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Policies and Procedures to Protect Students and Staff

YULA is very excited to have our students returning to Campus for the 2020-2021 School Year!
 
Our goal is to continue to provide our rigorous academic instruction and to guide our students' growth in Judaic Studies in person on Campus.
 
The Health and Safety of our community in these uncertain times will remain a primary focus of the Administration. The situation is constantly evolving and we will monitor it closely. If circumstances require a change of plans for beginning the school year we will post those changes on this page immediately.

COVID-19 COMPLIANCE TEAM

This team is responsible for establishing and enforcing all safety protocols and ensuring that staff and students receive education about COVID19.  The leaders of this team are Rochel Gargir, Director of Development & Operations (rgargir@yula.org) and Rabbi Joseph Schreiber, Principal (jschreiber@yula.org).  The Compliance Team will follow the guidelines will of state and local officials and the YULA Medical Task Force.

 

SYMPTOMS THAT DEVELOP AT SCHOOL

Students who screen positive at entry or who report symptoms at any point during the school day are given a surgical mask and accompanied to a designated isolation space where they can remain while arrangements are made for their return home. 

Parents, staff or visitors must inform the COVID-19 Compliance Team of any positive screening result in the school and will initiate the School Exposure Management Plan consistent with DPH directives.


PROTOCOLS FOLLOWING KNOWN OR SUSPECTED COVID-19 EXPOSURE

Students who have had close contact with an individual who has screened positive for COVID-19 symptoms are accompanied to a preselected quarantine space, where they will remain until arrangements are made for their return home.  Once they return home, they are instructed to self-quarantine as required by the Health Officer Order of May 1, 2020, until such time as it has been determined that the individual screening positive for COVID-19 symptoms is negative for COVID-19. (see July 1 Quarantine HOO.pdf). 

 

PROTOCOL FOLLOWING IMMEDIATE NOTIFICATION OF POSITIVE COVID19 OR POSSIBLE INFECTION

      • If notification happens while on campus, the student will be moved to a temporary on site isolation location while arrangements are being made for the student’s return to their home.  
      • Informational materials will be given to the case or appropriate family members  covering regulations governing self-isolation and links to sites with further information.
      • The School Exposure Management Plan will be initiated.
      • The school will identify persons exposed to the case at school.
      • Staff and/ or students exposed will be immediately quarantined.
      • The school will report a cluster of cases (3 or more cases within 14 days) to the Department of Health.
      • Contingency plans for full or partial closure of in-person school operations will be considered if necessary based on an outbreak in the school or community.

 

WHEN TO STAY HOME

  • If you or someone in your household has been in close contact with anyone with suspected or confirmed COVI1D-19.
  • If you or someone in your household has experienced any of the following symptoms in the past 72 hours:
      • Fever (above 100.4 or higher)
      • Coughing
      • Shortness of Breath
      • Chills
      • Sore Throat
      • Loss of taste or smell
      • Muscle or body aches without obvious explanation
      • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
      • Severe or persistent abdominal pain
      • Persisten chest pain
      • Persistent body aches without known trauma/injury
      • Congestion not related to seasonal allergies
      • Unusual fatigue
      • Headaches

 

RETURNING TO SCHOOL

If student exhibited symptoms associated with COVID-19

    • At least 10 days have passed since student first began to exhibit Symptoms Associated with COVID-19, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea AND student has been free of fever (a “fever” is defined as 100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater) for at least 72 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines AND any respiratory symptoms student exhibited have improved.
    • Student was tested for COVID-19 after student began exhibiting Symptoms Associated with COVID-19 and the test shows that student is not infected with COVID-19.  Parents must provide a copy of the viral (i.e., non-antibody) test.

 

If student tested positive for COVID-19

      • Student has not had any Symptoms Associated with COVID-19, and at least 10 days have passed since the Student’s positive COVID-19 test.
      • Student has not had any Symptoms Associated with COVID-19, and Student was subsequently tested for COVID-19 using at least two consecutive tests collected more than 24 hours apart and the tests show that Student is not infected with COVID-19.
      • Student is free of fever (a “fever” is defined as 100.4° F [37.8° C] or greater) without the use of fever-reducing medicines, any respiratory symptoms Student exhibited have improved, and Student was subsequently tested for COVID-19 using at least two consecutive tests collected more than 24 hours apart and the tests show that Student is not infected with COVID-19.
 

If student has had close contact with individual who tested positive for COVID-19

    • That student cannot return to school until 10 days have passed since student’s exposure to the individual with COVID-19 as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) and the parents complete a Student Certification to Return to school form.

 

CONTACT TRACING

The COVID-19 Compliance Team along with YULA staff member, Yossie Frankel, a trained COVID-19 contact tracer, will coordinate the contact tracing process.

 

WAIVER

Parents will be required to sign an ‘Acknowledgement & Assumption of Risk and Informed Consent for In-Person Campus Learning Agreement’ prior to their son returning to campus for in-person learning.