The health and safety protocols followed by Mount Madonna School (MMS) are designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and are informed by guidance from the California Department of Public Health, the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency, the Center for Disease Control, and in consultation with physicians and scientists. As flu season approaches, public health and physicians are encouraging flu shots as many of the symptoms and signs of the flu are similar to COVID-19.
We continue our practices of daily I’mHealthyToday (IHT) screening, wearing masks, physical distancing, reinforcing healthy hygiene habits, and enhanced cleaning and sanitation routines. MMS will remain open for in-person learning unless the one or more of the following occur:
- We have positive COVID cases in our school community
- Air quality or the weather does not permit in-person learning
- The state or local health department instructs us to close campus
- There is significant non-compliance with the California COVID safety guidelines. The community-minded precautions we take off-campus are as equally important as the ones we practice daily at MMS
Daily IHT screening allows the school administration to monitor health on our campus. IHT offers an added benefit to our students, faculty and staff by providing them with timely access to a medical professional should they feel unwell.