MAINTAINING THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL MEMBERS OF THE CSARTS-SGV COMMUNITY REMAINS OUR TOP PRIORITY

On Friday, March 12, the State of California added an additional metric under the Blueprint for a Safer Economy plan that accounts for Vaccine Equity. The inclusion of this metric resulted in the reclassification of Los Angeles County into the Red Tier, or “Substantial” category, which enables schools to safely reopen for in-person instruction with appropriate health and safety modifications.  

Assuming the COVID-19 metrics in Los Angeles County maintain or continue to improve, we anticipate being able to reopen the CSArts-SGV campus to offer in-person instruction to high school students who select the Hybrid/In-Person Learning Model as early as mid-April. We are working alongside our collective bargaining unit and our Board of Trustees to determine a reopening date and will communicate more when these details have been confirmed. 

Additional information regarding middle schools reopening for in-person academic instruction will be provided by DUSD.

We are prepared to open for hybrid/in-person instruction as soon as we are cleared by the state and local officials, so please consider preparing as necessary for that transition. Once guidelines permit and we are able to return to campus safely, Hybrid/In-Person Learning Model students will transition to a hybrid/in-person format for the remainder of their spring semester classes.

CSArts-SGV will continue to follow guidance from the CDPH and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for the safe operation of in-person learning.

COVID-19 DASHBOARD

CSArts-SGV is committed to providing accurate and transparent information regarding COVID-19 cases on our campus, while also maintaining privacy and confidentiality for our students and staff. The graphic below is an example of how data regarding active COVID-19 cases among CSArts-SGV students and staff on our campus (Hybrid/In-Person Learning Model only) will be presented. This data will be updated regularly and as cases are confirmed.

HOW AND WHEN TO REPORT COVID-19 CASES, EXPOSURE, OR SYMPTOMS

CSArts-SGV has created a COVID-19 Reporting Form to help streamline the process for our CSArts-SGV community to know how and when to report a positive COVID-19 case.

You can access the form at any time by visiting sgv.csarts.net/COVID19Report

This form is to be used by CSArts-SGV faculty, staff, and students (or parents/guardians on behalf of students) who are currently participating in the Hybrid/In-Person Learning Model. This form is also available to parents, vendors, or visitors to the CSArts-SGV campus. Please be assured that CSArts-SGV will maintain confidentiality regarding any information submitted through this form and will protect student/staff privacy following established HIPAA and FERPA protocols.

Please complete this form if you, or your student, have been on the CSArts-SGV campus and:

  • Have received a positive COVID-19 test

  • Have had a possible exposure to COVID-19

  • Are currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

Within 24 hours of completing this form, an CSArts-SGV Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) will contact you directly to begin contact tracing protocols established by the school. Please initiate self-quarantine until contacted by an CSArts-SGV LVN and further instructions are given. You may not return to the CSArts-SGV campus or interact with other CSArts-SGV students or faculty/staff members outside your immediate household during this time. If your symptoms become more severe, please seek immediate medical attention.

It is going to take a concerted effort to keep CSArts-SGV safe. Reporting positive COVID-19 tests, possible exposure to COVID-19, or COVID-19 symptoms will ensure timely notifications to individuals and our community. Additionally, accurate reporting will help slow the spread of the disease, protect our school and greater community, and support CSArts-SGV’s ability to keep our campus open for hybrid/in-person instruction.

ACCESS REPORTING FORM COVID-19 CONTACT TRACING AND NOTIFICATION PROTOCOLS

Each time CSArts-SGV is notified through the COVID-19 Reporting Form of a positive case on campus related to a student, faculty/staff member, or community member, our Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs), who are certified in contact tracing, will determine the level of exposure and initiate one or more of the following notifications.

Close Contact Notification: Close contact is defined as being exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual at a distance of less than 6 feet for more than 15 minutes within a 24-hour period. Individuals identified within this group will receive notification from an CSArts-SGV LVN via phone call AND email. The LVN will provide the individual with key instructions regarding quarantine and related health care information.

Low Risk Notification: Low risk is defined as being indirectly exposed to a COVID-19 positive individual through a shared classroom or office space. Individuals identified within this group will receive notification from an CSArts-SGV LVN via email through Aeries Communications. The notification will include health care information related to monitoring potential symptoms; however, individuals within this group are not required to quarantine as long as they remain symptom free.

General Community Notification: In addition to providing close contact and low risk notifications to individuals based on the level of exposure, CSArts-SGV will send a general community notification via email on days that positive COVID-19 cases are reported on campus. The email will only provide the number of new cases reported for that day, ensuring that all stakeholders remain informed, while also maintaining privacy and confidentiality for our students and staff. The current number of active cases will also be updated regularly on this page.

Lastly, with each confirmed positive case, the CSArts-SGV Facilities Team will be notified as well. These professionals are trained to complete a deep cleaning of any exposure area(s) and are committed to keeping the CSArts-SGV campus safe.

Please note, this notification system will officially begin once CSArts-SGV reopens for hybrid/in-person instruction and all Hybrid/In-Person Learning Model students return to campus.

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP KEEP THE CSARTS-SGV COMMUNITY SAFE?

In addition to health and safety measures taken on our campus, we encourage the CSArts-SGV community to be proactive in helping to limit the spread of COVID-19 by practicing physical distancing (staying at least six feet apart), maintaining good hygiene (hand washing), and wearing face coverings.

Important public health prevention measures include:

  • Anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should remain at home in isolation for a minimum of 10 days, plus at least 24 hours after the resolution of fever (without fever-reducing medication) and improvement of other symptoms. 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (sing the Happy Birthday song for help in timing the 20 seconds). If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol.

  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and clean your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands, to cover your coughs and sneezes.

  • Limit close contact with people who are sick, and avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes. 

  • All students and staff should wear a mask or face covering while in the educational setting.

RESOURCES & INFORMATION

Please review the following CSArts-SGV resources for additional information:

For additional questions related to COVID-19, please visit the County of Los Angeles Public Health Website.