Because the Center for Disease Control (and our local Boone County Health Department) has created new options for quarantine standards as of December 2, 2020, Heritage Academy is updating school protocols for spring semester 2021. Going forward, we want to continue to promote the following priorities: (1) honor God by following local ordinances and guidelines, (2) keep students and families safe and healthy, (3) conduct school in-person, and (4) protect the emotional and mental health of our students. We will continue to take steps that our protocols promote these priorities. *** This plan will be updated as needed. ***
General Hygiene and Disinfection Plan
Primary Program (K-2 Grade)
Protocol for Sick Student or Teacher at School
If a student becomes ill at school, the appropriate protocol is . . . (1) Student notifies the teacher; (2) Teacher sends student to the office; (3) Office staff (wearing a mask) checks the student’s temperature and calls parents to arrange pick-up; (4) A Doctor must certify that the child does not have COVID-19 related symptoms for 24 hours prior to student returning to school.
Protocol for Students or Teachers who test positive with COVID-19
If a student or teacher tests positive for COVID-19, the school will issue guidance for quarantining in line with CDC and Boone County Health Department guidelines. If it is determined that a class, group, or cohort was exposed while on campus, the school will issue guidance for quarantining in line with CDC and Boone County Health Department guidelines. For any teacher or student(s) quarantined, school will continue online utilizing Microsoft TEAMS. If a student or teacher has been exposed to someone testing positive (but not a student at Heritage), then the appropriate protocol is for the student or teacher to self-quarantine and notify the school office.
Heritage Academy Quarantine Guidelines
City of Columbia Ordinance No. 024284