COVID-19 Response & Reopening - Mercy High School

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COVID-19 Response & Reopening

Beginning in March 2020, Mercy High School created a task force to oversee our response to the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 Response Team—trustees, faculty, staff, and other experts—led by the Steering Committee, strategically guides the efforts of our additional teams, and ensures completion of any action items necessary to ensure the safe reopening of Mercy High School. The Steering Committee regularly receives guidance from our Public Health Resource Group, which comprises alumnae who work in the field of public health. 

In addition, Mercy High School is attuned to the recommendations of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other local, state, and federal agencies. 

Our Steering Committee is assisted by the following teams:

  • Finance, Legal, and Personnel Team
  • Online Teaching and Learning Team
  • Facilities, Health, and Safety Team
  • Enrollment Management Team
  • Fundraising Team
  • Spirituality and Wellness Team

The COVID-19 Response Team is working diligently to ensure the health and safety of every Mercy Girl and her family. 


Current COVID Travel Policy (February 2021)

If a student, faculty or staff member of the Mercy community chooses to travel outside of the state the individual must quarantine for 14 days following their return. Please note that at this time Mercy does not include in the policy an option to test out of quarantine post travel, nor do we include a list of states exempted from the travel policy. 


Reopening Mercy, Part Three was released on October 7, 2020, and includes the Hybrid schedule and important details about the return to school. 

This most recent communication with families is related to the following updates:

September 30, 2020 

September 25, 2020

We also encourage you to view our Reopening Mercy, Part One report (released on July 15, 2020), Reopening Mercy, Part Two report (released on August 5, 2020), and Reopening Mercy, Update (released on August 13, 2020), which provide more detailed information regarding instruction for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at taskforce@mercyhighschool.com.


Additional communications sent to our community regarding our COVID-19 response over the last several months can be found below.

January 7, 2021 Letter to Families

December 18, 2020 Letter to the Mercy Community

November 6, 2020 COVID-19 Update and Travel Advisory

August 27, 2020 Letter To Families

May 6, 2020 Letter to the Mercy Community

April 17, 2020 Letter to the Mercy Community

March 25, 2020 Letter to the Mercy Community

March 21, 2020 Letter to Families

March 17, 2020 Letter to the Mercy Community

March 13, 2020 Letter to Families

March 12, 2020 Letter from School Leadership

March 12, 2020 Letter to Families

March 10, 2020 Letter to Families

March 6, 2020 Letter to Families

March 3, 2020 Letter to Families