COVID-19 Symptomatic Student Re-Entry

UPDATE: 4.28.22

Policy Change for Re-Entry for a Symptomatic Student:

A symptomatic child who attends Walden should remain at home until: 
(1) they are fever free for at least 24 hours without the assistance of medication; 
(2) other symptoms are significantly resolved, such that it makes sense for them to return to school; AND 
(3) they have tested negative for COVID on a PCR test or 2 rapid tests taken 24 hrs apart- 1st at onset of symptoms and the 2nd after 24 hours. (The previous policy required 36 hours between rapid tests.)

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates for Schools

UPDATE: 4.28.22

Vaccination Mandates for Schools
The State of California has announced that COVID-19 vaccines will not be required for school attendance for the 22-23 school year. CDPH reports that: "any vaccine requirements would not take effect until after full FDA approval and no sooner than July 1, 2023."
For more info: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/OPA/Pages/NR22-073.aspx

COVID-19 Travel Policy

UPDATED 4.7.22

TRAVEL GUIDELINES:  
Below is our policy for international and domestic travel (including car). 

For unvaccinated students traveling internationally:
  • 7 day quarantine (7 days after travel- return trip is day 0) 
  • get PCR test on day 5, return to school day 7 if no symptoms and PCR test results are negative 
  • Will also accept 2 rapid tests 36 hours apart, day 5 and morning of day 7 

For unvaccinated students traveling domestically or for fully vaccinated students traveling internationally: 
  • 5 day quarantine (5 days after travel- return trip is day 0) 
  • Get PCR test on day 5 (or rapid test on days 3 and 5) and return to school once negative with no symptoms 

For fully vaccinated students traveling domestically;regardless of transmission levels, with appropriate precautions used during travel and at destination such as masking, avoiding large indoor crowds, limiting contact with unvaccinated individuals etc.): 
  • No quarantine required 
  • Return to school with typical precautions in place 
  • Rapid test at school and/or home 3-5 days after travel (return trip is day 0) 

For fully vaccinated students traveling domestically; regardless of transmission levels, if child/family engages in riskier activities such as unmasked in large indoor gatherings, and/or contact with unvaccinated individuals etc.: 
  • 5 day quarantine (5 days after travel- return trip is day 0) 
  • Get PCR test on day 5 (or rapid test on days 3 and 5) and return to school once negative with no symptoms 

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