OCS COVID-19 and Overall Health Policies

Safety and health are of prime importance for Our Community School. 
For 2023-24, OCS has instituted a Health Policy to keep our community safe and healthy. There are many highly contagious respiratory illnesses in society, including COVID-19, the flu, RSV, etc. It is important that if anyone becomes infected while they are healing, we also do everything we can to stop/slow the spread in our community.
  1. If you feel sick or have any symptoms of COVID-19, we are asking students and staff to mask while indoors. 
  2. We ask that those with symptoms of COVID-19 take a rapid Covid test. OCS has tests available for students and staff, please inquire at the school office. 
  3. If positive, you will need to isolate for at least 5 days. Please call the school office immediately to report a positive case.
    • Day 1 is the day after you test positive or the day after symptoms start, whichever is earlier.
    • On Day 5, you should rapid test again to see if you are negative. 
    • You may come out of isolation on Day 6, but you must wear a mask when around others (indoors and outdoors) through the end of Day 10. This is true whether you test negative or not. 
    • If you are not well enough to wear a mask for the entirety of the day, you should stay home until well enough to do so.
  4. Those who are close contacts (near the positive case for at least 15 minutes during 24 hours within the 2 days before they were sick) will need to wear masks for the 10-day exposure period. OCS will be notifying classes and individuals that we know are close to those students.
  5. If there is a person in the home of a student or staff member who tests positive, that student or staff member may still come to school. They will need to wear a mask. Once the close contact begins to feel symptoms of COVID-19, they must stay home, isolate, and take a rapid test.