Health and Safety

Tower Hill School’s health and pandemic response teams have remained diligent in ensuring the health and safety of our community. Last year, by taking thoughtful and proactive health measures, Tower Hill successfully continued in person learning for the entirety of the school year.

Our guidelines are informed by the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Prevention & Control (CDC), Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) and others. As always, Tower Hill may adjust COVID-19 safety guidelines at any time to respond to the rates of transmission, results of current in-school testing, vaccination rates and other factors. 

The school guidelines are:
  • Masks are not required outdoors. Masks must be worn for everyone indoors. Masks are required on all buses and vans, in locker rooms and during indoor sports.

  • Daily health screenings are required for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to allow for quick identification and isolation of possible illness.

  • Testing may continue on a routine basis. We are working with the State of Delaware Division of Public Health to identify the need for, and frequency of, on-site testing based on current infection rates in our community and the prevalence of vaccinated individuals on our campus. 

  • Vaccinations remain the best defense against COVID-19. We strongly encourage every community member who is eligible for the vaccine, to be vaccinated.
  • Social distancing of 3 feet will be implemented in classrooms with children under 12 years old.

  • The campus will be open to all faculty, students, and parents who follow masking guidelines and buildings will be open to registered and masked parents and visitors.

  • Admission visitors require advance registration and proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the visit.

  • Athletic competitions will be open to all visitors who follow masking guidelines.

  • Remote learning will only be available in cases where there is a COVID-19 positive status, or the result of contact tracing due to proximity to a COVID-19 positive individual, preventing the student from being on campus. Decisions regarding quarantine times will be made in consultation with the Delaware Division of Public Health.
Students and employees must be compliant with all guidelines.