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

Current COVID-19 FAQ

List of 5 items.

  • Are ELC students and employees required to be vaccinated?

    As of May 11, 2023, the COVID-19 vaccination is recommended but not required for all community members.
  • Will ELC employees and students be tested for COVID-19?

    Fay does not conduct pooled COVID-19 testing.
  • Are masks required in the ELC?

    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 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.

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

Fay School admits students of any race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, or with any disability that can be reasonably accommodated by the School, to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at Fay School. The School does not discriminate on the basis of such factors in the administration of its educational policies, employment policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, athletics, or other school administered programs.