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COVID Protocols

Campus Health and Safety Protocols

This page serves as the central hub for important Marymount communications regarding COVID. 

Marymount is committed to providing a dynamic academic program while ensuring student safety is of the highest priority. This means the school's plans are subject to change based on the LA County Department of Public Health guidelines and the California Department of Public Health. All measures implemented are to ensure our community's collective health and well-being. 

Below you will find important COVID news and announcements; please check back regularly for additional updates. 


General Health & Safety

List of 3 items.

  • MASK REQUIREMENTS

    Currently, masking is not required at this time. However, if at any time the LADPH requires our school to mask while indoors we will need to enforce the masking mandate. 
  • PHYSICAL DISTANCING

    Physical distancing will be implemented when possible.
  • HEALTH AND HYGIENE

    In order to maintain the health and safety of our community, the following has been implemented:
    • Nurse: Marymount has hired a Nurse for screening/monitoring those on campus and the execution of COVID protocols on campus.
    • Disinfect Each Class: All classrooms and high-touch areas (restrooms, door handles, etc.) will be thoroughly sanitized. We will have additional cleaning staff on-site to support these efforts. 
    • Hand-sanitizing Stations: Will be available throughout the campus, and every classroom and office will have disinfectant wipes for use. 
    • Isolation Rooms: We will have separate isolation rooms available if a student feels ill while on campus. Until a parent can come and pick up the student, she must remain in that room. 


Frequently Asked Questions

List of 8 items.

  • My Daughter has tested Positive for COVID, when can she return to school from Isolation?

    A few details to remember as you are reading through the information: *Please note, Day 0 is the first day of symptoms. Day 1 is the first full day after the symptoms developed* 
    *If not showing symptoms, Day 0 is the day the positive test was taken. Day 1 is the first full day after the positive test* 

    1. Has Symptoms: Students who test positive for COVID and have symptoms may only end their self-isolation after Day 5, and may return to school on Day 6 if ALL of the following criteria are met. 
      1. At least five days have passed since their symptoms first appeared 
      2. Their symptoms have improved and they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications . 
      3. They have a negative COVID viral test result from a specimen collected on Day 5 or later. 
    2. Does Not Have Symptoms: Students who tested positive for COVID but did not have symptoms may only end their self-isolation after Day 5, and may return to school on Day 6 if ALL of the following criteria are met. 
      1. At least five days have passed since their positive test was taken. 
      2. They have remained free of any and all symptoms. 
      3. They have a negative COVID viral test result from a specimen collected on Day 5 or later. 
    3. If you are unable to take a COVID test or choose not to test: If you are unable to test or choose not to test and symptoms are not present or are resolving, your isolation can end after Day 10, and may return to school on Day 11. 
      1. For clarity, if fever remains present, your isolation needs to be continued until the fever resolves without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • My Daughter has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID? What are my next steps?

    If they are: Fully vaccinated + boosted dose OR fully vaccinated but not yet eligible for a booster dose OR Tested positive for COVID within the last 90 days and recovered.
     
    INFORMATION PERTAINING TO FULLY VACCINATED CLOSE CONTACTS: 
    • You do not need to Quarantine and may still attend school. 

    • However, you will be required to be COVID tested. At a minimum, the test specimen must be collected on Day 5 after the date of last exposure. - Monitor your health for 10 days. If symptoms develop, stay home and test. If you test positive, follow isolation requirements at ph.lacounty.gov/covidisolation. - Wear a well-fitting medical-grade mask around others for 10 days, especially in indoor settings then upgrade to a new mask after the 10 days
    If they are: Unvaccinated/have not completed your primary vaccine series (not fully vaccinated), OR Fully vaccinated and booster-eligible but have not yet received your booster dose 

    INFORMATION PERTAINING TO NOT FULLY VACCINATED CLOSE CONTACTS: 
    • If you are Asymptomatic you will be required to partake in a Modified Quarantine. - The Modified Quarantine allows asymptomatic students, in self-quarantine, to continue in-person academic activities that are part of the regular school curriculum during school hours if they have met all of the following criteria. 
    • The exposure was to a person with a COVID diagnosis in any school setting where students are supervised by school staff (indoors, outdoors, or on school buses). 
    • The exposed student remains asymptomatic. 
    • The exposed student AND the person with a COVID diagnosis MUST have each worn a mask consistently and correctly during the entire exposure period. 
    • The exposed student is not part of an outbreak. 
    • Students under modified quarantine are still subject to the Health Officer Quarantine Order and must stay at home for the duration of quarantine, except for in-person instruction. 
    • Students under modified quarantine are required to wear a mask indoors and outdoors and on school buses, while at school.
    • Students under modified quarantine must be tested twice a week.
      1. Students may be released from quarantine after Day 5 from the date of last exposure if a test specimen is collected on Day 5, the test is negative, and the student remains without symptoms. Even if released from quarantine after Day 5, exposed students must continue to monitor their health and mask at all times (indoors, outdoors, and on school buses) for 10 days from the date of last exposure.
  • What if my daughter is home sick—can they participate in class via Zoom?

    Only students who have tested positive for COVID, have to isolate, and are well enough to engage in classes will receive access to remote learning.  

    Students who are sick should focus on resting and regaining their health so they can join the community as soon as they are well.
  • Will I be notified of an exposure?

    Yes you will be notified of possible exposures that occur on campus.

    You will receive an email with instructions on how to proceed with a student who has been in close contact with another student who has tested positive for COVID. Those instructions will vary depending on vaccination status.
  • I’m trying to get my Daughter a booster, but have been unsuccessful in finding an appointment/booster location. What should I do?

    Please try looking up available appointments and walk-up testing site availability at https://myturn.ca.gov/
  • Are there any requirements for school or family trips?

    Travel notices and advisories across all countries worldwide are changing regularly. Please refer to the CDC website and check all travel advisories prior to any trip you may be taking and practice usual health precautions when traveling. 
  • Are the school's bus services running?

    Marymount will continue to partner with Tumbleweed for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year:
    • All students and drivers are required to wear their masks at all times, covering both their mouth and nose.
    • Buses will be sanitized and disinfected after each route. 
    • Windows will also remain open.
  • Is Marymount Café open to students?

    Sage Dining Services will be on campus daily to prepare grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, and snacks for purchase. 

    As a matter of convenience, we are moving to a cashless system for food purchases. A new online payment service from Sage Dining called Revtrak will allow you to purchase breakfast, lunch, and snacks at the Marymount Café with a prepaid account.
Marymount's top priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and our collective community. We remain proactive in diligently complying with local and state public health guidelines and regulations. Due to the rapidly changing landscape of COVID-19, the information on this page may be subject to change. 

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].