COVID + re-opening

Check this page regularly for COVID resources and the latest on the 2020–2021 academic year

Updated November 30, 7:42am Eastern

COVID-19 Dashboard

Updated weekly, this snapshot tracks the public health outlook on campus. One hundred percent of Miss Hall’s adults and students were tested prior to returning to campus and have signed our Common Good Guidelines as part of our effort to protect our community. The numbers below reflect tests administered and facilitated by Miss Hall’s.

Test results as of November 30, 2020

Numbers reported by the Massachusetts Dept of Public Health

For more information, please visit the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Most recent communications

  • November 12, 2020: Update from the Head of School about returning to remote-only classes

Explore our 2020–2021 Schedule

We have adapted our academic schedule to meet the needs of students, whether they will be on-campus or learning online

See our new schedule

Your contacts at Miss Hall’s

This page will be updated with information and communications regularly. If you have any questions, though, please reach out to the following:

  • For health questions and concerns: Christie Puz, R.N., Director of Health Services, 413-395-7074, cpuz@misshalls.org 
  • For travel arrangements and Spring Break info: Mary Bazanchuk, Asst. Dean of Students and Director of Residential Life, 413-395-7045, mbazanchuk@misshalls.org
  • For questions about counseling resources, please contact Teresa Gentile, School Counselor, 413-395-7073, tgentile@misshalls.org
  • For general questions: Miss Hall's School Main Number, 413-443-6401

How we have responded to COVID-19

We are carefully monitoring COVID-19 developments and the health, wellbeing, and travel plans of all MHS community members, following the recommendations of local, national, and world health authorities. The School’s Incident Response Team (IRT) is following this situation closely and meets regularly to share information and updates.

With an abundance of caution, we scaled back on- and off-campus activities in early March, canceled professional development travel for faculty and staff, started Spring Break early, and moved to distance learning on Monday, April 6, for the rest of the Second Semester.

On September 12, we announced that the School will reopen for boarding student arrivals on Saturday, September 26, and will resume on-campus instruction for all students, including day students, on Monday, October 19, for the start of Term 2.

We are excited and eager to have students back on campus, and, more importantly, we are ready to do so. The health and safety of students and adults drove our decision to close campus in the spring and have been at the forefront of our preparations and planning for reopening. We are 100 percent committed to taking the necessary steps to ensure campus wellness throughout this year.

Students leaving the United States due to COVID-19 and who are continuing their studies remotely outside the United States can remain in active status. Read the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) statement.

We are committed to keeping the community informed of developments on and off the MHS campus. This page will be continually updated as the situation evolves.

Recommended sources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Phone numbers for health departmentsIf you are in an area where cases of COVID-19 develop, in addition to contacting the Health Center at Miss Hall's, please reach out to the health department in the area where you are for more information.

The World Health Organization

The U.S. Department of State 

Massachusetts Department of Public Health 

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