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Coronavirus Response

Information and updates about COVID-19.

April 2, 2020
Exeter campus seen from above.

We are watching carefully for changes in the COVID-19 outbreak, and Academy leadership is conferring daily to determine the best response to ensure the safety and well-being of our students and employees. We will post updates here and on our parent and employee portals.

Leadership teams are continuously monitoring information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) for guidance, and will be in touch with state and local health departments as needed. 

We have decided to extend online learning through the end of the spring term and cancel on-campus summer professional development conferences. These decisions were made to protect the health and safety of all students and employees. 

Recent Campus Updates

Community Support

Donated personal protective equipment to area healthcare workers.

Spring Term Online

March 18 — Announced that the entire spring term will be online only. Read Principal Rawson's letter announcing this decision. 

See Principal Rawson’s video sent to students and families:

Campus Facilities Closures

All campus buildings are closed to the public until further notice.

Reunions Postponed

March 18 — Postponed reunions to September. Read Principal Rawson's letter to alumni announcing this decision. 

Employee Remote Work Instituted

March 16 — Implemented mandatory telecommuting for all employees who can work remotely.

Campus Visit Program for New Students Canceled

March 4 — Canceled our campus visit program for new students accepted for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Large Meetings on and off Campus Postponed or Canceled

April 2 — Canceled Exeter Mathematics Institute session scheduled for June 15 in Virginia.

March 24 — Canceled all on-campus summer professional development conferences (and the off-campus Exeter Humanities West).

March 11 — Canceled or postponed most Exeter-organized events off-campus through April 30.

March 10 — Canceled the  Regional High School Chinese Language Speaking Tournament scheduled for March 29.

March 6 — Postponed the Asian American Footsteps Conference scheduled for April 5.

Student Trips Canceled

March 16 – Canceled Washington Intern Program for spring term.

Employee Business Travel Suspended

March 11 — Suspended until April 30 the following business-related employee travel: all international and all domestic travel by public transportation.

Information and Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The World Health Organization

Talking to teens about COVID-19

If You Have Questions

We have set up an email specifically for questions about COVID-19: ncov@exeter.edu.

We will continue to update this page on changes to this fluid situation and appropriate responses for our community.