COVID-19 Protocols

SFOA is requiring all Teaching Artists to be fully vaccinated.

SFOA will use and layer the following CDC recommended prevention strategies throughout the summer program:

1. Handwashing and respiratory etiquette

2. Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities

3. Contact tracing in combination with isolation and quarantine

SFOA will prioritize of these prevention strategies:

1. Universal and correct use of masks will be required of students, teachers and staff. Frequent mask breaks will be scheduled throughout the day.

2. Physical distancing will be maximized to the greatest extent possible with most student engagement taking place outdoors

3. SFOA is not requiring that campers be vaccinated prior to attending camp this summer. However, we do recommend all eligible campers get vaccinated. All children old enough to attend camp are eligible to receive a vaccine.

Core principles for cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities:

SFOA will routinely clean high-touch surfaces (such as doorknobs and equipment). We will provide hand sanitizer and a hand-washing station.

Testing: Anyone exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 at school will be isolated and their parent/guardian will be immediately notified to pick them up. Anyone who comes in contact with someone exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will also be notified. Anyone displaying the following symptoms will be referred for diagnostic testing:

· A temperature is considered 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher

· Sore throat

· Cough (for students with chronic cough due to allergies or asthma, a change in their cough from baseline)

· Difficulty breathing (for students with asthma, a change from their baseline breathing)

· Diarrhea or vomiting

· New loss of taste or smell

· New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever