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Covid-19

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As the world continues to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, The Long Ridge School will continue to make reducing the spread of the virus a top priority. It is the intention of the School to offer 100% in-person instruction for all students every day. To do so, the School will conform to all applicable laws and Executive Orders and be guided by recommendations and expectations from the State of Connecticut, the Department of Health, and the Office of Early Childhood, as applicable.

Covid-19 Health & Safety Plan

Health and Safety Procedures for Covid-19

Covid-19 Illness or Exposure

 

Covid-19—Positive Student or Personnel

Option 1:

 

  • Isolate for 5 days*
  • Perform a rapid antigen test on Day 6
  • Return to school only if rapid antigen test is negative
    • Wear KN95, N95, or KF94 mask indoors and outdoors through Day 10
  • Continue to isolate if rapid antigen test is positive

Option 2:

 

  • Isolate for 10 days
  • Return to school on Day 11

 

* The isolation period for Beginners and Nursery students remains at 10 days due to the difficulty in wearing masks appropriately at all times around others through Day 10.

Covid-19 Exposure

For an in-school exposure, all students and personnel identified as a close contact will be provided a rapid antigen test by the school.

From Outside of the Household

Who can come to school:

 

  • Fully vaccinated individuals (two doses plus two weeks following the second dose) who are asymptomatic and test negative with a rapid antigen test
  • Students who have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 90 days

Who must quarantine:

 

  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated (two doses plus two weeks following second dose) must:
    • Quarantine for a full five days after exposure (day of exposure is Day 0)
    • Perform Covid-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen) on Day 5
    • Return to school on Day 6 only if test is negative and asymptomatic
    • Wear KN95, N95, or KF94 mask indoors and outdoors through Day 10
From Within the Household

Who can come to school:

 

  • Students who have recovered from Covid-19 within the last 90 days

 

Who must quarantine:

 

  • Fully vaccinated individuals (two doses plus two weeks following second dose)
    • Quarantine at home for a full three days after last exposure
    • Perform a Covid-19 test (rapid antigen test acceptable) on Day 3 or after
    • Return to school if test results are negative and asymptomatic
    • Wear KN95, N95, or KF94 mask indoors and outdoors through Day 10

 

  • Individuals who are not fully vaccinated (two doses plus two weeks following second dose)
    • Quarantine for a full five days after last exposure (day of exposure is Day 0)
    • Perform Covid test (PCR or rapid antigen) on Day 5
    • Return to school on Day 6 only if test is negative
    • Wear KN95, N95, or KF94 mask indoors and outdoors through Day 10

Remote Instruction:

 

Remote instruction will be provided for students who

  • Must be in isolation due to a confirmed Covid-19 infection
  • Must quarantine due to close contact with a confirmed case
  • Live with family members who have documented an unusual vulnerability to Covid-19

Remote instruction will also be provided if there is an order issued at some point during the remainder of the 2021–2022 school year that requires schools or district closures pursuant an emergency declaration.

Sick Policy

Students or school personnel experiencing ANY of these symptoms will stay home and consult with their physician:

 

  • Fever (100°F or above) or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

A doctor’s note and/or a negative Covid-19 test* (as decided by your doctor) is required for all returning students and school personnel, and symptoms must be significantly improved or improving.

 

*Just a negative Covid-19 test is acceptable with no doctor’s visit.

Travel Policy

“Travel” refers to staying more than 24 hours in a place other than your home. It does not include commuting to work. The travel policy applies to all students and school personnel.

Travel by Car:

We recognize that driving to a second home, an Airbnb, or a hotel in another state is just as risky as being in our hometowns. Therefore, in instances like these, we ask you to continue to use all mitigation strategies you use here: masking indoors or outdoors within crowds, good hand hygiene, and social distancing.

Travel by Plane, Train, or Bus:

All individuals traveling internationally or domestically using public transportation such as airplanes, trains, or buses are required to follow CDC guidance.

All Travelers:

While you are traveling:

 

  • Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol).

After you travel:

 

  • Self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for a full 10 days.
Unvaccinated Travelers:

After you travel:

 

  • Get tested with a viral test 3–5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 5 days after travel.
International Travelers:

Vaccinated Individuals:

 

  • Share your negative test results required to travel into the USA with the school. The test must be taken within 1 day of travel. No quarantine is required.

Unvaccinated Individuals:

 

  • Share your negative test results required to travel into the USA and submit results of a second test (PCR or rapid antigen) taken 3–5 after returning to the USA. Students should stay out of school until negative results are received.

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