COVID-19 Updates

To provide the safest environment for our children, we want to provide the Derby community with additional resources to best educate and protect our students, faculty, and families in light of COVID-19.

We've successfully welcomed students back to campus this fall, but we'll need to work together as a community and adhere to our re-opening plan's health protocols to mitigate risk and maintain our optimal health. Please check back often for important community announcements and helpful resources about COVID-19. 

Recent Announcements

Derby's COVID Task Force Members

Joell Bianchi, MD - Mass. General Hospital
Suzanne Bradshaw, MD - East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Curtis Cetrulo, MD ’85, Derby Trustee, Mass. General Hospital
Wenliang Chen, MD - Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Plymouth
Susannah Murphy, PhD
Lori Cashman, President, Derby Board of Trustees
Jake Heller, Treasurer, Derby Board of Trustees
Demi Isenstadt, Derby Trustee, Degree Candidate MGH Institute
Jennifer Newell ’90, Derby Trustee, Asst. Principal Foster School
Maura Harold, RN
Tom Reid, Interim Head of School 
Kate Howell, Head of Middle and Upper School
Mary Beth Murphy, Interim Head of Primary and Lower School
Sarah Driscoll, PA-C
Philip Cantillon, CFO


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers resources about the Coronavirus including symptoms, commons questions, and steps to prevent illness.

Learn More

Additional Resources

All School FAQs


What can people do to protect themselves and others from getting the new coronavirus?

Why is it recommended to avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough?

How is the new coronavirus affecting people who get it?