Covid-19 Resources and Information » Our Covid-19 Safety Plan

Our Covid-19 Safety Plan

Our Covid-19 School Safety Plan was last updated on 1/20/22. You can view a PDF of the safety plan below or by clicking this link. Recent updates are as follows:

Mask Update (3/11/22):

Due to the decrease in Covid cases in California, beginning Monday, March 14th, California schools will no longer require the use of masks for both employees and students regardless of vaccination status. YCSC will follow the current state guidelines and will no longer require, but strongly recommend, the use of masks amongst staff and students. Although YCSC is not requiring mask wearing, some programs are opting to continue mask use at their sites. As such, please check in with your student's YouthBuild program about their guidelines and requirements regarding mask use from this point forward.

YCSC will continue to supply N95 and KN95 masks to all sites for any students and staff members who want one.


Vaccination Updates:

YCSC is dedicated to upholding the standards of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in encouraging staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. In response to Governor Newsom’s public health order, YCSC requires staff to either be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 or, for staff who opt out of taking the Covid-19 vaccine, undergo weekly PCR or antigen testing. Vaccination records and weekly Covid-19 test results for unvaccinated staff must be uploaded to Preworkscreen, the daily self screening application that YCSC uses for monitoring symptoms and logging staff vaccination information. 

YCSC students are strongly recommended, but not required, to get vaccinated against Covid-19. 

Rapid Antigen Testing Updates:
The Los Angeles County Office of Education and the CDPH have partnered with Primary Health to provide YCSC sites with Abbott’s BinaxNOW rapid antigen kits. Students who were a close contact of someone who recently tested positive for Covid and/or who are showing symptoms, should tell a staff member and take a rapid antigen test ASAP. Please refer to the Appendix of our Safety Plan for additional instructions for rapid testing.

Testing Guidance:
YCSC does not currently have a school-wide testing requirement for students and staff. It is left up to each site how they choose to use the testing options available. Any questions regarding PCR or rapid antigen tests should be directed to Tyler Hamilton at [email protected]


All staff and students will be notified of any additional updates to the safety plan and those updates will also be posted on the website. 

Our Safety Plan Documents (last updated 1/20/22):