Coronavirus Updates

Last Updated: 04-07-20
Maret's Risk Management Team continues to monitor the evolving situation concerning coronavirus (COVID-19), and we update this website regularly to share information about the School’s preparations and responses. We are also following the CDC and DC Department of Health guidelines on responding to the virus. Should you have any questions or concerns after reading this information, please email

How Maret Is Dealing with Coronavirus

Maret does not expect to resume on-campus educational activities until at least April 27. Our Continuity of Learning Plan (distance learning) is underway.

Because the practice of social distancing is crucial to containing and mitigating the novel coronavirus, Maret has determined that the need for social distancing outweighs the serious burdens sure to result from disrupting our usual educational practices. Therefore, Maret does not expect to resume on-campus educational activities until at least April 27.

Continuity of Learning Plan (COL) is Underway

An Overview from Head of School Marjo Talbott

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Upholding Our Core Values

Sadly, fear and anxiety can lead to increased discrimination, bigotry, and racism. Unfortunately, as reported recently in the national news, there has been a concerning uptick in anti-Chinese and anti-Asian rhetoric, escalating to, at times, physical attacks.

We need to be mindful that our children are aware of these news headlines and are trying to make sense of what is happening in the world around them. We need to engage in age-appropriate conversations about the importance of combatting bigotry, racism, and hatred toward our fellow human beings.

We find strength by embracing diversity of perspectives, identities, circumstances, and talents. Together and connected, we will continue to uphold our Core Value of Respect for each and every one of us.

As we move forward in our work to navigate these uncertain waters, we know that we all will take good care of one another.

Countering COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Stigma and Racism: Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus

Messages to the Community

Frog Friday Videos

The first in Maret's Frog Friday video series that offers a week in review and celebrates our resilient community.

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Other Considerations

Resources for our Community

Prevention Measures

Lower Schoolers Learn How to Stop the Spread of Germs

Coronavirus, What is it?

CBC News medical contributor and family physician Dr. Peter Lin breaks down the facts about what it is, where it came from, how it spreads, and what you can do to protect yourself. – Courtesy of CBC Toronto