North Carolinians aged 5 and over are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines. Visit for more information and to find a free vaccination site in your area.


Stay home when sick.

You may not enter a Bonner Academy facility if you have been:

  • Instructed to quarantine

  • Sick or experiencing any of these symptoms of illness

    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

When students can return to school

Students who are not feeling well but do not have one of the COVID-19 symptoms listed above may return to school if they are fever-free for 24-hrs without the use of fever-reducing medication AND symptoms have improved. The health care provider is not required to detail the specifics of an alternate diagnosis.


  • Beginning March 7, masks will be recommended but not required in schools for all staff, students, and visitors.

  • Masks are recommended in indoor public settings by all individuals (age 2 and older) in areas of high or substantial transmission.

  • Masks are required following being positive for COVID-19.

  • Masks are recommended after a COVID exposure.


At times when a mask is required, if your student cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition or disability, you may request a mask accommodation by submitting a Mask Accommodation Request Form to your student’s principal. The form requires medical certification, which must be completed and signed by a licensed health care provider. Regional program students (including those in self-contained preschool special education classrooms) and students with mask accommodations are not required to request accommodation for 2021-2022.


Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.


The CDC recommends everyone wash their hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.


Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.


Teachers will be teaching handwashing in the classroom, incorporating handwashing breaks into the school day, and reinforcing handwashing during key times throughout the school day such as before and after eating, using the restroom, and touching shared objects.