The health and safety of Marymount students and staff is the top priority when making the decision to physically reopen our school campus for use by students, faculty & staff, and limited visitors for the 2020-21 school year.
Marymount has established clear plans and protocols to ensure the safety of students and staff, knowing that there is not a “one-size-fits-all” solution for reopening schools across California.
Marymount has reviewed all current* guidelines from the CDC, California Department of Education, and Santa Barbara County Health Department to determine we can safely welcome back the current enrollment of every student, faculty and staff back on campus full-time, every day for full school days, when SB County meets all required guidelines. *Per 7-17-20 State Mandates for the reopening of schools.
The Administration and Academic Leadership Team have used the CDE comprehensive checklist of health and safety items to guide our plans to reopen with one of the MVP|ABC plans in place on August 24th, 2020. This checklist was developed in consultation with the California Department of Public Health and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CAL-OSHA).
The Marymount Administration will determine, in collaboration with our local health officials*, in making the final decision to safely reopen and stay open-maybe on a daily or weekly basis as needed. *Santa Barbara County Health Officer | Dr. Henning Ansorg, MD, FACP
Going forward throughout this document Marymount will be referred to as “the School”.
The following guidelines will address protocols in 9 main categories:
a. Health & Hygiene
b. Protective Equipment (PPE)
c. Physical Distancing
d. Plan to Address Positive COVID-19 Cases or Community Case Surges
e. Injury and Illness Prevention Plan
f. Return to Campus - Checklist (for Physical Reopening of School)
g. Campus Access
i. Communication with Students, Parents, Employees, Public Health Officials, and the Community
j. Employee Issues