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Below is a letter from Prep President Rev. Tom Simisky, S.J., regarding the suspension of school operations on March 12 and March 13. You can also find an FAQ below the email.

Dear Prep Community, 

As you know, many of the public and private school systems in our area have closed due to concerns over COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, Fairfield Prep will temporarily suspend operations on Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, for thorough cleaning and disinfecting. Since academic instruction was not scheduled for the next two days, we feel this is a proactive measure to ensure that all members of the Fairfield Prep community stay as safe and healthy as possible during this evolving health crisis.

Effective immediately:

  • Events for Thursday, March 12, and Friday, March 13, have been postponed, including the Freshman Retreat, the Practice ACT for sophomores, and all athletic training.
  • Although not required by the Health Department, the entire physical plant of the school will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected during the closure.
  • No one will be allowed access to the Prep campus tomorrow, Thursday, March 12.
  •  On Friday, March 13, offices will reopen for staff and administration, and faculty will conduct professional development remotely.

We continue our efforts in preparedness which include:

  • Our Virtual Learning Day on March 5.
  • A live-streamed assembly to each classroom on March 11.
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty.

In close coordination with Fairfield University, we are actively monitoring all available information and developments regarding COVID-19. We emphasize that there are no cases of COVID-19 at Fairfield Prep. We will keep the Prep community updated as needed.

We appreciate your understanding, trust, and support,

Rev. Thomas M. Simisky, S.J.


  1. Is there a case of COVID-19 at Fairfield Prep. — No
  2. Is Fairfield Prep closing? — No, we are temporarily suspending operations to clean the school on March 12 and March 13.
  3. What will the Fairfield Prep adult community be doing during those two days? — On Thursday, March 12, operations will be temporarily suspended and no one will be allowed in the building. Offices will be open on Friday, March 13, and staff and administration will be present. Teachers will participate in professional development remotely.
  4. Is the freshmen retreat cancelled? — No, it is postponed. More information will be shared when available.
  5. Will pre-ACT be rescheduled? — Yes, we are looking at future dates.
  6. What is the status of spring sports and extracurricular activities? —The situation is fluid  and updates will be sent as they are made available.
  7. What is the status of student international travel? — The decision has been made to cancel or postpone all of the upcoming international experiences in the 2019-20 school year.
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