Community Services

COVID-19 Protocols Community Services

Update as of July 4, 2022

As of June 14, 2022, all mandatory COVID-19 public health restrictions in Alberta were lifted.

At Foothills Academy, we continue to prioritize safety in our building in a variety of ways, including: maximizing ventilation; requiring staff members to be vaccinated; encouraging frequent hand hygiene; making hand sanitizer available throughout the building; providing clear barriers for one-to-one work, and ensuring frequent cleaning occurs in high-touch areas or shared materials.

Going forward, the following applies to all Community Services clients and staff members:

  • We support the diverse experiences and choices made by each person working or taking programs in our building, however, we do encourage the wearing of masks in the common areas of the building.
  • Please stay home if you are feeling ill.
  • Remember that Alberta Health still has recommendations for isolation  "Albertans with COVID-19 symptoms not related to a pre-existing condition, and Albertans who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate as outlined below: 
  • Albertans who are fully vaccinated: isolate for least 5 days or until the person’s symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. Following isolation, wear a mask at all times when around others outside of home for up to 5 more days (10 total). This means you should eat or drink alone, away from others. o 
  • Albertans who are not fully vaccinated: isolate for 10 days or until your COVID-19 symptoms resolve, whichever is longer."
  • Please utilize the Parent Drop-off checkpoint set up at our front entrance, about 10 metres before the main doors. Parents are still unable to enter the building, so staff members will meet the client at the checkpoint, and escort them to their appointment. The young person will be escorted back to the same location at the end of their appointment.
  • We will require any client who experiences COVID-19 symptoms during their program to be picked up by a parent/guardian as soon as possible.