistently communicated to all, students, colleagues, and anyone entering any of the BFS buildings, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As per the email sent out to the entire BFS community this summer, the following
For BFS students who are under 5 years of age:
All students under 5 years of age must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 10, 2022 and upload proof of vaccination.
- Fully vaccinated for students under 5 is defined as:
- Pfizer: 3 total doses
- Moderna: 2 total doses
For BFS students who are 5–18 years of age:
All students between ages 5-18 must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the first day of school, September 7, 2022 and upload proof of vaccination.
- Fully vaccinated for students ages 5-18 is defined as:
- Pfizer: 2 total doses
- Moderna: 2 total doses
- While we strongly suggest all eligible students receive a booster, it is not required by BFS at this time.
- All bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized multiple times each day.
- Frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected multiple times each day.
- All common spaces will be fully cleaned and sanitized throughout the day.
Events and meetings for families will be held either in person or virtually depending on the format of the meeting and the current guidance from the CDC and DOH. All visitors will need to show proof of vaccination via the NYS Excelsior pass before being allowed access to one of our buildings. There will be no exceptions.
If you should have any questions about these protocols, you may contact our Health Services Team and email@example.com or CFOO Clarence Zachery at firstname.lastname@example.org. BFS will continue to closely monitor all of the updated guidelines from the CDC and the Department of Health as they become available. As the health situation evolves and new information becomes available, we will remain nimble and adjust our COVID-19 Guidelines accordingly.