COVID-19 Response

  • The health and safety of our Lakeside community is our highest priority.

    As our community continues to navigate through COVID-19, the school has implemented the following mitigation measures recommended by the San Francisco Public Health Department and Community Care Licensing below.  It is important that everyone in our Lakeside community follows these policies to keep our school as safe as possible.  Please note that these policies will evolve as we receive further guidance, so please check this page regularly.

  • Vaccinations and Boosters

    Vaccination and boosters of teachers, staff, eligible children, and household members for COVID-19 are one of the most effective ways to decrease the risk of COVID-19.  All Lakeside teachers and staff are vaccinated and boosted.  All students and family members are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted.

  • Health Screening

    Screening children at home for any signs of illness prior to arriving at school is one of the best ways to mitigate the potential exposure and transmission of illnesses, including COVID-19.  All children are to be screened for fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, muscle aches, body aches, and/or loss of smell or taste.  All children must be symptom-free without the use of fever-reducing medication in order to attend school. 

  • Masking

    Though not mandatory, masking with a well-fitting, high-quality mask is encouraged while indoors on campus during times of known COVID-19 exposure at school or when cases increase within our community.  Extra masks for children and adults are available at Lakeside on request.

  • Hand Hygiene

    Washing your hands regularly and thoroughly can prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Lakeside washes hands at key times during the day (upon arrival, after toileting, before eating, after outside play, etc.).  Reinforce hand washing at home.

  • COVID-19 Notification

    All students, families, and staff are required to inform the school immediately if they or anyone in their household:

    • Exhibit any of the COVID-19 symptoms,
    • Have been in contact with a known positive COVID-19 case; and/or
    • Have tested positive for COVID-19.
    • Should there be a positive case of COVID-19 at Lakeside, affected students, families, and staff will be notified as well as SFDPH and Community Care Licensing.
  • Quarantine and Isolation

    Lakeside follows the following isolation and quarantine protocols:

    If a child or staff tests positive or is diagnosed with COVID-19:
    Notify Lakeside immediately and stay home for at least 5 days after the positive test result or after symptoms started (Day 0).  While at home, isolate yourself from close contacts and take COVID-19 mitigation measures.  You may return to Lakeside after Day 5 (on Day 6) if you are fever free for at least 24 hours and symptoms have improved without the use of fever-reducing medication. 

    If a child or staff is exposed to COVID-19 at home (a member of the household tests positive or is diagnosed with COVID-19):
    Those who are exposed at home may continue to attend school as long as symptoms are not present.  

    If a child or staff is exposed to COVID-19 at school:
    Those who are exposed at school may continue to attend school as long as symptoms are not present.

  • Travel Advisory

    Those returning from travel must be free of any illness symptoms without the use of fever-reducing medication.

  • Visitors Screening

    Anyone visiting the school, including volunteers, specialists, enrichment vendors, and outside contractors, are asked to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Physical Environment

    Honeywell HEPA air purifiers and Purell hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the school.  Air purifiers are running continuously while windows are opened for additional ventilation.

  • Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting

    All toys, materials, equipment and furniture are cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected according to our school’s cleaning schedule.  Lysol, Clorox and Purell are our primary cleaning agents.

  • Community Compliance

    All students and families are asked to abide by the health and safety guidelines. If there is any breach of the guidelines or false information regarding health is provided, enrollment is subject to suspension or termination without a refund at the sole discretion of Lakeside Presbyterian Center for Children.

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