COVID-19 DASHBOARD

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COVID DASHBOARD

ACTIVE CASES AT SLS

K-4: 0 Case      5-8: 0 Cases     Staff: 0 CaseS

Current Mitigation Level: Level 2

  • Salem Covid Team is monitoring reported cases very closely. 
  • We will be limiting parents and guests to our school campus. 
  • Parents are still welcome to attend chapel, however, we are asking that any parent visitors please stay in the designated parent section of the Worship Center. 
  • Masks remain optional on campus for students, staff and guests. 


Updated 4/20/2022

  • Salem Lutheran School desires to accurately communicate the status of Covid-19 cases on our school campus. In an effort to keep our families prepared, updated, and healthy, we will post our confirmed active cases on this page. 
  • To protect the privacy of the individuals affected, SLS will not be sharing additional or identifying information. 
  • This dashboard will be updated with current information as it becomes available.



2021-2022 SLS Covid-19 Plan 

Updated February 15, 2022 

Given the situation in our surrounding community, we have moved to Level 2 (Monitoring) and will re-evaluate weekly. Self-screening is required of staff and students before coming on campus each day. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home.

We have reviewed updated guidance from the CDC and local health department regarding quarantining procedures and have updated our process at Salem Lutheran School to the following:  
 

IF YOUR STUDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID 

  • Send test results to Nurse Amy Moore amoore@salem4u.com and Dr. Boatman at aboatman@salem4u.com   
     

  • Isolate at home for 5 days 
     

  • If your student has no symptoms or their symptoms are resolving after 5 days, on day 6 isolation can be discontinued with strict mask wearing on campus for an additional 5 days 
     

  • Or you may choose to quarantine your student for the full 10 days 
     

  • * No athletics for 10 days in all scenarios 
     

  • **If your student has a fever, or symptoms are not improving, continue to stay at home until their fever/symptoms resolve. The fever must resolve without the use of fever reducing medications within the last 24 hours. 

IF YOUR STUDENT HAS BEEN EXPOSED 

  • Contact our Covid team to inform of exposure date   
      

  • If possible, stay home for 5 days, and if no symptoms are present they may return on day 6 and continue to wear a mask (covering their nose and mouth) on campus for the next 5 days.  
     

  • If your student cannot reasonably quarantine, they may return to campus, if they can isolate from the positive case and must wear a mask (covering nose and mouth) for 10 days as long as no symptoms are present.  
     

  • If wearing a mask is not feasible, you may choose to quarantine your student at home for 10 days.  
     

  • Test on Day 5, if possible, in all scenarios.  

  

We will continue to review CDC and Harris County Guidelines and updates over the course of the year to determine if any changes in our protocol is needed in an effort to ensure we keep our students on campus. We will also continue to be in conversations with other local private school administrators, as well as getting updates from our TPSA (Texas Private Schools Association) rep in the Texas Legislature. 

 

Preventative actions to decrease risk

  • Clean your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask .
  • Cover cough and sneezes.
  • Put distance between yourself and others. 
  • Clean and disinfect highly touched and dirty surfaces.
  • Monitor your health daily.

HEALTH & HYGIENE: GENERAL

  • The school has soap dispensers in all restrooms and hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the building. 
  • Students and staff are encouraged to use hand sanitizer and wash hands frequently.
  • Water bottle filling stations are available throughout the building. 
    • We encourage all students to bring their own refillable water bottle to school each day. 
  • Students, staff, and parents will be educated on health and safety protocols and good hygience practices, including frequent and thorough handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and social distancing. 

HEALTH & HYGIENCE PRACTICES: CLEANING AND DISINFECTION

  • As a basis for keeping the environment safe and healthy for students and satff, the cleaning crew will continue with our routine cleaning and disinfection of classrooms, office and common areas. 

CAMPUS COVID STATUS & PLAN

Decisions are made with the best information at the time and are subject to change with limited notice.


