Covid 19 protocol

Pandemic safety guidelines for the academic year 2021-2022

Summary

We give high priority to providing a safe environment for the kids and our teachers, we will follow a strict COVID-19 protocol informed by the California Department of Public Health and the policy of San Diego Unified School District.

Here our main points:

Detailed guidelines

Source (CDPH)

Masks are one of the most effective and simplest safety mitigation layers to prevent in-school transmission of COVID-19 infections and to support full time in-person instruction in K-12 schools. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is transmitted primarily by aerosols (airborne transmission), and less frequently by droplets. Physical distancing is generally used to reduce only droplet transmission, whereas masks are one of the most effective measures for source control of both aerosols and droplets. Therefore, masks best promote both safety and in-person learning by reducing the need for physical distancing.

Physical distancing

Recent evidence indicates that in-person instruction can occur safely without minimum physical distancing requirements when other mitigation strategies (e.g., masking) are implemented. This is consistent with CDC K-12 School Guidance.

Recommendations for staying home when sick and getting tested

Hand hygiene recommendations

Cleaning recommendations

In general, cleaning once a day is usually enough to sufficiently remove potential virus that may be on surfaces. Disinfecting (using disinfectants on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency COVID-19 list) removes any remaining germs on surfaces, which further reduces any risk of spreading infection.

Food recommendations

It is recommended to offer the children a snack before the start of the lesson. Eating in class will not be allowed.

Visitor recommendations

Visitors and family will need to wear a face mask while in the school during drop off and pick up time.