2022–2023 COVID Policies

At Walnut Hill, personal responsibility is at the forefront of our pandemic response strategy, which is consistent with the newest guidance and practice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. We will continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community in the context of an in-person learning environment, and we will rely on our vaccination requirement; access to on-campus testing; and personal symptom monitoring, masking, and quarantine for those who test positive or are experiencing symptoms in order to support these priorities.

We want to acknowledge that our experiences managing the virus on the Walnut Hill campus have prepared us well for another year. We have been successful in preserving as much of the Walnut Hill experience as possible largely because of this community’s commitment and shared accountability, and we thank you for partnering with us in that.



If you have questions that aren't addressed by this website, we welcome you to reach out.

Health & Safety
Beth Minnucci, School Nurse

Residential Life
Melissa Cassel, Dean of Students

Kevin Smith, Director of Enrollment Management

Po-Wei Weng
Assistant Head of School

Cedric Lyles, Director of Artistic Studies


External Resources

Dial 211
Massachusetts 24/7 information about COVID-19 in 150 languages

CDC Travel Information
CDC Information on Coronavirus
World Health Organization, Coronavirus