We are pleased to be meeting in person this winter for the SCC February Teacher Training session. With that decision comes responsibility on our part and on the part of everyone participating to be COVID-safe and COVID-conscious. This COVID Safety Plan will give you a sense of how we are working together with you, the Faculty, and federal, state, and local health agencies to make sure our coming together is safe and productive.
Sound Circle Center for Arts and Anthroposophy
PO Box 15279
Seattle, WA 98115
Mona Anastas firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (206) 925-9199
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Washington State Department of Health
Island County Public Health Department
What to do if I have been exposed to COVID-19
Sound Circle Center (SCC) has prepared for operating in-person in a way that strives to protect staff and students from the spread of COVID-19. We are continually monitoring the COVID safety situation and remain flexible about changing our plans if necessary. This has been done in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local public health department guidance and other relevant guidance. SCC has prioritized its COVID Safety Plan components relevant to current conditions as of January 2022.
This safety plan is adapted in large part from CDC Covid-19 guidance for colleges, universities and higher learning institutions. For detailed CDC guidance, see
The health of each individual community member is of the utmost importance to us. We ask that each participant, Faculty and Student, submit an acknowledgement form that they have read the SCC COVID Safety Plan.
Students & Faculty
All participants are required to have a negative COVID test (PCR, Antigen or other home test) after arriving to Whidbey Island and prior to the start of courses (PCR test 48-72hrs or less, Home test to be done onsite), and again on Tuesday morning, February 22. Make sure to bring at least 2 tests from home. (Please check with your insurance provider for up to 8 free home tests per month)(Link to US Free Home COVID tests with Free shipping) Link Here for Local whidbey Island Free Testing Sites.
All participants will be required to present test results upon arrival to classes. Either show a Negative PCR test within 48 -72hrs or if you will be using a home test please test upon arrival to classes on your first day, please arrive at least 40 min early to test.
Check yourself for COVID symptoms daily before arriving onsite. We will have a thermometer on site for anyone who needs it.
All Faculty & Students are required to wear a mask at all times while indoors.
Faculty members are not required to wear a mask while teaching as long as they are able to maintain physical distance of at least 3-6 feet.
Do not come to the site if you have known or suspected COVID symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with them. See COVID symptoms below.
If you have come in contact with someone with COVID our current quarantine recommendations are to stay in quarantine for 10-14 days after your last contact. This is the safest option. However, if you have come in contact and have not experienced any symptoms you may quarantine for 5 full days beginning after your last contact if you have been without symptoms and after receiving a negative result from a test (get tested no sooner than 48 hours before ending quarantine).
Those who have had close contact please see SCC Close Contact Protocol below.
Inform the SCC COVID Safety Manager (Michael Soule) if you know or suspect that you have COVID-19 symptoms or exposure during or outside of the class day. Leave the site promptly and follow safety procedures for self-care and isolation.
Bring personal supplies (masks, face shields, etc.) to maintain your personal level of COVID safety. SCC will provide extra masks if you need one.
Provide emergency contact information (on acknowledgement form).
Encourage staff and students who have been sick with COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19 (via community exposure or travel) to self-isolate or stay home rather than travel, share lodging or share food. Act responsibly and keep in mind your own safety and that of your fellow summer session attendees.
Anyone who is not feeling well will be asked to get a COVID test locally WA State Testing Locations.
Provide your own food and drink if desired.
Wear gloves when handling non-disposable food service items and equipment, and wash with dish soap and hot water or in a dishwasher. Individuals should wash their hands after removing gloves or after directly handling used food service items and equipment.
Review, acknowledge your responsibilities as outlined in SCC’s COVID Safety Plan. Each participant will need to submit acknowledgement that they have read the SCC COVID Safety Plan prior to the start of courses. The SCC COVID Safety Plan acknowledgement form link is below.
Use ventilation systems and open doors and windows to increase the delivery of clean air and dilute potential contaminants in classroom buildings.
Provide supplies for daily cleaning and disinfecting of desks, supplies and common areas.
Strive to limit visitors, and ideally allow only staff, students, and approved quests in SCC’s meeting and gathering spaces.
SCC will provide disinfectants, hand sanitizer, tissues, soap and water and related cleaning materials. SCC will provide additional masks for those who have not supplied their own.
Encourage staff and students who have been sick with Covid-19 symptoms, tested positive for Covid-19, or have been potentially exposed to someone with Covid-19 (via community exposure or travel) to self-isolate or stay home rather than travel, share lodging or share food.
Ensure that people wear gloves when handling non-disposable food service items and equipment, and that those items are washed with dish soap and hot water or in a dishwasher. Individuals should wash their hands after removing gloves or after directly handling used food service items and equipment.
We will not require participants to be tested for Covid-19 prior to arriving on Whidbey Island for the Session. We encourage you to do this on your own, particularly if you plan to share housing or transportation with another person.
We will not require students or faculty to submit a health safety form daily; instead we will ask that you self-monitor and not attend classes if there are any symptoms.
Each participant will need to submit acknowledgement that they have read the SCC COVID Safety Plan prior to the start of courses. The SCC COVID Safety Plan acknowledgement form link is below.
Close contact Protocol: When to quarantine
Students, teachers, and staff who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 do need to quarantine for at least 5 days after their last close contact if they are in any one of the following groups:
Ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccines, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
Received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot.
Are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.
If you remain asymptomatic, and test results on day 5 are negative, your quarantine is complete. If you choose not to test, continue to quarantine until after day 10. If symptoms arise anytime during quarantine, get tested.
Students, teachers, and staff who come into close contact with someone with COVID-19 do not need to quarantine if they are in any one of the following groups (continue to monitor for symptoms and stay home if you are sick):
Ages 18 or older and have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
Had confirmed COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
Positive test results: When to isolate
Isolate for at least 5 days. Day 0 is the day of symptom onset (or the day of positive COVID-19 test if no symptoms are present). This applies regardless of vaccination status.
Returning to School: Staff and students in isolation MAY test on day 5 but are not required to test. Isolation requirements depend on symptoms. After 5 days of isolation, students and staff may return to school if they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication AND other symptoms have resolved. Your school nurse can help you with your specific case.
If a rapid antigen test on day 5 is positive, you must continue to isolate through day 10.
If you continue to have a fever or other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, you should wait to end isolation until after 10 days, you are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication, and symptoms have resolved.
Continue wearing a well-fitting mask around others from day 6-10, both in and out of school, including during extracurricular and sports activities.
In the last 24 hours have you experienced …
A new fever (100.4 F or higher) or a sense of having a fever?
A new cough that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
New shortness of breath that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
A new sore throat that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
New muscle pain that you cannot attribute to another health condition or that may have been caused by a specific activity, such as physical exercise?
New gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
New respiratory symptoms, such as a runny nose, that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
New chills that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
New loss of taste or smell that you cannot attribute to another health condition?
A new headache that you cannot attribute to another health condition or emotional reason? Unusual tiredness or fatigue?
Have you been in close contact with confirmed COVID-19?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please do not come to class until you have seen a physician and have a negative COVID test.
Please fill out the COVID Safety Acknowledgement Form Below prior to the start of classes.