COVID LEVEL: RED - CAMPUS ON HIGH ALERT
Trinity Christian Academy will be utilizing a Three-Tiered System for articulating Health and Safety requirements.
We have developed a COVID Response Team consisting of the school nurse and building administrators who are working in combination with the Department of Health in Duval County to develop guidelines, complete contact tracing and monitor cases.
We are utilizing a Three-Tiered System for articulating Health and Safety requirements.
Level RED -Above 9% community spread – Most Stringent Protocols include but are not limited to:
- Daily verbal screening upon entrance to buildings
- Masks are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
- Small group activities will be regulated
- “School on high alert”
Level YELLOW -Between 5-9% community spread
- Possible daily verbal screening upon entrance to buildings
- Masks optional
- Small group activities may be unregulated
- “School on alert”
Level GREEN -Less than 5% community spread
- Screening completed at home by parent
- Masks optional
- Small group activities unregulated
- “School as usual”
During Level RED, where community spread is greater than 9%, students will be screened verbally at the door before entering the building. The three screening questions will include:
About the Student:
- The student is well.
- The student has not been exposed to anyone positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days
About the household:
- No one in the household has tested positive for COVID-19n the last 10 days
- No one in the household is sick or waiting for test results.
- All classrooms have been equipped with hand sanitizing stations and students will be encouraged to sanitize in and sanitize out when entering and leaving the classroom.
- During Level RED, students and staff will wear face coverings/masks until seated and stationary in their desk or chair and when unable to safety distance from others.
- Desks and all shared equipment will be sanitized between every class and between each use.
- Buildings, classrooms and offices will be sanitized each night with a new state-of-the-art cleaning system.
Our goal is to maintain a healthy environment and keep students in the classroom. Because individuals can spread COVID-19 before they are symptomatic and because many younger individuals are asymptomatic, it is vital to report possible exposures and remain home until cleared by a physician and the school clinic. If a household member is exposed to COVID-19 or tests positive, the CDC recommends the entire household quarantine/isolate and monitor for symptoms. Return dates vary based on exposure and testing dates, which is why our COVID Response Team will maintain communication throughout the quarantine/isolation to ensure a safe return to school.
- If your child or anyone in your household is experiencing ONE or more symptoms of COVID-19 to include:
- Sore Throat
- Sinus Congestion or “Cold Symptoms”
- Body Aches
- Gastrointestinal Illness
2. If anyone in your household has been exposed to COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19.
3. If anyone in your household is awaiting test results of COVID-19.
- Stay home. Do not bring your child to school.
- Contact the School Clinic at 904-596-2518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of our case review team will give advice on what action to take next and when it is safe for your child to return to school.
- If a student is required to quarantine, they will be switched to incidental virtual learning and will be contacted by a staff member for instructions on virtual learning.
We recognize that many symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to other common illnesses. If a student, staff or faculty member develops symptoms of COVID-19 they will be isolated and sent home. Parents will be asked to contact their child’s physician for further evaluation. If other illness can be identified by the physician, the student may return when their symptoms have resolved for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. A physician note may be required. If COVID-19 is presumed or positive, individuals should contact the School Clinic at 904-596-2518 for further review and direction.
- A general statement will be released to all students, faculty and staff that someone on campus has tested positive, however only close contacts will be notified individually.
- Our Case Review Team will conduct contact tracing of those who were in close contact with the ill individual. Close contact is identified as being less than six feet away from an individual for more than 10 minutes.
- Close contacts will be notified by phone within 24 hours and advised to quarantine for 14 days beginning on date of last exposure. Specific instructions will be given for each individual and case to include safe return dates.
- If a student is required to isolate due to illness and they are physically able, they will be switched to Incidental Virtual Learning and will be contacted by a staff member for instructions on virtual learning.
This time period will vary case by case and based on exposure dates, if symptoms develop after an exposure and also on illness severity. A member of the COVID Response Team will maintain communication throughout the quarantine/isolation to ensure a safe return to school. The days generally will range from 10 days after symptom onset for positive cases, and 7 – 10 days from the last exposure for those who are quarantined.
IF ANY SYMPTOMS ARE PRESENT, OR SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS BEEN EXPOSED,
PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL CLINIC AT (904) 596-2518 FOR FURTHER DIRECTION.