COVID-19 Information Fall 2021

 
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:
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

OPTION 1: Every and Any Day Testing: Drive-up to the lab; no appointment needed

The lab we are using provides free, drive-up testing, no appointment needed. This is a PCR, mouth swab test, with a 12-hour turnaround time.
 
Drive-thru Hours
Monday- Friday 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Universal Diagnostic Laboratories
6700 Valjean Ave
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(877) 883-8783
 

Please tell them the name of the school, Highland Hall, and our Account #1003315.

 

OPTION 2: Weekly Testing on Campus

Free weekly COVID testing will be provided on campus on Fridays 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, at the Treehouse. This is a PCR, mouth swab test, with a 12-hour turnaround time.  If you want to participate, please sign up here for testing.  You do not need to pick a specific time but it helps us plan the volume.  

  • For students/parents in the ECC through Grades 1-6:   Please park and walk to retrieve your child to bring to the Treehouse. 
  • For students in Grades 7-12:   You must sign up your child in advance.  You do not need to go to the test with them but they must bring their testing paperwork that you have signed with them.  These forms are provided upon sign-up.  After School Care is free until 4:30 pm for students who are signed up for testing. 
 
OPTION 3: Home tests, other testing locations
You are welcome to use your own home test kits, or other testing services.  If you are not using the above testing resources through our account at UDL, you will need to take a photo of the results, or upload the results and report your test results to Highland Hall.
 
For Options 1 and 2 above with UDL, you will need to complete this insurance information form every time you/your student tests:

The COVID-19 testing sites on the LA County COVID-19 Testing website offer no-cost (free) testing.

The City of Los Angeles also offers free COVID-19 testing.

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 (HHS website)

These companies are coordinating with state and local governments to:

  • Provide Americans with faster, less invasive and more convenient testing
  • Protect healthcare personnel by eliminating direct-contact with symptomatic individuals
  • Expand testing to communities across the United States, especially those that are under-tested  and socially vulnerable

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.

At this time, LA County Department of Health does not mandate school testing except in limited circumstances.  Please note that these protocols were updated earlier this week. The following students are currently required to test at least weekly:

  • All unvaccinated students who are playing AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS, whether indoors or outdoors.
  • All students who are playing an INDOOR, AFTER SCHOOL SPORT, whether or not they are vaccinated. 

We encourage people to utilize testing services.  All household members are welcome to do so.

If you do not utilize the school's account with UDL labs, you will need to inform us of your test results.
 
 
 
TRAVEL and QUARANTINE 
Highland Hall follows the guidelines of the CDC, which are also adopted by the State Department of Education.  Please refer here to those guidelines.