Response to the Spread of COVID-19

Our Approach to the 2021–2022 School Year

Winchester Thurston School is committed to reuniting our community. We have consulted the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Allegheny County Health Department, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the National Association of Independent Schools, and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools to create this health and safety plan. Due to the nature of the pandemic, this plan will be flexible and adaptable to changing conditions, science, research, and requirements and will be continually reviewed and revised.

Based on this guidance, effective Friday, October 8, 2021, all eligible individuals (students and employees) age 12+ must be fully vaccinated to be on campus. Religious and medical exemptions will be considered on a case by case basis.