Updated: Apr 29, 2022
Vaccinations for Staff: All Sonoma Academy employees, subs, coaches, and tutors are required to be fully updated (boosted).
Vaccinations for Students: All students will be required to be fully vaccinated if mandated by the state (semester following full FDA approval for all high school aged students). We highly encourage all students to get boosters.
Surveillance Testing: SA conducts weekly pooled PCR testing for all students and staffulty. As needed, we will conduct additional rounds of surveillance testing with rapid tests.
Masking: Masks are strongly recommended for everyone while indoors. Masks are optional while outdoors.
Distancing: There are no distancing requirements but spacing, especially while unmasked outside or for classroom seating, is highly encouraged.
Shared Objects: There are no restrictions on the sharing of objects but washing or disinfecting hands prior to use is highly recommended.
Food Service and Eating: Food service is operating fully without restrictions.
Visitors: We strongly recommend that visitors are boosted or test prior to arrival. Please submit proof of vaccination or test results using this form
Field trips: Field trips are allowed on an ad-hoc basis pending approval of Covid protocols.
Weight Room/Dance Studio/Gym: Closed except during exploratory for a specific supervised PE or for after school sports practice. Equipment is not to be taken out for use during lunch or other free periods.
Locker room: The locker rooms will be open at specific times for in season athletes only.
Cleaning: Sonoma Academy is cleaned daily. If anyone is diagnosed with Covid the spaces they occupied will be thoroughly disinfected.
Cohorting: We will not be cohorting or segregating students into stable groups.
Unsupervised Time on Campus: Students are permitted to arrive on campus early or stay on campus after the school day is over if they follow all other Covid rules.
Sick Protocol: Please stay home when sick! It is not permitted to come to campus if you're experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Seek emergency medical attention if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
Inability to wake or stay awake
Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone
Note: Work from sick absences may be made up and will not penalize grades.
Return to campus: If anyone experiences the above symptoms, they may return to campus once they have received a negative Covid test and are symptom-free and at least 24 hours have passed since the resolution of a fever without the use of fever reducing medications or a healthcare provider has confirmed an alternative named diagnosis or at least 10 days have passed since symptom onset.
Ill on campus: If anyone begins to feel ill while on campus alert the Covid Coordinator directly, through a teacher, or through Cassandra at the front desk. An ill person will be separated from others on campus and then sent home to isolate and get tested. If severe symptoms are present an ambulance will be called for emergency medical attention.
Vaccinated/Fully Updated Travel: Permitted. If you develop any Covid symptoms please isolate and get tested.
Unvaccinated Travel: Permitted but if possible please postpone travel until after you’re fully vaccinated.
If you are going to travel we strongly recommend:
Before you leave: get tested within 72 hours of departure.
While you’re traveling: wear a mask during travel and in public upon arrival, avoid crowds, follow good hand hygiene practices.
After your return: get tested 3-5 days after arrival and quarantine for 7 days. If you don’t get tested, quarantine for 10 days.
Holidays: We recommend keeping holiday gatherings small, short, and outdoors unless everyone is fully vaccinated. If indoors, ventilate well, mask when unable to distance, or around older individuals or those with medical conditions. Isolate if symptomatic and get tested if you have Covid symptoms.
Busing: Face masks are strongly recommended for everyone while on a Sonoma Academy bus or in a van.