Please note that the ELC will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation locally, nationally, and globally, and that our health and safety protocols may be adjusted. If there are any changes to our protocols, they will also be reflected in the FAQs below and communicated to our families. If you have questions, please call 508-490-8260 or email elc@fayschool.org.

Current COVID-19 FAQ

List of 7 items.

  • Are ELC students and employees required to be vaccinated?

    Yes. Consistent with CDC recommendations, all ELC students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated.

    Individuals under 5 are fully vaccinated if they have received the full course of vaccines:
    - Moderna (2 doses): Both vaccines must be administered prior to the start of classes on September 6.
    - Pfizer (3 doses): The first two vaccines must be administered prior to the start of classes on September 6, and the third does must be administered on or before September 30.

    Individuals ages 5 and older are fully vaccinated if:
    - they have received the full course of two vaccines AND they received their second shot less than five months ago
    OR
    - if they have received the full course of two vaccines AND they have received a booster shot.
  • Does the school require ELC children to receive the Moderna or the Pfizer vaccine?

    Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are accepted for ELC children. For children attending the ELC in Fall 2022, the timeline is as follows:

    Moderna (2 doses): Both vaccines must be administered prior to the start of classes on September 6.

    Pfizer (3 doses): The first two vaccines must be administered prior to the start of classes on September 6, and the third dose must be administered on or before September 30.
  • Will ELC employees and students be tested for COVID-19?

    Fay will not conduct pooled COVID-19 testing for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Are masks required in the ELC?

    As of June 21, 2022, masks are optional for ELC students, faculty, and staff, with the following exceptions:
    • If an individual tests positive for COVID-19, they must remain at home in isolation. They may return on day 6 after a positive test if they are asymptomatic, but they must be cleared by the school nurse, and they must wear a mask for the next five days.
    • If someone living in your house has tested positive for COVID and you are in contact with them on a daily basis, then you will be required to wear a mask for 10 days after last contact.
  • What is the quarantine policy for ELC students who are close contacts?

    Close contacts who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine. If a household member is positive, the child should wear a mask for 10 days.
  • What is the ELC's absence policy?

    ELC students who are absent for three or more days must have a doctor’s note in order to return to campus and must be tested for COVID-19 if directed by a doctor. Please note that tuition is not refunded when a child is absent, including when absent due to COVID.
  • Will ELC students continue to be grouped in cohorts?

    ELC children will no longer be grouped solely by classroom. Students from the three classes will be combined for AM and PM Care and at additional times when necessary. 

The Early Learning Center at Fay School

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Location - 23 Middle Road, Southborough, MA 01772
Mailing Address - 48 Main Street, Southborough, MA 01772


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