Reopening the Red Doors: Fall 2020
Once a student is fully vaccinated we ask that you Click HERE to upload student vaccine results.
International Travel – NEW
We are adjusting our international travel guidelines to reflect recent changes in Rhode Island Department of Health and CDC guidelines. The Lincoln School policy for return to school after international travel is as follows:
- If you've come to Rhode Island from a location outside the 50 states or the District of Columbia (DC), you must quarantine for 10 days.
- If you have a negative result from a test taken at least 5 days after you arrived, you may shorten quarantine to 7 days and return to school on the 8th day.
- Please continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days, wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
In addition, please be aware that the CDC recently issued the following order:
- As of January 26, all air passengers arriving to the US from a foreign country are required to get tested no more than 3 days before their flight departs and must present the negative result or documentation of having recovered from COVID-19 to the airline before boarding the flight. Air passengers will also be required to confirm that the information they present is true in the form of an attestation.
Please click the following links for other important information:
For travel to States with Current RI Travel Restrictions the guidelines are as follows:
- Quarantine for 10 days upon your return to Rhode Island
- You may shorten your quarantine to 7 days if you have a negative result from a test taken 5 days or more after your return. You will still need to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days, wear a mask in public, and follow physical distancing guidelines.
- This exception does not apply to international travel.
- States with travel restrictions upon entry to Rhode Island
Updated Guidance for Post-Infection and Vaccinated People
|After Covid-19 Infection: Presumed immunity for 90 days after infection||After Covid-19 Vaccination: Presumed immunity 14 days to 90 days after last vaccine dose|
Quarantine for Close Contacts
Not required if asymptomatic
Test on Day 5–10 after exposure
Monitor symptoms for 14 days after exposure
|Quarantine for Travel, domestic or international||Exempt||
|Asymptomatic Testing||Not recommended within 90 days of infection||Allowed and encouraged|
Covid–19 Vaccination Update
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH)’s plan for the next phase of the State’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign is a data-driven approach to make vaccine available to Rhode Islanders as quickly as possible while protecting those most at risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19.
Read more HERE
COVID Return to Play for Athletes
Testing at School
When on campus, all members of the community—from Ginkgo Room students through Grade 12 and all adults—are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times when on campus. Face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19.
February 13 Update:
In response to new variants of COVID-19, the CDC recently announced new mask guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Rhode Island Department of Health has not changed their recommendations for schools, but in yesterday’s COVID-19 briefing, Dr. Alexander-Scott emphasized that snug, well-fitting, multi-layered masks are essential, and she also recommended wearing KN95 masks.
At this point, we are not changing our guidelines but encourage you to consider the CDC's suggestions to either double mask by wearing a cloth mask over a disposable mask, or to knot the ear loops and tuck in the extra material of a 3-ply mask to improve its fit.. CDC research has shown that both of these strategies substantially reduce exposure. You might also consider the KN95 masks.
During the 2020–2021 school year Lincoln School will follow the protocols outlined by the Rhode Island Department of Health found HERE.
All students, faculty and staff must complete the daily COVID–19 questionnaire before arriving on campus. Directions are HERE.
In the event that a community member has any symptom of COVID–19 and can not be in school an After–Illness Return Attestation form must be completed and submitted before returning to school. To submit the form:
1. Place in a sealed envelope and delivered by the student to the school nurse or division assistant.
2. Email the scanned form to email@example.com
3. Upload and submit a scanned form below.
The RIDOH has developed a COVID-19 Testing Program specifically to provide testing services for Rhode Island PreK–12 public and private school students, faculty, and staff.
The phone number for this service is 844-857-1814. It is posted on the RIDOH website. This service line is only for PreK–12 students, faculty, and staff who have symptoms, have been identified as a close contact of a positive case, or are a classmate of a positive case. Services are available in multiple languages.
Parents, guardians, faculty/staff members, and students older than 16 will be able to call the PreK–12 COVID-19 test scheduling service seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. to schedule an appointment.
After the test is scheduled, a confirmation email with the date, time, and place of your/your child’s appointment will be sent to you.
HERE is the list of testing sites for PreK–12 Rhode Island students, faculty, and staff.
Anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms will get two tests. The first test is a rapid test. The results of this test will be available before the end of the day. The second test is called a PCR test. This test result will be available in 2 days (48 hours).
Anyone who does not have symptoms but had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 will get a PCR test only.
You will receive an email or text when your COVID-19 test results are ready. Results can be accessed at portal.ri.gov/results. You will be asked to enter your personal information and the date you were tested. You will get an error message if you try to access this portal before your results are ready or if the information you enter does not match the record.
If you need help finding your test results, call the K–12 COVID-19 test scheduling service at 844-857-1814 seven days a week between the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please wait 8 to 12 hours after your test appointment to call about the result of your rapid test and 48 hours to call about the result of your PCR test.
Lincoln School is following news and information about the spread of coronavirus (COVID–19) in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. This is a quickly changing situation; please check this page regularly for updates.
Health and Wellness
Please contact School Psychologist Masha Schiller to schedule an appointment. Additional resources can be found in HERE.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- 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.
- Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.
Resource: RI Department of Health
What you need to know about COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease
Communication and Updates
March 1: Testing Requirements Following Spring Break: Sophie Glenn Lau '88
February 24: International Travel Guidelines: Diane Murphy
February 21: COVID–19 Updates from the Nurse: Diane Murphy
December 30: Testing Requirements for Return to School: Sophie Glenn Lau '88
December 19: Travel Guidelines: Diane Murphy
December 3: Important Health and Safety Reminders: Diane Murphy
October 23: An Update on Health & Safety Procedures: Sophie Glenn Lau '88
September 4: Important Screening, Drop Off, and Pick Up Protocols for In-Person Learning: Sophie Glenn Lau '88
COVID–19, Health & Wellness Resources
February 21 Update from Nurse Diane
General COVID-19 Health Information
After Illness Attestation
PreK–12 COVID-19 Testing Scheduling and Testing Sites
Wellness Resources from Dr. Schiller
Upload test results
COVID Testing Consent Form
COVID–19 Return to Play for Middle and Upper School Athletes
Lincoln School COVID–19 Travel Policy