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During the 2021 - 2022 school year, our top priority is the physical well-being of our community followed closely by a strong desire to resume ‘normal’ school life. Our policies are subject to change based on guidance from the CDC and local health officials.

Masking:
- Regardless of vaccination status, all students, faculty, staff and visitors at The Cedar School, will be required to wear face coverings indoors unless actively eating or drinking.
- Face coverings will not be required outdoors.

Social Distancing on Campus:
- Students are instructed to maintain safe distances, per the CDC guidelines, throughout the school day.
 

Symptoms and Possible Exposure:

- If an individual experiences any of the symptoms listed below and/or they have a possible exposure, they must stay home until they are fever-free without the use of medications for at least 24 hours AND present evidence of a negative PCR Covid-19 test.

Symptoms:
●  Tiredness;
●  Coughing;
●  Fever;
●  Sore Muscles;
●  New Loss of Smell or Taste;
●  Aches and Pains;
●  Nasal Congestion;
●  Runny Nose;
●  Sore Throat;
●  Nausea or vomiting;
●  Diarrhea; or
●  Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Exposure Protocol

- If a student or staff member is potentially exposed to someone positive or suspected of having Covid-19 while off campus they must get tested 3-5 days after exposure and remain off-campus until they receive a negative test result.

- If parents are unsure if a student is considered a close contact, they must consult with the school before returning to campus.

Communications about Covid-19
While withholding any personal or identifying information, the school will:
- Immediately notify all families in the event of a positive case of Covid-19 on campus.

- Notify families if your child is considered a close contact of someone with an exposure or positive Covid-19 case.
 

Visitors
- Visitors will be allowed on campus by invitation. All visitors will be required to wear a mask when in the building.
 

Unvaccinated Policy

- If an unvaccinated community member is in close contact of someone positive or suspected of having Covid-19, on or off campus, indoors or outdoors, with or without facial coverings, they must:

Quarantine for 14 days AND provide proof of a negative PCR test after the 14-day quarantine.