Should your family need assistance with social and emotional support during this time, please contact Barrie School's Director of Student and Family Services Dr. Natosha Speight. We are here to support you with your overall health, safety and well-being.
July 27, 2021
Barrie Camp is Closed until August 3 Pending COVID-19 Testing Results
Background: Barrie Camp and Barrie School have been open and in-person since July 2020, due to the vigilance and abundance of caution in implementing health and safety measures that include mask-wearing, social distancing, and cleaning protocols. In this vein of caution, we made the proactive decision to voluntarily close Barrie Camp on Tuesday afternoon, July 27, 2021 after two fully vaccinated Camp staff members and one elementary age camper tested positive for Covid-19 out of a total campus community of 700 people. Since this closure, a second camper has also tested positive.
We have hired a pediatric medical facility to run a free clinic to test every camper and staff member in our community. This will allow everyone who is virus-free to return to Camp for a scheduled reopening on Tuesday, August 3, 2021.
We are following the protocols established by Barrie’s consulting physician, our School-Camp Nurse, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the CDC. We are actively monitoring the impact of the Delta variant and seeking the guidance of the Montgomery County Health Department. Based on the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Barrie Camp and School remain committed to doing everything possible to provide children with safe and joyful in-person campus experiences.
For Media who requested it, please see the Press Release with this information.
Camp Case Status
# of Children and
|# of confirmed
|July 19||645||1||Friday, July 23: One fully vaccinated Camp staff member tested positive.|
|July 26||700||3||Monday, July 26: Another fully vaccinated Camp staff member tested positive.
Tuesday, July 27: A camper tested positive.
Wednesday, July 28th: Another camper tested positive.
Please note: The Stepping Stones program and Barrie Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies will remain open as these populations have not been in contact with Barrie campers or staff members.
COVID-19 testing is mandatory for campers before returning to Barrie Camp on Tuesday, August 3. See the July 28 communication, "COVID-19 Testing at Barrie School on Friday, July 30". Pre-registration and an appointment time are required. No walk ups will be allowed.
Revised Visitor Policy
(As of June 2021)
FOR ALL VISITORS
- Requests must be pre-approved by a division head, administrator, or supervisor.
- Visitors will be asked to complete a visitor questionnaire.
- Visitors must follow Barrie’s safety protocols including use of face coverings, physical distancing, and staying home when sick.