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COVID PROTOCOLS

On January 21, 2022, our Board of Directors met to discuss and approve our COVID-19 policies for teachers and students. We will revisit these policies to include guidelines for artists and audiences when we announce our first in-person performance.

For Speranza Teachers and Students

  1. Present proof of vaccination. Speranza will keep a record of all teachers' current vaccination cards.
     

  2. Speranza is only working with vaccinated teachers and artists.

  3. Face coverings are required while teaching a class in a school, even if it is not required by the school. Masks with exhalation valves are not allowed. Recommended masks must be a surgical mask with a cloth mask over top, KN95, or KF94 and fit snug around the face. Please contact Speranza Education Directors for masks, if needed. 

 

  1. Within classrooms maintain 3ft of physical distance to the greatest extent possible.

 

  1. If experiencing any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, loss of taste and smell, chills, shivers, myalgia (muscle pain, headache, sore throat, diarrhea) immediately contact Speranza Education Directors for further guidance.

 

  1. Stay home at least 5 full days after the onset of symptoms or if asymptomatic after the positive test. If no symptoms or symptoms are resolved in 5 days and the individual is free of fever for 24 hours, isolation ends and should wear a mask for 5 additional days, indoors and outdoors. If severe symptoms were present or if the person has a weakened immune system, the CDC and NJ DOH recommends isolation of 10 to 20 days.
     

  2. Exposure to Covid:
    COVID exposure for quarantine is defined by the CDC as having come into close contact with any person with COVID for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. This period of contagion covers the 48 hour window preceding the positive COVID test administration. If both parties are masked and at school, unvaccinated students are only designated as close contacts if within 3 feet.

 

Exposed (designated a close contact) at School if fully vaccinated OR if had COVID within the previous 3 months AND has recovered AND remains without symptoms- No quarantine is needed unless symptomatic. The CDC and NJ DOH recommends monitor for symptoms, testing 5-7 days after exposure and wearing a mask indoors in public for 14 days or until a negative result is received. Following exposure or until they get a negative result. If the exposed vaccinated individual develops ANY symptoms, they must immediately isolate and get tested for COVID.