COVID Safety Plan

We are pleased to be meeting in person this June for the SCC Summer 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

206.925.9199

www.SoundCircleCenter.org

Business Manager/Administration:

Mona Anastas information@soundcirclecenter.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 June 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

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/colleges-universities/index.html


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.

COVID Safety Agreement

Students & Faculty

  • We suggest you bring at least two antigen tests from home in case of potential exposure. Link to US Free Home COVID tests with Free shipping. Link Here for Local Whidbey Island Free Testing Sites.

  • Check yourself for COVID symptoms daily before arriving onsite. We will have a thermometer on site for anyone who needs it. 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 test positive for COVID while in session then we will follow CDC guidelines for isolation and/or quarantine. Link here for details. If you test positive and are no longer contagious based on CDC guidelines you will still be able to participate. (Make sure to bring proof of your original positive COVID test.) Inform SCC 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.

  • Masking indoors is optional when there are no active cases of COVID. If faculty or students test positive during an in-person session, masks will be required until no one tests positive for at least five days after exposure. SCC will provide masks if you need one. Masking will remain optional for those who test daily.

  • Provide emergency contact information on acknowledgement form.

  • 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.


Sound Circle Center

  • 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.

  • Provide disinfectants, hand sanitizer, tissues, soap and water and related cleaning materials. Provide additional masks for those who have not supplied their own.

  • Students or faculty are not required to submit a health safety form daily; instead we will ask that they self-monitor and not attend classes if there are any symptoms.



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.

  • 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.

COVID Symptoms

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.