If an Employee or student tests positive for COVID-19, school administrative staff will immediately contact local health officials and public health department, as well as exposed staff and families while maintaining confidentiality of medical information.
Employees are expected to notify school administrative staff of any exposure or illness as soon as possible. Employees will be required, at minimum, to self-quarantine for 14 days from the date of last exposure prior to returning to campus. Testing will be recommended but a negative test will not expedite the 14 day quarantine period. If an Employee elects to do so, the Employer will pay for COVID-19 testing for exposed employees. In the event that a student or staff has symptoms of COVID-19 but tests negative for COVID-19, the student or staff member may return to school 3 days after the symptoms resolve.
Employees who are required to self-quarantine may be eligible for Family and Medical Leave. Valley Torah High School permits employees to use accrued paid annual leave and sick leave in lieu of Family and Medical Leave but requires Employees to take said leave once all accrued time is exhausted. If you believe you may need family and medical leave, please contact school administrative staff immediately.
Any classrooms which were visited by an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 will be immediately closed off and disinfected until the next day. The classroom must be disinfected prior to anyone entering into the space. Additionally, any primary spaces where the positive individual was will be disinfected prior to the next scheduled school day.
If a student or instructor tests positive for COVID-19, the entire classroom must self-quarantine and must not return to campus for 14 days from symptom onset, test date, or from the last date that the case was present at school with the infected individual. If more than 5% of the student population contracts COVID-19, the camp and school will be shut down for a period of 14 days. During that period, the school will continue education by distanced electronic learning. School will resume and the campus may reopen after 14 days have passed and after appropriate cleaning and disinfection of the entire campus has occurred.
** An “exposure” occurs when a person is within 6 feet of an individual who has tested positive for more than 15 minutes. In some situations, it may be difficult to determine whether individuals have met this criterion and an entire classroom or other group may need to be considered exposed, particularly if people have spent time together indoors.