SB 1479 and COVID Testing at AEA
Albert Einstein Academies has adopted the California Department of Public Health’s Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools and Child Care Settings to Support Safe In-Person Services and Mitigate the Spread of Communicable Diseases for the 2023-2024 School Year as it is updated based on current scientific knowledge and anticipated trends to meet the requirements of SB 1479.
Full Board approved resolution regarding this adoption can be found HERE.
Designated COVID testing point of contact:
Cathy Montes, email@example.com
To access over-the-counter (home) tests:
Families can access free over-the-counter (OTC) tests through the front office at each campus or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To access COVID-19 Testing at AEA:
Weekly testing is provided every Wednesday afternoon at the elementary school. Please make sure your student is registered through our Primary Health portal HERE.
*The CDPH Testing Framework For K-12 Schools for the 2023-24 School Year addresses recommended practices for school districts, schools and county officer of education, which include:
- Identifying a COVID Testing Point of Contact to facilitate communication and coordination with the CA Testing Task Force;
- Reviewing current testing recommendations provided by CDPH;
- Maintaining situation awareness of the testing resources and programs offered by the CA Testing Task Force and monitoring availability of pre-positioned testing resources housed with a County Office of Education or Local Health Jurisdiction for rapid distribution to schools;
- Monitoring the CDC’s COVID Community Data Tracker as a method of identifying when to increase or reestablish school testing operations; and
- Communicating any questions, concerns or additional testing resources/needs to the CA Testing Task Force.
It also provides considerations for COVID-19 testing for K-12 Schools including:
- Direct ordering of over-the-counter (OTC) tests.
- Utilizing educational materials to facilitate proper OTC test use.
- Additional test distribution resources after students and staff return from prolonged school breaks.
- Utilizing antigen tests as the primary option for detecting COVID-19 in schools.
- Guidance on when PCR or other molecular testing is recommended for schools