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FAQs for Students & Staff

  • CSD staff will self-screen every morning for COVID-19 symptoms via CSD website or CSD intranet.

  • Day students will be screened by families using PowerSchool portal before they arrive.

  • Student Life staff will monitor residential students each morning for symptoms.
  • Everyone 2 years of age and older must continue to wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status, in indoor public settings and businesses.

  • In California, some people should not wear a mask, such as children younger than 2 and people with certain medical conditions or disabilities which you can learn more
  • Students will maintain physical distancing during meal times. In addition, CSD will have clear barriers in place to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

  • Currently, there are no capacity restrictions but CSD will continue encourage physical distancing, when possible.
  • CSD students and staff are encouraged to regularly wash their hands for 20 seconds using water and soap or use hand sanitizer throughout the day.

  • At a minimum:
    • Students and staff should wash their hands before and after eating

    • After sneezing and/or coughing

  • Students and staff are encourage to cover their coughs and/or sneezes.

  • Replacement masks are available, if needed
  • High touch surfaces such as desk tops, door knobs, railings, and restrooms will be cleaned throughout the day and all additional areas throughout the campus on a routine basis.

  • If a positive case of COVID-19 is identified on campus areas impacted will be cleaned and disinfected.

  • Campus water fountains will remain closed until further notice.
  • If a student receives a positive test while at CSD, their family will be contacted to pick up their child(ren).

  • In addition, CSD will report the positive test to the local health department.
  • If a positive case of COVID-19 is identified in a CSD student or employee, who has recently been on cam-pus, close contacts will be identified and notified.

  • When identified as a close contact, quarantine will be required for 7-10 days for unvaccinated individuals.

  • If the person is vaccinated, they will monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and resume their schedule as usual. Vaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks and self-monitor for additional symptoms, if any.

  • In accordance with ACPHD guidelines, any positive cases at CSD, will be reported to the local health department.
  • Day students will be tested at home before attending CSD on Mondays and Thursdays.

  • Cottage students will be tested on Sundays and Wednesdays.

  • CSD Staff will receive testing kits and will be required to test twice a week for unvaccinated employees.

  • CSD Staff who have been vaccinated will test as needed.
  • CSD will follow the best practices as outlined by CDPH for public transportation.

  • Students will wear face coverings when using forms of public transportation, including CSD vehicles.

  • In addition, CSD will clean vehicles on a regular basis. Students and staff will be encouraged to wash their hands after using transportation to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Students may remove their face coverings in their room, pod area and restroom in their cottage.

  • CSD will adhere to CDPH’s Guidance for the 21-22 School Year, which includes recommending vaccinations, conducting regular testing and practicing safe hygiene in addition to face coverings when outside of the student’s pod.
  • The dining hall has installed dividers at each table in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

  • Students are seated in a manner which allows for a minimum of 6 feet at meal times.

  • In addition, CSD Janitorial Services conducts daily cleaning in the dining hall.
  • After school activities will continue as scheduled.
  • At this time, CSD will reduce the number of visitors to only essential visitors and that includes families.

  • Families must check in with their child’s department or cottage.

  • All visitors over the age of 2 must have a face covering/mask while visiting. See CDPH guidance for masking exemptions.

The above information includes recently updated guidance from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The following is a summary of CSD’s COVID-19 Safety Plan (CSP). The goal of this plan is to promote the health and safety of students and employees during the 21-22 school year. We recognize that some of our students have underlying medical conditions and encourage families to consult with their student’s healthcare providers as needed with regard to health and safety protocols and sub-mit medical documentation of the need for any special accommodations.
CSD will continue to participate in weekly updates from Alameda County Public Health Department and will communicate any changes to this FAQ as needed.