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Adam Eilath

Dear Parents, 

This communication outlines updates to our Health and Safety protocol and a reminder about student testing. 

New Guidelines for Air Travel
The CDC and the California Department of Public Health recently revised their guidance around air travel. In light of data coming out that supports that vaccinated individuals do not have a high likelihood of transmitting the disease, our Health and Safety Committee has advised that we adopt these new guidelines into our Health and Safety protocols. 

Please review the scenarios below: 

  • Fully vaccinated individuals do not have to quarantine post air travel. 
  • If an unvaccinated student is a close contact of a fully vaccinated individual who has traveled domestically by air, the student does not need to quarantine. 
  • If an unvaccinated student is within close contact of an unvaccinated individual who has traveled domestically by air within the past 7 days, the student needs to quarantine for 7 days and test 3-5 days after initial contact, or return on-campus after 10 days with no test. 
  • If an unvaccinated student travels by air, the student needs to quarantine for 7 days and test 3-5 days after initial contact, or return on-campus after 10 days with no test. 
  • For international travel by a fully vaccinated individual in your household or a fully vaccinated close contact, please review the current CDC guidelines

In all of these scenarios, we ask that you consider self-quarantine if you or a close contact has traveled from a high-risk area (domestic or international).  Along with all of these changes, we urge families to continue following all CDC guidelines which still include limiting gatherings, mask wearing and social distancing. 

Guidance for Social Distancing within the Classroom
The CDC also released new guidance for physical distancing within the classroom setting. When universal masking is in effect, at least 3 feet social distancing should be maintained. We do not plan to communicate this change to students at this point in the year.

Third Party Testing
Finally, no home tests are allowed for student testing and student testing must be done with a third party vendor. The science does not currently show that the efficacy of these tests are sufficient for asymptomatic cases and routine testing.

We appreciate your continued vigilance around these issues as we near the end of this academic year. 

In partnership, 
Adam Eilath