Continued COVID-19 Extraordinary Measures in place for a safe environment

Updated: September 2022

CEFA will be following the guidelines below for Communicable Diseases, now including Covid-19.

All CEFA locations have been adhering to strict cleaning and disinfecting actions within the school to prevent communicable disease and will carry on doing so.

Daily Health Check

Children – Families are responsible for checking the children of any new or worsening symptoms before attending the school. If the child is presenting symptoms (listed below), they are not to attend to prevent spread of diseases. Staff and Teachers will also perform physical checks when admitting children into the classrooms.

Staff – Teachers, Administration and other Staff are responsible for their own Daily Health Checks. If presenting symptoms (listed below), they are not to be at the school until they are well enough to facilitate their classes.

Getting Sick at School
Any individual (child or staff) who are exhibiting the following symptoms will be sent home, to only return to school when symptoms have cleared, and they are well enough to fully participate in the regular classroom schedule.

Return after 24 hours of last occurrence

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Loss of sense of smell or taste
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of appetite
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Extreme fatigue or tiredness
  • Headache
  • Body aches

Return after 48 hours of last occurrence

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Individuals showing symptoms consistent with a previous health condition (with current Medical Care Plans) can attend school, provided they are well enough to engage in regular activities.

Staff to administer proper infection control precaution while person is waiting to be picked up – including but not limited to use of mask (excluding children under 2 years old), proper hand washing hygiene and cleaning/disinfection of surfaces.

Communicable Disease Management

Masks – As mask wearing is currently a Public Health recommendation, CEFA will support an individual’s personal decision based on their personal and medical reasons. Individual schools reserve the right to follow their own masking protocol, please check with your school for their Mask Policy.

Cleaning and Sanitation – CEFA Schools will continue to follow cleaning and sanitation protocols as set forth for Covid-19.

When Covid-19 Positive – Individuals who test positive will follow the current government (BCCDC for BC, Alberta Health Services for Alberta) guidelines for self-isolation. There is no need for a medical note to return if they have satisfied the number of days away, symptoms have improved and are well enough to join regular class schedules.

Reporting – To be considered an outbreak, CEFA schools will follow the Rule of 3 for Reporting to Licensing – 3 confirmed cases in 3 consecutive days in the same classroom.

School Closure – Schools reserve the right to close the school or a classroom in the event there is not enough staff (due to illness) to maintain teacher:child ratios. In the event of a closure, School Administrative team will send communication out to families.