COVID-19 Information Summer 2022

 

For your convenience during the Summer, Highland Hall will have free COVID testing for its students and families starting June 30, 2022 with the following schedule:

 

Thursdays - 9:30 am to 1:30 pm in the main office.

 

If your student has not yet tested on campus, please sign up for testing:  https://my.primary.health/l/highland_hall_waldorf_school

 

Click here to sign up here to consent to having your student tested without needing a parent. (Parents who already signed up to have their students tested in our voluntary weekly testing program do not need to sign up again) 

If you need to submit test results, you may submit a negative PCR test collected on Saturday or Sunday.  Please note, many labs are slow to produce results right now.  We recommend taking a test on Saturday morning to increase the likelihood that you have the results on Monday. Please email Shanda Cox, [email protected], with your student's results by Sunday at 4 pm in order to be exempt from Monday on-campus testing. 

Testing for ECC students under the age of 4 1/2

  • ECC students under the age of 4 1/2 need to be escorted by a Parent for on-campus testing.  Alternatively, you may submit a negative PCR test collected on Saturday or Sunday.  (See below for testing locations) 
  • If this is testing due to symptoms, exposure or a positive test result, or after returning from an extended break, you will need to wait with your child until you have received a confirmed negative test result.  Please plan to bring something to occupy your child while you wait. This is not a time to play with friends. After receiving a negative test, please escort your child to the ECC to be welcomed by their teacher. 

 

Testing for ECC student older than age 4 ½ and in Grades 1-12 Summer Programs

  • Teachers will be bringing their classes for testing, with priority given to our youngest students first.  Alternatively, you may submit a negative PCR test collected on Saturday or Sunday. (See below for testing locations)   
  • Parents who prefer to have their child come for testing with their class must sign our consent form. 
 
 

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.

California

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

 

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

 

We have an arrangement with UDL to provide drive-up testing, no appointment needed, for our community. This is a PCR, mouth swab test. 

  • Please note that they have had longer wait times and a slower turnaround time on lab results due to the current surge.
  • You must use the Highland Hall account #1003315.  Generally, the school has been receiving results more quickly than individuals.  Please use the form below to expedite this at the lab.
  • This is free for individuals with most insurance coverages, but have a cost of $65 for individuals without insurance and those insured with United Healthcare and Oscar insurance companies.
  • Parents must report lab results to Shanda Cox by email, [email protected]
     
    Drive-thru Hours
    Monday- Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
    Sat-Sun 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
     
    Universal Diagnostic Laboratories
    6700 Valjean Ave
    Van Nuys, CA 91406
    (877) 883-8783
Please report student test results to Shanda Cox, [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.
 

(last updated June 2022)

Adult visitors to Highland Hall’s campus who will be working directly with our students follow the same protocols as our teachers and staff.  Visitors who are fully vaccinated with boosters may choose whether or not they would like to wear a mask.  If you would like to choose to not wear a mask, please provide a copy of your vaccine record here in advance of your visit:

Vaccination report

Visitors who are not fully vaccinated and boosted, or who do not show a vaccination record, must wear an updated surgical or KN95 mask indoors on our campus.

 
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: