Covid-19 Policies and Information
Please see the most recent guidance from DC Health for individuals exposed to someone who is positive for Covid-19 (September 20, 2023.)
All positive cases of Covid-19, or close contact exposures to a Covid-19 positive individual, should be reported immediately to ToTH by emailing the head of school at [email protected]. ToTH will send an alert to the community if a positive case is reported at school.
Staff and faculty: ToTH has had a vaccine mandate in place for staff since August 2021. All staff and teachers at ToTH are fully-vaccinated against Covid-19. OSSE also requires full vaccination against Covid-19 for licensed child care center staff, so any new staff members will also be required to provide proof of vaccination upon hire.
Enrolled children: ToTH strongly recommends that every child receive Covid-19 and annual flu vaccine. Each child must be current with childhood vaccinations as outlined on the DC Health Universal Health Certificate, as a condition of enrollment. ToTH will not accept medical or religious expemtions. We must receive each child’s up-to-date immunization records and completed health and dental forms by the enrollment forms deadline. Health and dental forms expire annually and must be completed again and resubmitted upon expiration. This is a requirement of the Office of the State Superintendent for Education. All questions related to the immunization requirement should be discussed with our Admissions and Enrollment Director, Ila Furman.
Vaccine Records: Parents should submit a copy of their child’s Covid-19 vaccination record to our director of admissions and enrollment, Ila Furman, at [email protected]. Vaccination records may also be uploaded directly to your child’s Curacubby portal in the “Forms” section.
Indoor and outdoor mask-wearing will be optional for staff and children during LOW and MEDIUM Covid-19 community levels for DC (as determined by the CDC). Our staff are happy to actively support your child if you would like to send them with a child-size KN95 or KF94 mask to wear at school.
- During HIGH Covid-19 community levels in DC, we anticipate requiring masks once again.
- Masking will also be required for staff and children over the age of 2 in certain circumstances where an additional prevention strategy is recommended:
- Individuals who are close contacts of an individual with a confirmed case of Covid-19 will need to mask at school for 10 days.
- Individuals who return from isolation on day 6 will need to wear a mask through day 10.
Stay Home When Sick
ToTH’s Illness Exclusion and Return criteria, which are published in the Family Handbook, will be strictly enforced. Exclusion from school is required for any child who develops symptoms of Covid-19. The child must be tested for Covid-19, or seek an alternate diagnosis from a healthcare provider. A sick child may return to school when standard return criteria (as published in the handbook) have been met. If your child develops symptoms of an illness during the course of the school day, we will isolate your child with a supervising staff member and call for an early pick-up.