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

On Monday, July 12, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updated the COVID-19 guidance and requirements for K-12 schools, and on Tuesday, July 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their guidance for schools.

The foundational principle of the CDPH guidance is that all students must have access to safe and full in-person instruction and to as much instructional time as possible. As such, in-person instruction can occur at CSArts-SGV without physical distancing so long as universal masking is in place. When students are present at school, students and staff are required to wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Vaccinated individuals are permitted to be maskless when outside.

The health and safety of our students, staff, and community remain at the forefront of our efforts. We remain committed to providing a safe learning environment and will continue to utilize proven COVID-19 prevention strategies, which include:

  • Daily self-screening procedures and temperature checks for staff and students prior to coming to school.

  • Stringent cleaning and sanitization procedures with frequent sanitation of high-touch areas.

  • Frequent hand washing and sanitation stations.

  • Air purifiers in all classrooms and offices.

  • Upgraded MERV 13 air filters.

  • Onsite vaccination clinics and testing.

Our emergency conditions plan and safe reopening plan have been approved by the state. CSArts-SGV’s instructional model will return to full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. If your student has unique needs that prevent them from being able to participate in full-time, in-person instruction, please contact Student Services at student.services@sgv.csarts.net.

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 and will inform our community of any changes.

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 reports active COVID-19 cases among CSArts-SGV students and staff on our campus. 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 all CSArts-SGV faculty and staff. 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, and explain any self-quarantine or modified quarantine requirements, as detailed by the California Department of Public Health. 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.

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 a 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.

Returning to campus

In accordance with Assembly Bill 856, Pupil Health: COVID-19 Youth Health Information Act, CSArts-SGV is committed to supporting our students’ safe return to exercise and physical activity after exhibiting signs or symptoms of, or testing positive for, COVID-19. To speak to a member of the CSArts-SGV Administrative Team about this topic, please email administration@sgv.csarts.net.

Weekly on-site covid-19 testing

CSArts-SGV is proud to offer weekly COVID-19 testing for all faculty, staff, students and families as an extra health and safety resource. The free weekly testing clinics are conducted on the CSArts-SGV campus on Mondays, from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. When a holiday falls on Monday, the weekly testing will be held on Tuesday of that week. These are drive-through style clinics (though walk-ups are welcome) located in the parking lot off Highland Avenue. 

The process requires a one-time registration. After an individual has registered, no appointment is necessary. Please click here to visit the registration website and learn more about the process.

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 maintaining good hygiene (hand washing), properly wearing face coverings in accordance with CDPH guidance, and getting vaccinated.

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 maintaining good hygiene (hand washing), wearing face coverings properly and in accordance with CDPH guidance, and getting vaccinated.

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.

To view the reopening plan from the 2020-2021 school year, please click here.