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COVID - 19 Policies and Procedures (School Year 2021-22)



As a partner of the School District of Philadelphia, all Sunrise of Philadelphia programs will operate in accordance with the District’s COVID guidelines.


In all situations, our teams will work closely with principals, District officials, and Department of Public Health staff to make decisions regarding COVID and to communicate fully with our students, families, and staff.



COVID guidelines and protocols may change throughout the year and will be updated as needed. Click the link below for our most updated COVID protocols and procedures.

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As of the start of programming (September 8th), COVID protocols are as follows:


All parents/guardians will be required by the School District to conduct a daily Pre-Arrival Screening of their children at home

  • Either a fever of 100.4 °F or greater, new onset of cough, or shortness of breath unrelated to a pre-existing condition,

  • OR Two of the following symptoms: sore throat, chills, headache, muscle pain, loss of taste or smell, or close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.


FACE MASK PROTOCOL FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF

  • In accordance with Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), and the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), all School District of Philadelphia all students must wear a face mask that covers the mouth and nose at all times while in a District space (buildings, grounds, security desks, conference rooms, elevators, etc.).

  • For a full list of approved masks and a more detailed description of our face mask policy, click here.

PROTOCOL FOR STUDENTS WHO DEVELOP COVID SYMPTOMS WHILE AT PROGRAM


If a student develops one of the following symptoms:

  • Either a fever of 100.4 °F or greater, new onset of cough, or shortness of breath unrelated to a pre-existing condition,

  • OR Two of the following symptoms: sore throat, chills, headache, muscle pain, loss of taste or smell,

Sunrise will:

  1. Isolate the student

  2. Contact the family for pickup

For details on protocol regarding student return to programming, please see the full COVID policy document, here


COVID-19 EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION PROTOCOL

  • Should a positive COVID-19 case occur at school or programming, consistent with both notification requirements for other communicable diseases and legal confidentiality, Sunrise will follow PDPH regulations for exposure to a communicable disease; Sunrise staff, the school nurse, the office of student health services or employee health services will notify PDPH.

PROGRAM/SCHOOL CLOSURE PROTOCOL

  • Guidance regarding the closure or dismissal of a classroom, school and/or other Sunrise/District facility due to COVID-19 will be provided by PDPH. The decision to close or dismiss students and/or staff from any District facility does not rest with Sunrise or with the School District. PDPH will work closely with Sunrise and the District’s appointed designee(s) to make the determination that best addresses the specific circumstances. Decisions about closures will be made carefully, and with the health, safety and needs of our students and families in mind. As a situation evolves and decisions are made, communications will be sent out to all necessary stakeholders.

If you have any questions at all, please get in touch with us!


For the most up to date policy and procedures, please visit - shorturl.at/pqBPW





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