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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last Updated 6/16/20
Our top goal at The Bay School is to support the health, safety, and well-being of our entire Bay community. We are closely monitoring the latest news and information from the CDC and the San Francisco Public Health Department about the spread of novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) in the Bay Area. This is a quickly evolving situation; we are responding with proactive, thoughtful, and flexible planning. Please check this page regularly for updates.

Important Bay Resources Related to COVID-19


College Counseling Updates


To stem the spread of COVID-19, many colleges and universities are canceling classes, admissions events, and tours, and offering virtual tours as an alternative. In addition, the College Board has canceled SAT and ACT tests on April 4 and May 2. The Bay College Counseling Office remains open and ready to support seniors and juniors with their college choices and testing plans. Please visit the College Counseling During COVID-19 webpage and check the resources below regularly to stay up to date on event and test cancelations as well as dates for new events. Contact College Counseling with questions, concerns or for assistance. 
Staying Healthy
The CDC and the San Francisco Department of Public Health recommends the following steps to reduce the risk of getting and spreading viral respiratory infections:
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing happy birthday twice while washing). If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces frequently.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill. Remind your students that nothing is more important than their health. Bay faculty will be as flexible as we can be in helping to manage sick days. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school.  
  • Stay connected to essential resources for more info, including the CDC, the SF Department of Public Health, and an article from the NYT on talking to teens about COVID-19.  


What is Bay doing to safeguard the health of our community?


Bay has closed campus through at least April 7 and launched its distance learning plan. In addition, we are following the latest recommendations from the San Francisco Department of Public Health and implementing the following proactive measures to keep our community healthy:
  • Bay closed its campus and launched a comprehensive Distance Learning Program starting Friday, March 13.
  • Canceled all non-essential large-group events through April 7.  
  • Canceled all local field trips for students. 
  • Discouraged parent and community attendance at athletic events through at least April 7. 
  • Prior to campus closure, discouraged parent and community attendance at Morning Meeting.
  • Prior to campus closure, intensified nightly cleaning protocol and increased the frequency of cleansing high touch surfaces such as desks, chairs, and doorknobs.
  • Expanded placement of hand sanitizer throughout the school.
  • Substituted hugs and hand contact for 'elbow bumps'. Encouraging social distancing and discouraging sharing food and drink.
  • Provided seminar on proper handwashing to all students and staffulty during Morning Meeting. 



Postponed & Canceled Events
Campus Closed
  • The Bay School campus will remain closed  throughout summer break
Graduation Postponed
  • Class of 2020 Commencement  has been postponed to Sunday, August 2 at 10 a.m. at the Palace of Fine Arts.