COVID Health Policies & Procedures – Spring 2022
Based on updated guidance from the CDC and the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (NCDHHS), below are the updated isolation and quarantine guidelines GRACE Christian School will operate under as we begin the spring 2022 semester. Our approach to handling COVID-19 has remained unchanged – to follow guidance of local and national health experts in order to prioritize in-person learning.
To begin the semester, we will maintain all the same procedures we operated under during the fall semester, with a few changes – detailed below. Until we see a decrease in the number of cases, we will continue to operate under a mask policy.
Quarantine guidelines differ based on an individual’s vaccination status. While not mandatory, we strongly recommend vaccination for our staff and students. If your child has been vaccinated, had a recent positive COVID-19 test, or received a positive COVID-19 antibody test in the last 90 days, please let us know by completing this form. This information is optional, but plays a critical role when contact tracing. All families will continue to receive notifications if their child has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
Updated Quarantine Guidelines
GCS will adhere to the following criteria for allowing a student or staff member to return to school. Information in this chart is largely borrowed from the NCDHHS SafeSchoolsNC Toolkit.
In order to maintain transparency and reduce the number of emails that go out about COVID cases on campus, we are inserting a dashboard on this page that will track the number of positive COVID cases on campus broken down by Upper Campus Staff, Upper Campus Student, Lower Campus Staff and Lower Campus student. The dashboard will be updated every Monday with the latest 7-day total. Regular contact tracing and contacting of families of individuals who were in close contact with a COVID-positive individual will still be notified.
Volunteers and Substitutes
We will continue to allow volunteers on campus, provided they abide by our mask policy. Additionally, we would greatly appreciate individuals who would be willing to serve as substitute teachers, as a few of our regular substitute teachers have moved into more permanent substitute roles. If you are interested in substituting, please click here for more information on TK-6th Substitute Teaching, here for more information on 7-12th Substitute Teaching and here for Administrative/ Lunch Program.