LEVEL 1 (Normal)

Conditions

  • COVID-19 vaccines are widely available for children and adults
  • COVID-19 is endemic in the United States

School

  • Face coverings are optional
  • Self-screening required before coming onto campus
  • No restrictions for visitors or school activities
  • Contact tracing is suspended
  • Monitor community health trends
  • Maintain cleaning protocols


LEVEL 2 (Monitoring)

Conditions

  • COVID-19 vaccines are widely available for children and adults
  • Increased number of absence students due to illness
  • COVID-19 active case rate is below 1% at the school

School

  • Face coverings are optional 
  • Self-screening required before coming onto campus
  • No restrictions for visitors or school activities
  • Monitor community health trends
  • Maintain cleaning protocols


LEVEL 3 (Mitigation)

Conditions

  • School absenteeism rate due to illness continues to increase
  • Community outbreak of COVID-19, variant, or other infectious virus

School

  • Increase mitigation strategies until attendance rate has increased by at least 5% for two weeks
  • Highly encourage face coverings when indoors
  • Self-screening required before coming onto campus
  • Building may close up to two days for deep cleaning
  • Extracurricular and co-curricular activities continue with health protocols in place
  • Visitor access restricted
  • Increase illness prevention communication

LEVEL 4 (Modified Operations)

Conditions

  • Local or state health authorities issue health orders which may impact school operations based on resurgence of COVID-19, variant, or another infectious virus. 

School

  • Implement health mitigation strategies (i.e. face coverings, social distancing, increased cleaning, etc.)
  • Self-screening required before coming onto campus
  • Evaluate temporary remote learning 
  • Daily staff and student health screening required prior to entering school
  • Visitor access restricted
  • Extracurricular and co-curricular activities may be restricted or canceled


LEVEL 5 (School Closure)

Conditions

  • Governor or local health authority order schools closed based on resurgence of COVID-19, variant, or another infectious virus

School

  • All students and staff move to remote only learning
  • All auxiliary areas such as playgrounds and athletic fields are closed
  • All activities are cancelled

on campus procedures

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are optional. If any individuals wish to wear one, they are more than welcome to do so. 

Health screening

  • Temperatures will no longer be taken when arriving on campus. Self-screening before entering the school campus is required.   If an individual is presenting any signs of illness, they are to remain at home and monitor the symptoms. In the event a student presents signs of illness during the school day, the student will be referred to the school nurse.

Hygiene

  • Proper hand washing will be reviewed in starting the school year. Opportunities for students to wash their hands will be frequently provided. Hand sanitizer stations will be available at various locations throughout school.

water fountains

  • We continue to ask students to bring refillable water bottles from home each day. Hands-free water bottle refill stations will be available.

COVID – 19 Vaccine

  • According to the CDC, vaccination is currently the leading public health prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the COVID-19 vaccine will NOT be required of students, teachers, staff and visitors on campus.

Cleaning Procedures

  • Frequent cleaning of high touch areas including classrooms, restrooms, offices and the cafeteria will occur throughout the school day.
  • The school will be cleaned nightly. 
  • In the event of an active COVID-19 positive case, we will conduct a “disinfecting fogging” of the affected area(s).

Visitors on Campus

  • Visitors are welcome on campus. Those who wish to enter the building during regular school hours are required to check in at the office, conduct a self-screening, and receive the necessary permission for access onto campus. For extracurricular activities outside school hours, visitors are asked to mutually respect one another regarding safety and health by self-screening and noting any symptoms of illness. 

Positive COVID-19 Cases

  • As required, we will report any known COVID-19 cases to the local health authority.
  • Students and staff members who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to quarantine if exposed to a person with COVID-19 and remain asymptomatic.
  • Students and staff members who contract COVID-19 will be required to follow CDC guidelines and/or doctor’s orders. 
  • Upon receiving notice of a lab-confirmed COVID-19 case, our school will update our school’s COVID-19 dashboard.