COVID Health & Safety on Campus
Health & Safety
Protecting the health and safety of all students and employees is our guiding principle. In order to keep our campus safe for students and staff, we will closely adhere to CDC, CDPH, and LACDPH health and safety guidelines for Early Childhood and K-8. All components of this outlined plan are subject to change based on updated guidelines.
While there is no way to ensure zero risk of infection, we can all work together and follow the following safety protocols* to reduce the risk of spread. Each and every one of us is an important link in keeping our community safe. We are in this together!
2. Temperature check in drop off line
3. Everyone wears a mask!
4. Maintain recommended physical distancing during class and group activities
5. Wash hands frequently
*Current protocols are based on LACDPH and State of California guidelines and are subject to change. Updates and changes will be made here, so please check back frequently.
- Employees and students are required to wear cloth face coverings unless medically exempted
- Parents/guardians shall provide a minimum of two face coverings per day for their student
- Always wear a mask around someone who is sick at home
- Your mask may help protect others
- Their mask may protect you
PHYSICAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES
- All classrooms and outdoor spaces will be set up according to current LADPH Reopening Protocols for Schools
- Additional classroom spaces have been added
- Classes will be small, stable cohort groups
- Signage and markings are in place to designate physical distancing and prevent clustering of individuals
- Use of outdoor classrooms and outdoor spaces will be maximized
SANITATION & HYGIENE PRACTICES
- Enhanced and proper hygiene will be included in the regular classroom routine throughout the day
- Hand sanitizing dispensers will be available throughout the campus
- Students/employees must wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds OR use hand rub with 60% ethyl alcohol content until the content dries - usually 20 seconds.
HEALTH SCREEN PRACTICES
- Daily Symptom and Exposure screening is important
- Use screening daily, even on weekends
Why is screening important?
- Mitigation for community spread
- Supposedly “Asymptomatic” people actually often have mild symptoms
- Screening is known to catch more cases than testing
- It is an indicator of overall community health
GUIDELINES FOR STAYING AT HOME
Students/employees are required to stay home and quarantine/isolate when…
- Experiencing any of the symptoms consistent with COVID-19
- Been a Close Contact to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19
- Has been PCR tested for COVID-19 and is waiting for test results
- Has tested positive for COVID-19
- If you have questions about your health, please contact your physician.
*You are considered to have (or likely to have) COVID-19, if you have a positive diagnostic PCR test for COVID-19 (swab or saliva) and/or were told by a doctor that you are likely to have COVID-19 and/or you have symptoms that are consistent with COVID-19 (fever, cough, or shortness of breath)
When Does My Home Isolation End?
If you had symptoms, you must stay home until:
- At least 10 days* have passed since your symptoms first started and
- You have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without the use of medicine that reduces fevers) and
- Your symptoms have improved (for example, cough or shortness of breath)
If you tested positive for COVID-19 but never had any symptoms:
- You must stay home for 10 days after the test was taken, but
- If you develop symptoms, you need to follow the instructions above
Students and staff will wash hands…
- After arrival to campus
- After blowing nose, coughing, or sneezing
- Using the restroom
- Before eating food
- Before and after touching face
- After playing outside
- Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance
- Before putting on and after removing gloves
- After touching frequently touched areas (e.g., door knobs, handrails)
- All individuals should avoid touching face or face covering
- Any used tissues or other potentially infected material must be disposed of in an opened-top wastebasket
- Drinking fountains will not be in use
- Students should bring personal water bottles and refill them at designated stations - except ECE and Kinder
- The school will provide water bottles for ECE and Kinder