COVID-19 protocols

We are working hard to make our programming fun, safe, and in-person as much as possible— this requires transparency, respect, and an understanding of how our actions affect the health and wellbeing of others. We must remain vigilant in our response to COVID-19 and emphasize community care.

 

For the safety of staff, students, and our community, please understand that these COVID-19 protocols will be taken seriously:

  • Mask-wearing (over mouth and nose) is required at all times in the space

  • Social distancing will be maintained

  • You must stay home if you are feeling unwell (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea)

  • Stay home for 14 days if you have been exposed to or are currently positive with COVID-19.

If able and willing, talk to your apprenticeship mentor about remotely participating for the days you are quarantining. Working during quarantine is not mandatory.

 

You will not be punished for taking care of your health and taking precautions. 

Have you been diagnosed with Covid in the last 90 days?

 

Have you received either 2 doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, at least 14 days ago?

Please send a copy of your vaccine card OR positive COVID test results that is dated within the last 90 days to amaryllis@elevatedthought.org.

COVID-19 Resources

Visit wearelawrence.org/coronavirus for the most up-to-date Lawrence-specific resources.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides helpful guidance and recommendations:

Other Resources

Q. What should I do if I test positive for Covid-19?

A. Notify your track mentor and the program director (amaryllis@elevatedthought.org) that you have tested positive and include answers to the questions below in your email:

  • What apprenticeship track are you in?

  • What was the last date you were at HQ?

  • What date did you test positive for Covid?

  • If you are symptomatic what date did your symptoms begin?

ET crew + apprentices must do the following:

1. Isolate for a minimum of 10 days from the start date of symptoms or date of a positive test.

2. If possible, get tested 3 days after exposure and 4 days after the results of the first test. 

3. After quarantining and two sets of negative tests, you may return to HQ if symptoms have improved and have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

4. Send a copy of the original positive Covid test results to amaryllis@elevatedthought.org.

5. Wait for approval to return to HQ in person.

6. Do NOT return to HQ unless you receive a clearance email or text from the program director, Amaryllis Lopez.

Q. What should I do if I feel unwell or am symptomatic for Covid-19?

A. Generally speaking, if you are feeling unwell be safe and stay home. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea). If you are experiencing any of these symptoms in HQ you will be asked to leave. 

 

Notify your track mentor that you are feeling unwell and won't be physically present.

Notify the program director (amaryllis@elevatedthought.org) and include answers to the questions below in your email:

  • What was the last date you were in the building?  

  • What date did your symptoms begin? 

ET crew + apprentices must do the following:

1. Get a Covid test done immediately.

2. If asymptomatic, have a Covid test on day 5 or later of quarantine.

3. Must quarantine regardless of vaccination status.

4. After the quarantine period has ended, send a copy of the negative Covid results to amaryllis@elevatedthought.org.

5. Wait for approval to return to work in person. 

6. Do NOT return to HQ unless you receive a clearance email or text from the program director, Amaryllis Lopez.

Q. What should I do if I was exposed to someone who tests positive for Covid-19?

A. Notify your track mentor and the program director (amaryllis@elevatedthought.org) and include answers to the questions below in your email:

  • What was the last day you were in HQ? 

  • What was the most recent date of contact with the positive Covid case?

  • When did the positive case test positive for Covid?

  • When did the positive case become symptomatic, if they have symptoms?

  • If you live with the positive case, are you able to completely isolate yourself?

  • If you are symptomatic, what date did your symptoms begin?

ET crew + apprentices must do the following:

1. Get a Covid test done immediately. 

2. If asymptomatic, have a Covid test on day 5 or later of quarantine.

3. Must quarantine regardless of vaccination status.

4. After the quarantine period has ended, send a copy of the negative Covid results to the amaryllis@elevatedthought.org.

5. Wait for approval to return to work in person. 

6. Do NOT return to HQ unless you receive a clearance email or text from the program director, Amaryllis Lopez.

Q. What should I do if I plan to or have traveled or gathered (unmasked or masked) in a large crowd* (i.e. a concert, graduation, family celebration)?

A. ET crew + apprentices must do the following:

1. Notify the program director (amaryllis@elevatedthought.org)and your track mentor of your travel dates.

2. Do not immediately return to HQ. Get a Covid test done two days after your arrival or the day after a large gathering.

3. Must quarantine and work remotely for at least 5 days after traveling or gathering in a large crowd regardless of vaccination status. If asymptomatic, have a Covid test on day 5 or later of quarantine.

4. After the quarantine period has ended, send a copy of the negative Covid results.

5. Wait for approval to return to work in person.

 

6. Do NOT return to HQ unless you receive a clearance email or text from the program director, Amaryllis Lopez.

*Per CDC guidelines, large crowds include family gatherings that bring together people from multiple different households and pods.