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Covid-19 Response

Communication Protocol:
RHLS follows all OCDPH, CDPH, CDC and HIPAA guidelines when it comes to communicating to families about regular COVID protocols and when a COVID incident happens on campus. Private individual communication regarding direct and indirect exposure will come from School officials and / or the HR Administrator. In addition, general campus-wide communication for guidelines, openings, changes to protocols, etc. will come from either the school nurse, HR Administrator, or School Principal.

To clarify, affected individuals/cohorts will receive a RHLS email that will include instructions for self isolation, quarantine or continue to monitor for symptoms.  Families of students who are not affected will not receive the emailed letter and no action will be required.

Should you have questions please don't hesitate to call the office or email Allison Hunter, School Nurse, to get accurate and current information. I am here to help answer any questions you should have.

Allison Hunter, BSN, RN, PHN
nurse@redhillschool.org
School Nurse
Red Hill Lutheran School
714-544-3132 x117
 
Reporting Instructions and What Families Can Do to Limit the Spread:
If a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results, please keep your child at home and notify the school. If your child has any symptoms associated with the coronavirus, make sure they stay home and get tested if necessary. Anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should remain at home in isolation for a minimum of 10 days plus at least 24 hours after the resolution of fever (without fever-reducing medication) and improvement of other symptoms. It will take a concerted effort to keep the students, staff and families safe.

In addition to health and safety measures taken on campuses, we encourage families to be proactive and to reinforce the importance of handwashing, physical distancing and face coverings to limit the spread of the coronavirus. RHLS will maintain confidentiality and protect student privacy, following all HIPPA protocols.
 
Red Hill Lutheran Schools (RHLS) current COVID Safety Plan as required by California Department of Public Health and Orange County Health Officer

Masking Requirements: Masks are required for all individuals in the following indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status:

• On public transit[1] (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
• Indoors in K-12 schools[2], childcare[3]
• Emergency shelters[4] and cooling centers[5]
 
Follow Up Letter from CDPH dated August 23, 2021: Requirement for Universal Masking Indoors at K-12 Schools https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Requirement-for-Universal-Masking-Indoors-at-k-12-Schools.aspx

Orange County, CA Health Officer Order:
https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/article/oc-health-officers-orders-recommendations :

Masking Requirements: Masks are required for all individuals in the following indoor settings,
regardless of vaccination status:
• On public transit (examples: airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, and ride-shares) and in transportation hubs (examples: airport, bus terminal, marina, train station, seaport or other port, subway station, or any other area that provides transportation)
• Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare
• Emergency shelters [4] and cooling centers

Teachers perform morning wellness checks with students including temperature checks on students prior to starting the school day. Students that have symptoms are sent to the office/school nurse for further evaluation. If necessary parents are contacted to pick up their child and follow the guidance provided by our school nurse.

Parents are not allowed on campus except outside during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up
times.
 
We will do our best to have all students and staff members in compliance and follow our student disciplinary policies and guidelines as provided in the 21-22 Parent-Student Handbook (pgs 33-34), as well as classroom management policies (pgs 26-27) and the EAGLES Behavior Expectations (pgs 22-23) in this regard.
 
Resources and Information:
For additional questions about the coronavirus, visit the Orange County Health Care Agency website, https://occovid19.ochealthinfo.com/ or call the 24/7 Nurse line at 1-844-GET-CHOC.