OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE GUIDELINES


The health, safety, and well-being of Elite Academic Academy’s students and staff is paramount. Our COVID-19 Response Guidelines are designed to slow the spread of respiratory infectious diseases (specifically COVID-19), and to establish continuity for student learning during different stages of the schools’ reopening.  Please contact Elite Human Resources if exposure is suspected and/or confirmed at hr@eliteacademic.com.

California State Covid-19 safety measures.

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Qustion: Does Elite Academic currently require the COVID-19 vaccine for students?
Answer: As a non-classroom-based school, the COVID-19 vaccine for children (of any age) does not currently apply to us. This is because our students are primarily learning from home. 
 
More to come as these laws and expectations are changing daily. 

Question: How can I receive an at-home COVID-19 testing kit?

Answer: The cost of at-home COVID-19 testing kits will now be covered by insurance plans!  Please read the below (with chart) for more information.

Additionally, you may request (Free of Charge) up to 4 at-home COVID-19 test kits from the USPS: special.usps.com

At-Home COVID-19 Tests: What You Need to Know About Your Plan

Under the new mandate, at-home testing coverage for up to eight tests per person, per month will be provided under employer plans and for individuals who have purchased plans from the Affordable Care Act Exchange Marketplace. For example, a family of four that is covered under a private healthcare plan will have access to up to 32 tests, or eight per insured, at no cost to them. No prior authorization or doctor involvement is needed. The IRS has already stated that Covid testing coverage will never affect HDHP status or HSA eligibility.

Providers are encouraged to provide direct coverage for these over-the-counter tests. This will help mitigate the need for participants to pay upfront and submit a claim with the receipt for reimbursement. However, under the guidelines, insurance companies are permitted to require plan participants to pay upfront and submit a claim with the receipt for reimbursement.

The new guidelines only apply to at-home tests that are not employer-required. Insurance companies are not required to provide coverage where COVID-19 testing is for employment purposes, such as return-to-work or workplace screening testing. PCR and rapid tests are taken on-site at a healthcare provider will continue to be covered and have no monthly limit.

Carrier Information on Access Reimbursement for OTC COVID-19 Test
Aetna Members can submit a claim for reimbursement for tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022. Additional information will be available here once available
Anthem Members can submit a reimbursement claim on member portal for tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022.  Go to Claims & Payments, and choose Submit A Claim.
Blue Shield Members can submit reimbursement claim for a test kit for tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022. . Claim form and receipt will need to be submitted to Blue Shield.  Click here for more information.
Health Net Members can submit a reimbursement claim form for tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022.  on www.healthnet.com or by calling the Customer Contact Center at the telephone number listed on their ID card.
Kaiser Members can submit a reimbursement claim for tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022.
Sharp Members can submit claim reimbursement beginning January 15, 2022.
UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare’s initial preferred OTC retailer for at-home COVID-19 tests is Walmart Pharmacy, where members who have UnitedHealthcare Pharmacy benefits administered by OptumRx will have no up-front cost for tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022 and will not have to submit a form for reimbursement. UnitedHealthcare is working to add additional preferred retailers.

If the member purchases an at-home COVID-19 test, on or after January 15, 2022, at any in-store or online retailer other than the in-store Walmart Pharmacy counter, they may submit purchase receipt(s) for reimbursement at the UnitedHealthcare member portal for a maximum reimbursement of $12 per test. Reimbursement for tests purchased at Walmart.com and the Walmart checkout counters found at the front of the store also must be submitted through the UnitedHealthcare member portal. Many COVID-19 tests are sold as a two-pack so that means the test pack would be reimbursed at $24 ($12 for each test).

Dear Elite Academic Families,

We are excited to have you join us for the 2021-22 School Year! As we are all experiencing changes related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we would ask that you continue your extended safety measures anytime you are meeting in-person with Elite Academic Academy Staff.

We want to honor our families and will support you in making the best choice for your student. You have the choice to meet your Elite Teaching Staff in person or via Zoom. If you do choose to meet with your Elite Teaching Staff in-person, Elite strongly suggests you meet only outdoors.

You may meet indoors in public locations (i.e. public library, coffee shop, restaurant) as they are monitored heavily by local health departments; however, you must wear a mask if meeting indoors regardless of social distancing. Staff is NOT permitted to meet in homes at this time.

Should you participate in any in-person meetings, you must follow ALL of the below required protocols:

1. You must accept all in-person meetings invitations via Google Calendar. The meeting invitation must be accepted by all parties.

2. Students, families, and staff who will be in attendance at the in-person meeting must complete the Daily Health Screening in Parent Square the day of the meeting, via this link: Sign In |ParentSquare.

3. When the Parent Square app is open you will notice a bar at the bottom that reads “Submit Daily Health Screening.” Click on this bar, follow the prompts, and submit. [Again, staff, students, and families must all complete the screening.]

Any reports of symptoms will trigger the following auto-response:

“You responded YES to one of the questions in the form. Please stay home, do not appear in person and please contact your Elite Educator for the required next steps“.

If Students, families, or staff report positive COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT MEET IN PERSON. Instead, pivot to a Zoom meeting at an agreed upon time. Reach out to your Elite Teaching Staff with any questions.

3. If #1 and #2 above are completed (without issue), and you are meeting outdoors, you must:

Maintain a socially distanced space of 3 feet apart. We strongly urge you to wear an approved face mask during this outdoor meeting, although not a requirement if you are 3 feet apart.

If #1 and #2 above are completed (without issue), and you are meeting indoors, you must wear an approved face mask during this indoor meeting at all times.

Per CDPH Guidelines, staff and students are required to wear masks while indoors at all times. This is required action. A violation of this in-door mask policy may result in legal action and/or the suspension of your in-person meeting allowance.

Exemptions to masks requirements (per CA Dept. of Public Health as of July 28 , 2021) The following individuals are exempt from wearing masks at all times:

  • Persons younger than two years old. Very young children must not wear a mask because of the risk of suffocation.
  • Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a mask. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a mask could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a mask without assistance.
  • Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
  • Persons for whom wearing a mask would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.

We will continue to update you with the most current guidance and we thank you for your willingness to continue to take steps to keep yourself and others safe!

Sincerely,

Your Elite Administration

Visual Instructions for In-Person Meeting

State & County COVID-19 Response Resources

  • Industry Guidance for Schools – California State guidelines and considerations intended to help school and community leaders plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction.
  • CDC Guidance for K-12 Schools
  • County Variance Info – California State map that identifies county status on the monitoring list.
  • Vaccine Finder – This website includes the latest information on COVID-19 vaccine availability at certain providers and pharmacies.
  • MyTurn – Find vaccine sites and seeing if you are eligible to receive the vaccine in the State of California.