COVID-19 Response

2022-2023 NCCL School COVID-19 Policy

Updated COVID/Illness Policy

  1. Learning Platform: All staff and students will be completely in person, five days a week. There will be no virtual option this school year.

  2. Ventilation: Each room in the school will be equipped with a Coway air filtration unit, "capturing 99.999%* of fine airborne particles and contaminants down to 0.01 microns, smaller than most bacteria and viruses."

  3. Vaccination: The entire NCCL School staff is fully vaccinated and boosted. We strongly encourage all members of our community to get a COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC has now recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older to be vaccinated and boosted.

  4. Hand Washing: Students will have hand washing breaks built into their schedules and will also have hand sanitizer available to them at all times.

  5. Cleaning: Our contracted professional cleaning company will thoroughly clean our learning spaces and high-touch surfaces daily.

  6. COVID-19 Positive Cases: If a student tests positive for COVID-19, families should notify the school so that the associated Group Teachers can provide meaningful learning opportunities to be completed at home. Students must quarantine at home for 5 days. The day that symptoms began or day of first positive test (whichever is sooner) is considered day 0. Students may return to school if they are fever-free for 24 hrs without medication and must wear a mask for five additional days.

  7. Exposure: If you have had a household exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual then you should:

● Monitor for COVID-19 symptoms for 10 days.

● Wear a properly fitted mask for 10 days.

● Test for COVID-19 initially, at symptom onset, and 5 days from the exposure.

There is no quarantine or isolation needed if the exposed individual does not have symptoms or a positive test result.

  1. Masking: Wearing a mask is optional for students and staff. Masks are highly recommended to be worn if you are immunocompromised or at high risk for getting severely sick with flu or COVID-19.

Masks need to be worn if an individual:

  • Has been found to be positive for COVID-19 while at school, before being sent home.

  • Has had household exposure to a positive case of COVID.

  1. General Illness: If a staff member or student is feeling ill, stay home and test for COVID. As a reminder, to return to school from an illness other than COVID, children need to be free from fever, diarrhea, and vomiting for 24 hours without medication.