Summer 2021 COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

Information surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve. Spartanburg Day School is using the newest and most relevant information as we move forward with health and safety protocols for our campus this summer.

Conditions in our area have steadily improved since early spring with cases of COVID-19 in our state and county continuing to trend downward. Based on this, updated summer health and safety protocols for Spartanburg Day School and Camp Griffin are as follows:

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

Face Coverings
Face coverings are strongly encouraged but optional for unvaccinated students/campers, faculty and visitors to campus. SDS supports all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, who choose to wear a face covering.

Home Health Screenings
The health of our campus begins at home, with every faculty member, student, parent and visitor. All individuals coming to our campus are asked to perform an at-home screening and should stay home if:

  • They are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea)
  • Anyone in their household is being tested for COVID-19*
  • Anyone in their household is positive with COVID-19* 
    *applies only to unvaccinated individuals

Building Access
To minimize the possibility of exposures, access to buildings is currently limited to students/campers, faculty and visitors, by appointment only.

Additional Information

  • SDS emphasizes physical distancing, when possible
  • All individuals on campus are encouraged to wash/sanitize their hands often 
  • Common areas will continue to be cleaned frequently and thoroughly

Assumption of Risk 
Although Spartanburg Day School is making every effort to put health and safety first, as long as COVID-19 exists, there will be a risk that faculty, students and visitors to campus could become infected. A shared commitment to health and wellness continues to be important. All members of the SDS community are asked to do their part to protect themselves and others by following school health and safety protocols.

All protocols are subject to change and may be updated as appropriate.