COVID-19 INFORMATION

At Keys School, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and taking proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of every member of our community. We base our decisions on the facts, advice, and guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the California State Health Department, and the Santa Clara Public Health Department, in addition to medical specialists.

Recommendations put forth by government agencies may change based on new information regarding COVID-19, so please refer to the experts for specific questions regarding COVID-19.

 

2021-22 School Year

 

Keys School is open for full-time in-person learning for grades K-8. 

 

Keys School

COVID-19 Safety Plans

 

Keys is following the CDC and CDPH’s recommendation for full, in-person instruction. Click here for CDPH school guidelines.

 

Pandemic Response Plan

COVID Prevention Plan

COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist

 

 

Actions Keys is Taking to Support As Safe a Campus Environment As Possible 

 

TESTING
We require weekly onsite COVID testing for ALL students, faculty, and staff whether vaccinated or unvaccinated

VACCINATION
We encourage vaccination for all.

HEALTH SCREENING
We require daily health screening for all to enter our campuses at the beginning of the school day.

STAY HOME IF SICK
We maintain zero tolerance for sickness. Stay home when sick (fever or chills, new or worsening cough, sustained loss of taste/smell/appetite, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea).

MASKS
We require masking indoors and outdoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. Masks without vents are required.

HYGIENE
We practice hand-washing and consistent campus cleaning routines.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING & DE-DENSIFYING
We will maintain physical distancing (3ft) during instruction, when possible, with lunch outdoors. We will limit contact between grade-level groups. Each grade level will have a separate assigned bathroom.

VENTILATION
We provide effective classroom ventilation using MERV 13 filters, air purifiers, open windows and doors maximizing airflow, and outdoor classroom options for learning when possible.

NO PARENTS OR VISITORS ON CAMPUS
Until our students are vaccinated, we cannot allow current parents, prospective parents, or other visitors onto our campuses.

RESPONSE TO A POSITIVE COVID CASE
We will immediately implement contact tracing, quarantining, and response testing per county guidelines to prevent campus spread in the event of a positive COVID case.

Spread Kindness

Viruses don’t discriminate... and neither should we. We urge everyone to use their voice to help counter stigmatizing language and behavior you may encounter in your daily life with the reminder that race, ethnicity, and cultural background are not risk factors for novel coronavirus.