Youth and Families | Covid Quarantine Protocols

Youth and Families @ CRS

COVID-19 INFORMATION

For Adventures/Discoveries/Teens and Staff as of Mar. 28, 2022

Health & Safety Measures

Vaccination requirements

We are requiring that all students (5 years old and up) be fully vaccinated (2 weeks after the second dose) in order to enter the building for our programming. Students who turn 5 during the school year must begin the vaccination process within 5 weeks of their birthday.   

We require that all students 12 years old and up receive their third shot (“booster”).

Masks

New York City is now on High Alert. At this time we are strongly encouraging that masks be worn when indoors at Rodeph Sholom.

CRS Adventures, Discoveries, Teen and Youth programming is mask-optional for all children 5 years old and older.  Anyone who prefers to continue to wear a mask in our building is encouraged to do so.

Daily Symptom Screening

It is essential that ALL students, faculty, and staff stay home if they are ill or have any COVID-19 symptoms. (Even if it is just a tickle in the throat). 

Food/Snacks

Due to COVID safety protocols, we won’t provide weekly pizza dinner to Pre-K-3rd grade students or to 7th grade students but will provide a snack for 3rd-7th graders in our courtyard prior to the beginning of class. We recommend that your child have a hearty snack before arriving to the building. 

Visitors to the Building/Arrival & Dismissal

On the advice of our medical advisory team, no adults (parents/caregivers) will be allowed into the CRS building during our program times. This includes arrival/dismissal time.  

Other Health and Safety Measures

  • CRS is following all guidelines related to the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting our spaces. High touch surfaces (doors, doorknobs, tables, chairs, light switches, sinks, and toilets) are cleaned throughout the day, and deep cleaned and disinfected nightly.  All learning spaces will be equipped with air purifiers that provide HEPA and UV-C filtration. 
  • We have a nurse on-site during our programming. 

Large Gatherings

We are now able to have multiple classes gather in larger spaces while maintaining distancing between the classes.  

Quarantine Protocols

Below is CRS current practice based on the advice of our medical team and guidance from government officials:  

Symptomatic Individuals

It continues to be most important to monitor for symptoms, assume that any symptoms could be from a contagious infection, obtain a PCR test, and, most importantly, stay out of school until all symptoms are completely resolved regardless of test results.  

Isolation for Positive Cases

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a minimum of five days, regardless of vaccination status. The first date of symptoms, or the date of positive COVID-19 test administration if asymptomatic, is considered “day zero.” 

Symptomatic individuals

  • Symptom free at the end of five days – If the individual is asymptomatic after five days and has not had a fever in the past 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, they may end their isolation and return to school on day six, regardless of vaccination status. They must test negative on a rapid antigen test before returning to school on day six. They are considered to be in a modified isolation for days six through 10, including no after school activities (the DOH recommends against socialization, sleepovers, or eating in restaurants on days six through 10). 
  • Symptomatic at the end of the five days – If the individual in isolation remains symptomatic, their isolation must continue until they are asymptomatic, including fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. 

Asymptomatic Individuals:

  • If an individual begins isolation when they are asymptomatic (for example, they may have learned about their positive status from surveillance testing) and then develops symptoms during the course of their isolation, the five-day isolation period will start over from the date of symptom onset. They must test negative on a rapid antigen test before returning to school on day six. They are considered to be in a modified isolation for days six through 10, including no after school activities. 

Quarantine Due to Exposure:  

Fully vaccinated individuals do not need to quarantine after a known exposure, unless it is a household exposure (see below).   

  • As a reminder, students age 12 and over will not be considered fully vaccinated after April 1st unless they have gotten a booster (eligible five months after the second shot).  This deadline is extended for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days.  

Household exposure:

  • Household exposure remains the highest risk exposure. Household members should observe a five-day quarantine following their last high-risk contact with the infected person, regardless of vaccination status. Once the five-day quarantine period is over, the quarantined household member(s) may return to school if they are asymptomatic and have tested negative on a PCR on day five.   
  • To minimize the likelihood of transmission and time away from school, we recommend immediately quarantining from the infected household member by implementing the following, which will allow return to school as soon as day six:   
  • Remain in a separate room as much as possible.  
  • Eat in a separate room.  
  • Sleep in a separate room.  
  • High quality masking of all individuals when unable to be physically distanced
  • Use a separate bathroom if possible and sanitize after each use if not possible.  
  • If these steps are not possible, the quarantine period for the exposed individuals will need to be lengthened to a total of 10 days, to account for the five-day isolation period where the infected household member is most infectious, plus the five-day quarantine for the exposed individual after the high-risk contact ends. A NEGATIVE PCR TEST TAKEN AFTER DAY 8 WILL BE REQUIRED BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL.

Communicating

We will no longer communicate regarding exposures that are deemed low-risk to vaccinated individuals.   

Please note that CRS protocols may differ from your child’s private or public-school protocols.  You need to consult your school’s rules and if you have any questions, please consult your pediatrician.    

SHOLOM SPROUTS
Expecting – 4 Years
SHOLOM ADVENTURES
Pre-K – 2nd Grade
SHOLOM DISCOVERIES
3rd – 7th Grade
TEENS
8th – 12th Grade
RODEPH SHOLOM SCHOOL
Nursery – 8th Grade
YOUTH GROUPS
3rd – 7th Grade
B’NAI MITZVAH
5th – 7th Grade