Last Updated: September 2, 2021
The health and safety of our students and community members is of the utmost importance to Country Day. It is important for each of us to take steps to protect those who are at the most risk of serious illness or death related to COVID-19.
Below is the current status of Country Day’s response to the coronavirus. Parents also may review additional information and resources on our COVID-19 resources board in CavNET, our parent/student portal.
2021-22 School Year
Country Day plans to host in-person classes five days per week for all students PK-12 during the 2021-22 school year. Our calendar, schedule, and program will closely resemble the pre-pandemic “normal” operation, with the continuation of a number of health and safety measures.
Country Day will continue to enforce masking indoors and in most outdoor areas on campus. Face coverings may not be required in some outdoor settings where supervision and distancing is possible such as P.E. or athletics.
Vaccination for all eligible students and employees is strongly recommended. However, no vaccine is approved yet for children under 12, and CA has not made it a requirement for students to attend school.
Physical distancing is no longer required by the state for indoor settings when masked but physical distancing will be encouraged, whenever practicable.
Country Day will continue to conduct mandatory school-sponsored PCR COVID-19 testing every two weeks for all individuals regardless of vaccination status. We will reexamine the policy once we have testing data to evaluate conditions on campus.
Country Day will not run a full-scale optional remote learning program, but we will continue to support students with a medical need for accommodation and any student who is required to quarantine due to illness or exposure.
The school will also continue to utilize other layers of transmission mitigation that are currently in place.
Health and Safety Modifications for In-Person Learning
Country Day is confident that our COVID-19 policies provide a strong plan to protect our families, faculty, and staff. The policies and procedures were crafted with the input of Sacramento County Health Department and Country Day parents in the medical field and adhere to health and safety guidance by the CDC, the state of California, and the county.
2021-22 COVID-19 modifications include:
- Face coverings indoors and most outdoor settings
- Physical distancing, when practicable
- Health screening before entering campus for all employees, visitors, and students
- Mandatory COVID-19 Testing for employees and students on campus
- Enhanced campus cleaning
- IQAir purifiers to every classroom on campus
- MERV 13 filters in all of our HVAC units
- Plexiglass barriers in common areas
- Hand sanitizer stations throughout campus
- Limiting campus visitors
- Staff training in contact tracing
Policies and Guidance
- COVID-19 Policies and Procedures for 2021-22
- CDPH Guidance for Schools (August 2, 2021)
- CPHH Supplemental Guidance for Schools (August 29, 2021)
- CDPH Requirement for Universal Masking Indoors at K-12 Schools
- Sacramento Country Guidance for Schools
- CDC Guidance for Schools
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