COVID-19 Information

Highland Hall follows the Los Angeles County Department of Health directives when formulating our COVID Protocols.

As of March 2023, LA County has defined the level of COVID transmission as "low."  Of course, this can change at any time. Please read our updated COVID Protocols PDF file displayed in the righthand-side column.



  • On campus testing provided by Heluna Health is available Monday mornings until 11 am. (Read details below)
  • We have at-home COVID testing kits available for students and faculty to utilize when testing is required.
  • After testing positive for COVID, masking continues for ten days if returning to school unless a person has had 2 sequential negative tests more than 24 hours apart.
  • Masking is strongly recommended for ten days after a confirmed exposure to a positive case.
  • Please test if a person is symptomatic:
    • Symptoms for possible COVID 19 for ECC and Lower School students are: fever over 100, new cough; vomiting; or any onset diarrhea.
    • Symptoms for High School students are: fever or feverish feelings, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, fatigue, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea.  
    • You may use any testing resource that is convenient for you, including a home test.  
    • Parents, please email the front office your student's test results. 
  • Testing is strongly recommended if a person had a positive COVID test and is returning to school between days 5-10.  
  • Testing is strongly recommended after being exposed to a positive case, and after 3-5 days from the last exposure.
Our independent testing provider, Heluna Health, provides free, rapid antigen testing weekly, on Mondays, from 7:45 am to 11:00 am.   This is held in the Unity Room, just off the main office.  
If you would like to utilize this service at any time during this school year, please sign up here to register. Re-registration is required even if you used the service last year.

The COVID-19 testing sites on the LA County COVID-19 Testing website offer no-cost (free) testing.  Some examples of LA County testing sites near school: 

(1) Valley Urgent Care 9335 Reseda Blvd. #100, Northridge 1.17 miles away . Drive-up (by appointment) Walk-up (by appointment)  Make an appointment 

(2) Balboa Park OptumServe 5903 N. Balboa Blvd Van Nuys 4.4 miles away Drive-up only (by appointment) Make appointment 

(3) Mid Valley YMCA City of Los Angeles 6901 Lennox Ave. Van Nuys 4.97 miles away No appointment necessary - register in person Walk-up only Make appointment 

Additionally, the City of Los Angeles also offers free COVID-19 testing. Their interactive map makes it easy to find a testing site near you.

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) has also partnered with pharmacies and retail companies to accelerate testing for more Americans in communities across the country.  Also see free at-home COVID-19 Tests website.

Please visit these companies' websites to learn more about their efforts to provide timely and accessible COVID-19 testing or to schedule an appointment.


No-cost testing is available at local health centers and select pharmacies:


For local testing information, visit the California health department's website.

Please report student test results to the Front Office at [email protected].
This form is HIPAA compliant.
Highland Hall follows the guidelines of the CDC, which are also adopted by the State Department of Education.  Please refer here to those guidelines.  These guidelines do not apply for a family traveling in a car.  We also adhere to the LA Country Travel Guidance.
Highland Hall Waldorf School is actively monitoring information from our public health officials.  The following protocols govern Highland Hall's handling of the COVID pandemic: