Last updated January 12, 2022
All students and adults are required to wear masks while indoors, regardless of vaccination status. Students and staff may remove masks for food consumption while indoors but must increase their physical distancing from 3 feet to 6 feet while unmasked. When students and staff are outdoors, mask wearing is optional.
In the past, we have required cloth masks only. This year, we will also allow disposable masks, but we ask that they be two or three-ply (no single-ply disposable masks) and have no valves. N95 masks are not permitted as they require special fitting that the school cannot administer. We recommend disposable masks that are KN95 or surgical quality and reserve the right to check the quality of any disposable masks and to require a different kind of mask if they do not meet the criteria. Students may still wear cloth masks, so long as they are tight fitting, cover the nose and mouth, and are of a suitable fabric.
Per the new CDC guidance, we are employing 3 feet of distance indoors when students are stationary and masked. We will encourage students and faculty to be outside whenever possible.
We provide handwashing stations for students indoors and outdoors, and hand sanitizer will be offered to all students on a regular basis in all classrooms. We will be adjusting our practices regarding shared materials and spaces to align with current guidance and more information will be forthcoming soon.
Travel and Quarantine
We will follow the CDC recommendations for travel and quarantine. If you are unvaccinated, we require a 5-day quarantine following travel, and proof of a negative COVID test at least 3 days after travel, in order to return to campus. Without a test, the quarantine period is 10 days.
If you are a fully-vaccinated individual, we require proof of vaccination to be kept on file to avoid imposed quarantines following travel or instances of a direct exposure. Proof of a negative COVID test after travel is required in order to return to campus. You should always monitor for symptoms, and stay home if you are experiencing illness, even if fully vaccinated.
Free testing on-site at CWA is available through our optional testing program (enroll using consent forms in Magnus Health).
Morning Check-ins and Health Questions
We are no longer conducting health screenings of students each morning, but we are requiring that families implement home-based symptoms screenings that we will verify verbally upon drop-off. Personnel will meet families in the car lane and ask if the health screening has been completed. Families should remain in their cars for drop-off and pick-up unless otherwise notified.
Proof of Vaccination
Employees are required, as a condition of employment, to share proof of vaccination with Human Resources. Vendors and volunteers also must show proof of vaccination prior to arrival on campus.
Proof of vaccination should be shared with Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students who are eligible and have opted to receive the vaccine should provide proof of vaccination by uploading documents to their Magnus immunization record in order to avoid quarantines and other limitations in activities. We are not requiring vaccines for students at this time, but strongly encourage you to consider it. We may see a vaccine mandate for students in the coming year. Please be advised, that if it is a requirement from the State, we will be required to enforce it.
We require testing for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 for more than a 24-hour period that cannot be otherwise explained by an alternative diagnosis (known allergies, for example). We also require testing following a direct exposure regardless of vaccination status or in instances of travel as a condition to return to our campus. Please note that all testing outcomes are to be taken seriously and reported. Failure to report testing outcomes, conceal testing or testing outcomes, or false reporting of outcomes may result in severe consequences up to and including expulsion from school or termination of employment. We take each incident on a case-by-case basis to understand context and consult guidance, but this is a crucial mitigation strategy and we require transparency, truth, and compliance.
We will require regular testing in order for students and employees to participate in some activities and programs this year. Students and employees who refuse to take a COVID-19 test, or who receive a positive test result, will not be able to participate in these activities. You will be notified if this is a requirement of your student’s activities. Testing at no cost is available at CWA for students who experience direct contact or symptoms on campus (enroll using consent forms in Magnus).
At-home tests are not accepted as proof of negative COVID-19 status.