Every member of the NMS community has a role to play in keeping all of us healthy. We ask each individual to make a commitment to following our health guidelines. 

Respiratory Viruses

NMS follows the CDC’s Respiratory Virus Guidance.

When someone is showing symptoms of a respiratory virus, such as influenza, Covid-19, or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), they should stay home and away from others. They may return to normal activities when, for at least 24 hours, their fever has been gone without the use of a fever-reducing medication, and when their symptoms are improving.

Once someone has resumed normal activities, they are encouraged to take additional precautions for the next five days, such as wearing a well-fitting mask, keeping a distance from others, and/or getting tested for respiratory viruses.

Other Communicable Illnesses

Anyone showing symptoms of a non-respiratory communicable illness, such as norovirus or conjunctivitis (pink eye), should stay home. They may resume normal activities when cleared to do so by their medical provider.


Teachers may choose to require that their students wear masks and/or use bell covers while participating in their lessons, classes, ensembles, and/or studio recitals.

NMS’s Health Coordinator

Our Director of School Operations, Gillian Eversman, is our Health Coordinator. You may contact Gillian at geversman@nmsnewhaven.org or 203-624-5189 ext. 26.

Thank You

We appreciate your dedication to the NMS community and all of your efforts to keep everyone healthy and safe.