Covid-19 Regulations

All students are required to wear a medical, KN95 or N95 mask throughout the school day, except while eating.

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Masks

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Students must take the following precautions when wearing their masks:

  • Ensure that the mask is placed over the mouth, nose, and chin.

  • Ear loops should be used to keep the mask secured.

  • The masks should not be pulled down to speak.

  • If a mask becomes wet or dirty, it should be replaced.

  • Disposable masks should be discarded after the first wearing.

  • Hands must be washed thoroughly with soap and water throughout the day.

What happens if a student tests positive for Covid-19?

In an effort to keep the school community safe, all Takoma Academy reported cases of Covid-19 will be shared with families, students, and staff. Parents are strongly encouraged to communicate with the Principal regarding their child’s exposure to the Covid-19 virus.

 

In the event that a student experiences symptoms while at school, the student’s family will be contacted for immediate dismissal, and will be placed in our quarantine space during the waiting period.

 

Based on the recommendations of the CDC and  Maryland Department of Health, a student  who tests positive for COVID-19 must be quarantined for 5 days. The first quarantine day is the day after a student experiences symptoms  or a test has been completed.

What are the requirements for returning to school? 

If on day 6 the student continues to experience symptoms or has a fever, the student must remain at home until all symptoms subside. A negative rapid Covid-19 test must be submitted for re-entry.