Health and Safety

Read below for community health-related news.


    Coming to Campus: What You Need to Know

    Updated: August 21, 2023
    Guidelines and requirements are subject to change depending on public health circumstances.

    With the ending of the federal public health emergency order in May 2023, The Bay School will no longer be checking COVID-19 vaccination status of campus visitors. We ask that anyone who is not feeling well to please stay home. If you are a prospective parent or student, we promise we will find another time for you to visit!

    Vaccination and Masking

    As stated during the admissions and enrollment process, all Bay students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID, which is defined as having the initial series and at least one booster. This is not listed on the vaccination form in the Magnus Health system, so we ask that families upload either a screenshot of the digital confirmation or photos of the student’s COVID vaccination card.

    Masking is optional, and we strongly encourage all students, parents/guardians, and visitors to be guided by personal responsibility and comfort level. Masking is still highly recommended for 10 days if a student knows they have been exposed to COVID even if they feel well and test negative.

    COVID Testing

    Bay will not require return-to-school testing after holiday breaks. 

    We will continue to provide over-the-counter tests to students at school if they begin feeling unwell. If a student tests positive, our health team will contact the parents to pick the student up and will email the required steps for isolating and returning to school. 


    The above information will also apply to athletic teams in 2023–2024, but we would like to stress the importance of vigilance by parents/guardians. Young athletes may need to be particularly cautious about returning to play after having COVID; depending on the circumstance, it may be advisable to seek physician guidance before getting back on the court or field. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions.

    Helpful Links

    Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 Information

    SF Department of Public Health