With more than 140 acres and 27 buildings on campus, our corner of Phillips Mill and School Lane provides ample space for our community to live and learn. This summer, our facilities and maintenance team has undergone significant training on CDC-protocols for cleaning and sanitization, transitioning from an outsourced cleaning team to one that is employed by and embedded within Solebury School, allowing for greater oversight and confidence that important procedures are followed. The school has procured an appropriate stockpile of protective equipment, sanitizing supplies, and cleaning products to ensure that our spaces are healthy.
In addition to our new Health Center, we have analyzed all spaces on campus to maximize both use and safety. The Herbert S. Boyd Dining Hall will be open for meals for students, with multiple lunch shifts during the week that will allow for adequate social distancing and individually served meals, as well as appropriate cleaning between sittings. The Dining Hall will look differently this year, with designated pathways designed for appropriate traffic flow through the facility and significantly reduced capacity with appropriate seated spacing in the building during meals. The salad bar will be removed, as will any other communal serving stations.
We are identifying and designing designated outdoor learning and living spaces throughout campus for our communities use, as well as determining the best spaces for remote learning (“Zoom rooms”) on campus. The PAC will not host assemblies this fall, as we will not host any large in person gatherings on campus in the near future. We are increasing our Health Center capacity by adding additional structures to campus specifically designed for assessment and monitoring, as well as providing additional quarantine and isolation space.