Sunday, March 13, 2022

Big Changes in Covid Safety Rules!


No Mask Requirement!  Facial coverings are no longer mandated for any member of the school community whether indoors or outdoors.  This is the guidance from the California Department of  Public Health.   However OSHA continues to recommend masking and some organizations in the county are using the OSHA Guidelines.  At La Vida, masks will not be required and individuals may choose to wear them if they feel more comfortable. 

Another Change is the Daily Health Screening for onsite is no longer required.  It will be removed from Parent Square this week.  This practice helped during the post winter break surge when there was at least a case a day of exposure or even contraction of Covid 19.  That situation has been radically reduced at La Vida to one or two cases over a month. The school will continue to monitor the larger picture and could bring the screening back if there is another surge.  Thank you to all of you who participated. 

New Quarantine Protocols from the California Department of Public Health, CHDP:  Quarantine period is now ends at 10 days. If child feels sick and has been exposed, they can return when they feel well with no fever for 24 hours, after day 6-10.  Sick students should quarantine for a minimum of 5 days and can test on day 5.  If test is negative they can return on day 6 OR return when feeling well with no fever for 24 hours on day 6 or after.  Facial coverings are recommended for those students who were sick and are returning to school before day 11.

Exposed Students who do not become ill or have had Covid 19 in the past 90 days may return to school the day after exposure, ONLY if they feel well and have no fever.  However to be prudent,  it is recommended that exposed students  stay home for 5 days after exposure to make sure symptoms do

not develop and spread.  Testing is recommended on day 5 to return on day 6.  Exposure means and individual or group that have spent 15 minutes over a 24 hour period , indoors, within six feet of a person with Covid 19.

Please notify the school office if your child has been exposed or is sick.  1-707-459-6344

Prevention protocols will continue such as:  hand washing,  daily work area disinfection,  maintaining air flow indoors, utilizing outdoor workspaces, and maintain social distancing as appropriate.

Vaccine mandates remain in place for school staff and parent volunteers.  Weekly testing is required for those not vaccinated.  Until this mandate is lifted, the school is not utilizing parents to volunteer in the classroom or on field trips etc.  Parents can still contribute to their 2 hour per month  volunteer quota by donating classroom snack or supplies.  Remember to write down contributions in the green binder in the kitchen.  Thanks so much, the donations have a wonderful rippling effect.


Everyone’s conscientiousness to maintain health and safety for all during this difficult time has been amazing, Thank you.