COVID-19 Prevention & Preparation
UPDATE: California to Require COVID-19 Vaccines for all Students
Inspire parents and guardians, we want you to be aware that the state of California will be mandating COVID-19 vaccines for all K-12 students and school staff. This article in EdSource outlines the details. Here’s what we know at this moment:
- The mandate applies to all students in kindergarten through 12th grade in public, charter and private schools, and all school employees.
- The law will not go into effect until the FDA approves the vaccine for each age group, and will begin either on January 1 or July 1 after approval.
- Covid vaccines will be among the roster of 10 other vaccinations, such as polio, mumps and tetanus, that the state requires students to receive before starting school.
- The mandate allows exemptions for medical, religious or personal reasons.
Students who opt-out of the Covid vaccine will not be allowed to attend school in person, but they can enroll in independent study.
It’s important to note that schools cannot make decisions about vaccine mandates at the local level, and that Inspire will need to comply with state public health requirements. We will update you as we learn more. In the meantime, if you have questions, you can contact Becky Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated October 22, 2021
COVID-19 Operations Written Report
2021 COVID-19 Checklist
2021 COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist
COVID-19 Prevention Program
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has published COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 Schools in the 2021-22 School Year. As you continue to make decisions about your child’s learning, we want to be sure to keep you informed. The following is a summary of Inspire’s COVID protocols, in alignment with CDPH.
- Masks are required for everyone indoors while students are present. Mask mandates are enforced consistently.
- Classrooms are cleaned regularly.
- Ventilation is a key component of a safe and healthy classroom environment. Inspire’s HVAC systems are installed with hospital-grade MERV-13 filters.
- Students are expected to wash their hands frequently and to use hand sanitizer when entering or leaving the classroom.
- Students experiencing symptoms of COVID should not come to school.
- School employees must provide proof of vaccination or agree to be tested weekly.
- Vaccination for COVID-19 has been proven to be a safe and effective strategy for keeping students safe on campus. We strongly encourage Inspire families to seek vaccination for their students.
Updated September 20, 2021
Prevention & Preparation Begins at Home
Campus health and wellness begins at home! We’re all doing our part to keep Inspire safe– please review the guidelines Butte County Public Health (BCPH) developed to assist parents in determining when students should be kept home. Please note that wellness checks should be performed daily, prior to coming to campus.
Daily Wellness Checklist:
- Temperatures must be under 100.4 without the use of fever-reducing medication (Tylenol, Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, etc.) for 24 hours prior to attending school.
- Temperature checks should be performed daily.
- Screen your child consistently for potential COVID-19 symptoms or exposures utilizing the student symptom decision tree.
We are following the California Department of Public Health’s quarantine recommendations for staff and students. These vary widely depending on whether the person is symptomatic or asymptomatic, vaccinated or unvaccinated, masked or unmasked. Please see the links below for details.