From the beginning of coronavirus pandemic, Lovett’s priorities have been: health and safety, learning continuity, and community - all of which contribute so significantly to the development of a student’s “character and intellect to thrive in college and in life.” Being that the health and safety of our community is critical to a return to in-person learning, all decisions regarding on-campus activity have been and will be made through that lens.
With a community as large as Lovett’s and an issue with controversy of opinion, there is much to consider in making decisions such as these. One area of agreement is the science which supports that students learn best in-person. With this in mind, we are doing everything in our power to keep children and teachers healthy and in their classrooms. Given the increased prevalence of the virus, breakthrough spread, the Georgia Department of Public Health’s parameters regarding required quarantine for unmasked exposures, and a city mask mandate, we have concluded that all Lovett students K-12, faculty and staff, and campus visitors will now be required to wear a mask indoors, regardless of vaccination status as we begin the school year.