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COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

To view Crossroads’ COVID-19 Positive Case and Exposure Protocols, click here.

To view a PDF-version of our COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols
(also outlined below), click here.
VACCINATION

Requirements: The vaccine is required for all employees and eligible students (age 5 and up) unless the individual has an approved exemption. Employees’ up-to-date vaccine cards should be submitted to the medical assistant; students’ up-to-date vaccine cards should be uploaded to their Magnus Health account. View tutorials on uploading your child’s card on your phone or your computer.
  • Students 16 and older and employees who received their last dose July 1, 2021, or earlier must receive their booster shot by Friday, Jan. 21, 2022.
  • Students 16 and older and employees whose last dose was July 2, 2021, or later must receive their booster shot within 30 days after they have been fully vaccinated for six months.
  • Students 12 and under must receive their first vaccine dose by Friday, Jan. 21, 2022
Status: 98% of our employees are fully vaccinated; 99% of our students age 12 and up are fully vaccinated. Data for students age 5-11 will be published in February.



TESTING

Surveillance Testing
  • Frequency (K-12 Students): As of January 3, 2022, the frequency and requirements of surveillance testing has changed. Testing twice weekly is required for students.
    • Test 1: All students must take a PCR test on Saturdays OR an antigen test Monday mornings (or the first day of school that week). If PCR test results are not received before the student’s return to school, the student should take an antigen test the morning of their return. Positive results of PCR tests taken on campus will be reported to the school nurse. Compliance of testing will be asked in the screening questions.
    • Test 2: All students must take a PCR test during the week. Positive results of PCR tests taken on campus will be reported to the school nurse.
      • Elementary School Students: Testing will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as part of their regular school day.
        • Parents can access their child’s results for tests conducted on campus by creating a Care Evolve account through PathMD Labs. Please email Allan Ortiz at PathMD for assistance in setting up an account.
        • If a child is absent during their scheduled test day, they will need to test remotely and send their PCR test results in to Interim Head of Elementary School Sasha Moore and K-12 Nurse Coordinator Paula Rickey prior to their arrival the next week.
      • Middle and Upper School Students: Testing will take place Tuesday-Thursday (8-5:30 p.m.) and Fridays (8-4 p.m.) at the Regalado nurse’s office during free periods, snack, lunch or after school.
          • Students must have an appointment to get tested on school days. Book an appointment.
          • Students will not be accompanied or reminded to get tested.
          • Appointment availability closes at noon on the previous day.
          • Results are delivered to the student’s Care Evolve account.
  • Frequency (Employees): As of January 3, 2022, employees must take a PCR test on campus at least once a week. Testing will take place Tuesday-Thursday (8-5:30 p.m.) and Fridays (8-4 p.m.) at the Regalado nurse’s office. Positive results of PCR tests taken on campus will be reported to the school nurse. Book an appointment.

Reactive Testing
  • Any time a student or employee exhibits a new onset of symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they are required to stay home.
  • They must be tested with a PCR-based test, and self-isolate until negative test results are received.
  • If a student develops symptoms at school, they will be assessed by the nurse and sent home. Email notifications will inform parents and deans that the child is to be tested prior to returning to campus.

Additional Testing Options:
  • Crossroads Drive-Thru Student Testing with PathMD (1736 22nd St., Santa Monica, CA 90404) // Saturdays // 8 a.m.-1 p.m. // Book an appointment.
  • PathMD Lab (8158 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90048) // Monday-Friday // Multiple times available. // Book an appointment.
  • 911 COVID Testing (Multiple locations) // Daily // Multiple times available. // Book an appointment.
  • SoCal Diagnostic (1003 Wilshire Blvd., #206, Santa Monica, CA 90401) Daily // Multiple times available. // Book an appointment.
  • Find no-cost testing sites near you through this list created by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.



DAILY SYMPTOM SCREENING

Magnus Health mobile screening or completion of the Crossroads COVID-19 Symptom Checklist is required upon arrival to both campuses for all employees and students in grades K-12.



MITIGATIONS

Masking: Each individual, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a well-fitting, medical-grade mask (​​three-layer surgical-type masks or five-layer N95 or KN95 masks) that covers their mouth and nose at all times indoors and outdoors.
  • Cloth masks, gaiters, one-way valved masks, bandanas and face coverings are not allowed.
  • The School will have disposable medical-surgical masks available. Students wearing poorly fitted masks will be given a properly fitted disposable mask to wear instead.
  • Elementary School students are encouraged to have several clean masks in backpacks in case their masks get dirty during the day. 
Handwashing: Regular handwashing will continue to be done throughout the school day. Please continue frequent handwashing at home.

Air filtration: All Crossroads facilities air filtration systems have been upgraded. Some smaller locations also have an air filtration machine in the room.

Social distancing: Per Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) guidelines, students are recommended to be distanced by 3 feet in indoors spaces. We continue to try to keep students as distanced as possible, both indoors and outdoors.
 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Please check out the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health COVID-19 Resources for Parents & Guardians page.



“WHAT IF…” SITUATIONS & OTHER FAQ

What if my child is sick?
  • Your child should stay home. Contact Nurse Bora Suh or K-12 Nurse Coordinator Paula Rickey. Even if symptoms are mild, don’t assume it’s “a little cold” and come to school.
  • If your child is exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they must be tested.
  • Provide test results to K-12 Nurse Coordinator Paula Rickey and Nurse Bora Suh.
What symptoms would warrant my child staying home?
  • Fever of 100.4 F or over
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
What are Crossroads’ protocols for positive cases or exposure? 
  • In accordance with the LA County Department of Public Health, Crossroads has adopted the positive case and exposure protocols outlined here.