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COVID-19 Response

HRA's COVID-19 team continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our area very closely.  We have evaluated the latest trends and recommendations and are excited about the 21-22 school year!  As this is a fluid situation, any changes to our policies will be posted here.  Thank you for your support!

Important Updates

List of 3 items.

General FAQs

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. Is HRA open for in-person learning?  Is HRA offering a full program? 

    Yes, in ALL divisions, HRA is offering our full program for in-person learning, including art, music, theater and athletic competitions.  We are excited to offer the HRA experience that our families trust.
  • Q. What safety protocols are in place?

    At HRA, safety protocols include, but are not limited to:
    • Air purifiers in every classroom.
    • Updated HVAC system throughout the school.
    Additionally, hand sanitizer is available in all classrooms. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the campus. Regular hand washing and hand sanitizing occurs throughout the day.

    Our redesigned nurse’s office can accommodate the various needs of our students, with a separate space for isolation, if needed. Our clinic staff is in close contact with health officials to ensure that we are following recommended protocols.

    Fresh air is recommended - so open windows and doors are encouraged on days when the weather permits. Faculty routinely conduct classes outside when weather permits.

    Additionally, HRA deep cleans the campus daily, while bathrooms and commons spaces are cleaned throughout the day.
  • Q. Are students required to wear masks?

    Students may choose to wear a mask.  LS parents must complete a mask opt-out form for their child.   Parents are encouraged to have on-going conversations with their child about their family's comfort level and expectations about masks.  HRA urges its students to be empathetic of all choices regarding masks.
  • Q. Are faculty required to wear masks?

    Faculty and staff may choose to wear a mask, if they would like, however, it is not required.  This change in protocol in no manner infringes on our employees' choice to wear a mask for their personal protection and the protection of others.
  • Q. Are students required to wear masks on buses?

    Per CDC guidance of Feb. 25, 2022, students are not required to wear masks while on buses.  This includes all school related activities (i.e. athletics, field trips, etc). 
  • Q. Are dining services being offered?

    Yes, our nutritious lunches are available to students and faculty.  The Dining Hall will resume normative service, with hot entrees, buffet-style salad bar, and sandwich station.  PK- 4th grade classes will continue to eat in their classrooms or picnic outside. 5th-12th graders will dine in the Dining Hall, the Multi-Purpose Room,  or outside.
  • Q. What do I do if I learn that my child is COVID positive or someone in our home tests positive?

    Please contact Nurse Brown at 884-9142 or the appropriate division head within 24 hours. We will follow VDH/CDC guidelines.  These guidelines are frequently being updated. Please check or for the latest information.  
  • Q. How does HRA handle a COVID+ case on a sports team?

    If a player tests positive for Covid-19, and has been at practice, we will follow the CDC/VDH isolation and quarantine guidelines. 

Middle & Upper School FAQs

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

Lower School FAQs

List of 2 frequently asked questions.

Hampton Roads Academy

HRA is accredited through the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is a National Blue Ribbon School.