Sick & masking Policy - august 11, 2022
 

As state and county Covid and masking regulations / mandates/ recommendations evolve and change, we do our very best to keep up and follow those that apply to school settings. We are following the Alameda County "strong recommendation" for schools and will be masking indoors, and allowing for masks to be off or optional outdoors. Please speak to your student(s) about this updated Woodroe policy, as it will be in effect through September 9th at a minimum. Masking is optional for parents and adults dropping off and picking up students, as they are only allowed in outdoor spaces on campus, including yards and patios. At this time, we are not welcoming parents inside classrooms.

 

If we see that our campus is healthy and Covid cases are down or minimal by 9/9/22, we will be lifting our indoor masking requirement. We will support families in continuing to have their children mask up once it becomes optional indoors, as each family has their own level of comfort around masking or not within group settings. We will update all families should state or county regulations restrict or loosen. September 12th is the tentative date to shift to masks being fully optional. We will consider several factors before updating our schoolwide Covid and masking policy. An email update will be issued before September 12th to confirm lifting our indoor masking policy.

 

Covid/Sick Policy: 

 

Masks- Effective August 16th, 2022 (and superseding any previous policies, even those posted on our website), all Woodroe Woods staff and students (both Preschool and Elementary) will be masking indoors and no masking or optional masking while outdoors.

 

Covid Positive- If your student tests positive for Covid, they will be required to stay out of the program for 5 days. Day of a positive test is considered day zero(0). Upon return on the 6th day (and mostly symptom free), they will be required to mask up through day 10, including outside. If symptoms, other than fever, are not resolving, continue to isolate until symptoms are resolving or until after day 10. 

 

Covid Exposure- You will be notified of any reported Covid exposures within the program, and your child may remain in attendance if they are symptom free. We will be having them mask for 10 days, both indoors and outdoors. It is highly recommended to test your student 3-5 days after an exposure notice is received. If your child has been exposed to a Covid positive individual outside the program, you must keep them home for 24

hours of observation, to determine if symptoms arise, and then provide a negative test before returning to school.

 

Health Screening- Screen your child(ren) BEFORE arriving to the program, each family is required to screen their child to verify the child is healthy and well enough to attend a full day of school. Students will be denied entrance to school in the event that they appear unwell. Please notify Woodroe of all absences, illness, and late arrivals/pickups at info@woodroewoods.org or (510) 582-3273.

 

Experiencing Symptoms/Illness- Staying home when sick can lower the risk of spreading any infectious disease. If your child is experiencing a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea they are to stay home for a minimum of 24 hours. Once resolved for 24 hours without fever reducing medication, they can return to school with a negative Covid test emailed to us at info@woodroewoods.org before they arrive on campus.

 

Students with the following mild symptoms may attend school provided a negative test result is taken the morning of symptoms: 

Headache 

Cough  

Sore Throat

Congestion/runny nose*

Email photographic proof of the negative test. Child's name and date must be written on the test result. Children’s health will be closely monitored. If your child becomes ill while at school, we will notify you immediately and your child will need to be picked up within the hour.      

 

 *Students with allergies: Provide a current letter from your child's physician indicating current allergy and plan of action.