Air Cleaning & Purification
We have made significant infrastructure investments to the HVAC system, including additional HVAC improvements such as installing MERV-13 filters. We also added a UV air purification system and added HEPA filters to all of our classrooms, enabling us to reach at least six exchanges per hour in all educational spaces.
Classroom windows are also kept open as much as possible to ensure ongoing fresh air in each room.
Cleaning & Hygiene
Teachers help students develop healthy habits by creating routines around frequent handwashing throughout the day, including upon arrival at school, before eating food, after using the bathroom, and after re-entering the building, as well as before and after each activity.
We have installed additional hand sanitizer dispensers in each classroom and throughout our hallways as well as touch-free hand soap dispensers and faucets where needed.
We require all staff, students, and visitors across our programs to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including having the COVID-19 booster if eligible, or have an approved exemption in place.
Our attendance and sick policies include protocols in cases where a child or family member may have symptoms of or may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus. In these cases, we use antigen testing to identify potential cases of COVID-19 as quickly as possible.
Positive Case Response and Testing
If a case arises in our building, that person is isolated as quickly as possible. We also require antigen testing requirements in place to protect others who may have been exposed to the virus while keeping students in school as much as possible.