Last Updated October 18, 2021


The Madeira School

Community Health Guidelines

2021-22 Health & Safety Guidelines

Gretchen Warner

Head of School


Physical distancing

We are following the VA Department of Health guidance of three feet of physical distancing indoors where possible.

On campus instruction

Madeira’s academic program will be delivered as it normally would for the school year 2021-2022. All classes, performances, athletics events, etc. will be in-person.


The Madeira community will wear masks indoors as mandated by the Governor of Virginia. Masks are not required outdoors.

Pre-Arrival PCR Testing

All students are required to take a PCR test within 72 hours before arriving at Madeira. Negative test results must be submitted to the Health Center before coming to campus.

Outside Facility Rentals

Outside groups who have rented our facilities (such as the pool, volleyball courts, or fields) will be on campus at designated times and locations. These visitors are expected to follow all Madeira protocols.

Vaccine requirement

The Madeira School is requiring all students and employees to receive the COVID vaccine prior to January 1, 2022. For more information, see the letter sent October 18.

Health screenings and temperature checks

At this time, neither is required but may be re-instituted if conditions change.

School Visitors

Students are allowed to have visitors on campus; however, with the exception of checking in at the AOD Desk in the Student Center, guests are not allowed inside buildings. This includes the dorms and the Dining Hall. Parents/guardians that need to meet with a Madeira adult should contact that adult directly and schedule an appointment. While masks do not need to be worn outside, you will notice the majority of the campus community continuing to wear their masks outdoors, especially when in close fellowship with one another. Following these protocols will allow us to continue to safely remain in person as a community.

Surveillance Testing

Upon the completion of a 14-day period, we will pursue surveillance testing for non-vaccinated community members.


All students are expected to wear masks in the dorms except when washing and while in their own room. Curtains will be set up so that there can be a barrier between roommates to assist with maintaining social distancing. Day students and interdorm visitors can visit the dorm common rooms between the hours of 8am-7pm. The common rooms will be a no eating/no drinking space.

Athletic Competitions

We follow the ISL guidelines. The ISL is requiring all student-athletes to be fully vaccinated on or before November 10. School-authorized vaccination exemptions will be honored.

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Site information is subject to change as guidelines and situations are dynamic.