COVID Protocols

Hand Hygiene

Hand sanitizer is supplied to classrooms, offices, and workspaces.

Handwashing: using soap and water to wash all surfaces of hands for at least 20 seconds, using visible lather, rinsing thoroughly, and drying with an individual, disposable paper towel. (Preferred method).

Hand sanitizing: applying hand sanitizer with at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropanol to all surfaces of the hands and in sufficient quantity that it takes 20 seconds of rubbing hands together for the sanitizer to dry. Hand sanitizer should not be wiped off. (Acceptable method when handwashing is unavailable).


Proper ventilation is an important protective measure against COVID-19. Each classroom will be equipped with Medify Air Purifiers and windows and doors will be open to improve circulation.


All desks/tables and high touch surfaces will be wiped down at the end of class.


Masks will be worn by all students and staff.


Students will be distanced at 3-6 ft. as feasible in the classrooms.

Covid-19 symptoms

Below is the full list of symptoms for which caregivers should monitor their children, and staff should monitor themselves. Students and staff should stay home if exhibiting these symptoms

  • Fever (100.0° Fahrenheit or higher), chills, or shaking chills
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle aches or body aches
  • Cough (not due to other known cause, such as chronic cough)
  • Sore throat, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea when in combination with other symptoms
  • Headache when in combination with other symptoms
  • Fatigue, when in combination with other symptoms
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose (not due to other known causes, such as allergies) when in combination with other symptoms

* Symptoms in bold are the most common COVID symptoms.

Contact Tracing

When administration is notified that a student/volunteer tested positive for Covid-19 and was in the building contact tracing will begin.

Notification of staff and students will go out.

Administration will determine who was less than 6 feet of the student/staff for a cumulative 15 minutes or more within a 24 hour period for 2 days prior to symptom onset or positive test. Parents of close contact should be advised to consult with the child’s PCP about the next steps.

For your information

Close contacts need to quarantine for one of the periods listed below:

  • At least 7 days, provided all of the following are satisfied:
    • they have not had, and do not have, any symptoms;
    • they are tested on day 5 or later from their last exposure, using a PCR or antigen test to detect the presence of the virus;
    • they receive a negative test result; and
    • you monitor their symptoms for up to 14 days. If they develop symptoms you should contact their health care provider and they should be re-tested; or
  • At least 10 days, provided that all of the following are satisfied:
    • they have not experienced any symptoms up to this point
    • they conduct active monitoring for symptoms through day 14 and self-isolate if new symptoms develop.
    • no test is necessary under this option to exit quarantine; or
  • At least 14 days after the last exposure to the person who tested positive, if
    • They have experienced any symptoms during the quarantine period, even if they have a negative COVID-19 test.