Each day, every faculty and staff member is required to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before reporting to campus. The self-screening can include taking their own temperature and checking for symptoms that could be COVID-19 related. If a staff member has COVID-19 symptoms, they must follow established procedures for reporting their absence and consult with the campus nurse or their healthcare provider for guidance and care.
Faculty and staff members must contact their campus nurse and division head if they have tested positive for COVID-19 or been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. The faculty or staff member will receive guidance along with the final clearance to return to work based on the unique situation of each individual and school policies.
Faculty and staff that have tested positive for COVID-19, must meet the following criteria to return to campus:
• At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared; AND,
• At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication; AND,
• Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving. (Loss of taste and smell may persist for weeks or months after recovery and need not delay the end of isolation.)
Faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 but do not have any symptoms must stay home until at least 10 days after the day they were tested.
Faculty and staff members, who are fully vaccinated and/or who remain asymptomatic, will not be required to quarantine from school after close contact with an infected individual.
FBCA’s Leadership Team will work diligently to support teachers through all circumstances this year. In the event a teacher must be away from school due to COVID-19, division heads will work with the faculty member to teach remotely, when feasible, and livestream into his or her classroom on campus. A substitute teacher will be placed in the classroom during this time to facilitate instruction and supervise our students.