February 4, 2020

Dear LTS Family,

We write this brief note to let you know that we are actively monitoring the coronavirus outbreak.  This activity includes keeping in touch with health authorities and similarly situated schools. We are also developing plans for a range of contingencies.

In general, a member of our community with fever, diarrhea or vomiting should please not come on campus.  As usual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are a reliable source of information on symptoms, prevention, treatment, and transmission of coronavirus.  But if you fear you are sick, seek medical attention without delay.

It is challenging to write this note while taking a breath and not inciting undue panic.  For context, for now, the flu remains a higher threat in the United States than the coronavirus.  We understand the rising anxiety and will keep you informed.

Thank you, as always, for trusting us.

Best regards,

/s/ Seth Linfield

Head of School


Long Trail School

Dorset, Vermont

Long Trail School

Dorset, Vermont