Madeira Operating Stages

LEVEL 1

New Normal

Identified cases in local area are rare and transmission controlled.

New Normal

What to expect:

  • CLASSES: In-person or hybrid

  • DINING: In-person physically distanced; indoor and outdoor

  • ACTIVITIES/EVENTS: Primarily on campus; some off-campus events

  • GATHERINGS: Allowed per Madeira rules and protocols, which may be updated from time to time, within the School's discretion, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Madeira strives to meet or exceed national and state/local guidelines.

  • DAILY HEALTH SCREENINGS: Self-administered (adults take temperatures for boarders).

  • DORMS: Intra-dorm visits allowed for boarders.

  • EMPLOYEES: Most on campus

  • SURVEILLANCE TESTING: Bi-monthly

  • HEALTH PROTOCOLS: Follow the Protect Madeira health procedure

Madeira continues to monitor the campus, local, and state health situation, as well as national, state, and local health guidelines.

 

We have developed the following operating stages (subject to change as guidelines are dynamic) to define actions that may be taken should conditions change.
 

LEVEL 2

Moderate Alert

Low to moderate number of local cases with most from a known source, but indicators show increased or potential for increase in transmission.  

Moderate Alert

What to expect:

  • CLASSES: In-person or hybrid

  • DINING: In-person physically distanced; indoor and outdoor + grab & go

  • ACTIVITIES/EVENTS: On-campus only

  • GATHERINGS: Allowed per Madeira rules and protocols, which may be updated from time to time, within the School's discretion, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Madeira strives to meet or exceed national and state/local guidelines.

  • DAILY HEALTH SCREENINGS: Adults administer twice/day, including temperature checks.

  • DORMS: Social visits within own dorm

  • EMPLOYEES: Most on campus; de-densify with some remote

  • SURVEILLANCE TESTING: Bi-monthly

  • HEALTH PROTOCOLS: Follow the Protect Madeira health procedures

LEVEL 3

High Alert

Many local cases, including community spread with some from unknown sources.

High Alert

What to expect:

  • CLASSES: De-densification steps (may include some/all online classes for a portion of students)

  • DINING: In-person physically distanced + grab & go

  • ACTIVITIES/EVENTS: On-campus only; significantly reduced

  • GATHERINGS: Limited group size (allowed per Madeira policies which strive to meet or exceed CDC guidelines and state/local rules)

  • DAILY HEALTH SCREENINGS: Adults administer twice/day, including temperature checks

  • DORMS: Social visits within own dorm

  • EMPLOYEES: De-densification steps (additional remote employees)

  • SURVEILLANCE TESTING: Bi-monthly

  • HEALTH PROTOCOLS: Follow the Protect Madeira health procedures

LEVEL 4

Very High Alert

Significant increase in local cases. Limited on-campus quarantine, isolation, and/or local hospital capacity. Campus closed.

Very High Alert

What to expect:

  • CLASSES: Remote (Student departure plans activated with campus closed)

  • DINING: Individual meals for students remaining in dorms

  • ACTIVITIES/EVENTS: Suspended

  • GATHERINGS: None permitted

  • DAILY HEALTH SCREENINGS: Adults administer twice/day, including temperature checks

  • DORMS: Self-quarantine in dorm room

  • EMPLOYEES: Remote, except essential staff in staggered shifts

  • HEALTH PROTOCOLS: Building access restricted to essential personnel. On-campus students remain in dorms and adjacent outdoor areas (except to visit Health Concerns Center and to receive meals). Follow the Protect Madeira Health procedures.

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