COVID Safety Plan Summer 2021

We are pleased to be in person this summer for the SCC summer session courses. 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


Sound Circle Center (SCC) has prepared for operating in-person summer session classes 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 2021.


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

  • 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 summer session site if you have known or suspected Covid symptoms, or have been exposed to someone with them. See Covid symptoms 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 on July 4. 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.

  • Strive to limit visitors, and ideally allow only summer session staff and students 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 Summer 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 healthy 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 on July 4. The SCC COVID Safety Plan acknowledgement form link is below.

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 on July 4th.