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COVID-19

COVID FAQ:

 

  • Will Akiva be taking children’s temperatures throughout the day? 

Every student will have their temperature checked at morning drop-off. We will not re-check temperatures throughout the day unless a specific situation warrants a temperature re-check.In the event that your child has a fever, you will be notified immediately. When after-school programming resumes, we will recheck students who will be participating before they join their after-school program.

 

  • What should I do if my child has a fever? 

If your child has a fever, do NOT send him/her to school. Monitor your child’s symptoms and contact your pediatrician or doctor. Students must remain fever free for 72 hours before returning to school. 

Please inform Marissa at the Akiva Office – marissa@akivanashville.net or 615-356-1880. DO NOT send your child to school before speaking with Marissa.

 

  • What should I do if someone in my household has a fever or is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms? 

Reach out to your primary care doctor and follow their instructions for COVID testing.

Please inform Marissa at the Akiva Office – marissa@akivanashville.net or 615-356-1880. DO NOT send your child to school before speaking with Marissa. 

 

  • Can I send my child to school if someone in my household has a fever or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms? 

If someone in your household has a fever or is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, please schedule an appointment with your doctor. Your child is not allowed in the building until we have a doctor’s note or a negative COVID-19 test. 

Please inform Marissa at the Akiva Office – marissa@akivanashville.net or 615-356-1880. DO NOT send your child to school before speaking with Marissa.

 

  • What should I do if someone in my household tests positive for COVID-19? 

Click here to review CDC recommendations for what to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19. Families who have a positive COVID-19 test are required to notify the school. Akiva will provide detailed instructions on next steps regarding your child’s re-entry and education plan while s/he is in quarantine. Please be sure to see the chart below. : https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

Please inform Marissa at the Akiva Office – marissa@akivanashville.net or 615-356-1880. DO NOT send your child to school before speaking with Marissa.

 

  • If my child has to quarantine, how will my child continue his/her education? 

Your child’s teacher and a school administrator will work closely with you to develop a viable education plan for your child.

Please inform Marissa at the Akiva Office – marissa@akivanashville.net or 615-356-1880. DO NOT send your child to school before speaking with Marissa.

 

  • What is your mask policy? 

All students, faculty and staff are required to wear a mask at all times. Students will be given the opportunity to have “mask breaks” in a safe and regulated way. These policies will be updated as needed.

 

  • Will in person events still take place this Fall? 

All in-person events are currently canceled. Please read your emails and texts for updated information. 

 

  • How will children social distance at Akiva School? 

All learning spaces have been measured and marked with 6 feet of space in between them. Floor markers and signs remind students to remain 6 feet apart from each other. Every class also has a designated outdoor learning space with 6 feet of space marked between students. Every classroom is also equipped with a plexi-glass shield to facilitate safe interaction.

 

  • Will we still be able to purchase lunch from Akiva? 

Yes, lunch is still available for purchase and will be served following CDC guidelines.

 

  • Will Akiva still offer After School learning opportunities? 

Following the recommendations of our COVID Advisory Committee, we will offer after-school learning opportunities later in the school year. Information will be made available to families as it becomes available.  

 

  • As a parent, how can I help my child with our “new reality” of COVID-19? 

The CDC has some wonderful resources on helping your child cope during this “new reality.” Please click here to access those resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/for-parents.html

Akiva’s guidance counselor, Beth Siller, is also available to meet with families and students to provide additional support.

 

  • Who should I contact if I have questions about my child’s health? 

If you have specific questions regarding your child’s health, please contact their pediatrician.

 

  • What are symptoms of COVID-19? 

According to the CDC, symptoms can range from mild to severe and may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

 

  • When should I call the doctor? 

Please call your doctor if you exhibit more than one of the symptoms listed above. Seek emergency medical care if you have:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face

 

  • Where can I get tested in Nashville?
      1.  Metro Nashville offers three drive-thru testing sites Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Results take 1-2 days:
    • Nissan Stadium Lot “N,” 1 Titans Way, Nashville, TN 37213
    • Meharry Medical College, 918 21st Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37208
    • Former Kmart, 2491 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217 
        1. A COVID-19 hotline is also available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST daily at 615-862-7777.
        2. A complete listing of testing sites in Nashville can be found at https://do615.com/p/where-to-get-covid-19-testing-in-nashville
        3. An interactive map of testing sites in Tennessee can be found at

      https://www.tn.gov/health/cedep/ncov/remote-assessment-sites.html

       

      • Who should I call if I have questions about COVID-19? 

      Please call the Nashville COVID hotline at 615-862-7777 or visit https://www.asafenashville.org/

      Contact Us


      P: 615-356-1880
      F: 615-356-1850

      info@akivanashville.net

      809 Percy Warner Blvd.
      Nashville, TN 37205

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