COVID-19 Health and Safety 

Since the pandemic’s impact was first felt within our community, Yavneh families have shown great strength, resilience and support for one another. This widespread demonstration of care for friends and neighbors will continue to serve us well as students and teachers return to campus in person for the 2021-22 school year!  

At Yavneh, we closely monitor all national, state and local health guidelines in an effort to keep our community safe and thriving throughout the pandemic. Members of our faculty and administrative team attend weekly meetings hosted by Santa Clara County public health officials. In addition, Yavneh has a Health and Safety Advisory Panel made up of health care professionals, educators, parents and community members that advise us on health and safety issues affecting our community. 

As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our community, we reaffirm our commitment to providing an exceptional education based on academic purpose, collaborative learning, Jewish values, and a deep commitment to humanity. Our dedication to educating our students is matched only by our commitment to keeping them safe. 

Most Recent COVID Safety Update:

Reduce Your Risk
We cannot control the number of cases in our community, but we can take steps to reduce our risk of getting and transmitting COVID.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends these steps to reduce your risk of getting and spreading COVID:

  1. Get Vaccinated – Everyone 5 or older is eligible for the vaccine. Everyone 12 or older is eligible for the booster.  Get a COVID vaccine as soon as you can.
  2. Wear a Mask – Masks should be fitted to the face without gaps and should cover both your nose and mouth.
  3. Physical Distance – Stay at least six feet away from people who do not live with you to the greatest extent possible.
  4. Avoid Crowds – Large gatherings, particularly indoors, should be avoided to the greatest extent possible.
  5. Hand Hygiene – Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Types of Tests
There are two types of COVID testing that should be used for specific situations.

PCR tests should be used when:

  • You have not tested positive for COVID in the past 90 days
  • You have a COVID symptom
  • You are individually made aware of being in close contact with a COVID positive person

PCR tests are available through the school every Tuesday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm.  Appointments are required (see below).

Antigen tests should be used when:

  • You have tested positive for COVID and want to end isolation after 5 days
  • You are an unvaccinated close contact and want to end quarantine after 5 days

COVID-19 Testing

We will be using Global Virus Pass, GVP, as our COVID-19 testing service.
If parents would prefer, they can email the results of a PCR test to [email protected].

DIRECTIONS to CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT (one-time process – use browser only):

  • Click CREATE ACCOUNT and then click “Join”
  • Confirm account via email and Log in.
  • click join (create a profile, enter the info, add insurance)
  • add family with “my circle”, add insurance
  • click home button
  • click my schedule
  • click by facility
  • choose “Yavneh Day School Walk-ins”
  • click PCR test (self-collection)
  • schedule appointment by date (choose any time, time doesn’t matter)


  • click my schedule
  • click by facility
  • choose “Yavneh Day School Walk-ins”
  • click PCR test (self-collection)
  • schedule appointment for the morning of the drop-off date
  • drop-off between 8:00 am – 10:30 am on the specified date


  • Drop off the sample in the contactless drop-off box in front of the building by 10:30 am. 
  • The patient will provide the completed, self-administered test and write the patient’s name and DOB on the collection tube. 


  • Results will be available within 48 hours in your GVP account.

Travel Restrictions

  • We will follow CDC recommendations for international travel – a 7-day quarantine is required for those who aren’t vaccinated with testing 3-5 days after returning to the United States.
  • Work will be provided for students who are in quarantine due to travel during school vacations. In addition, teachers will offer daily check-ins on Zoom.


  • Masks will continue to be worn both inside and outside by everyone on school grounds.


  • We will continue to require PCR testing every week. 


  • We will follow the State mandate of requiring vaccines for students once the childhood vaccines are approved for full usage.


  • Prospective students will be allowed to shadow after showing a negative test administered within 72 hours of the shadow date.
  • Parents will continue to be invited to outdoor activities/events; masks are required.
  • Prospective parents will be allowed inside for tours after showing vaccination cards and a negative test within 72 hours of the tour. They can view the classrooms from the classroom doorway. Non-vaccinated parents will be able to have virtual tours and/or can come to campus after-school after showing a negative test within 72 hours of the tour.
  • Parents whose children are celebrating their Bar/Bat Mitzvah will be able to come to the Torah service with proof of vaccination and a negative test. We will also Zoom the ceremony so that other family members can watch.
  • Adult-only events can occur indoors with proof of vaccination and masks.
  • Adult-only events can occur outdoors with proof of vaccinations and may include food.

Public Health Resources for Families

Yavneh’s health and safety guidelines directly reflect the guidance from our federal, state, and county governments. We will continue to assess the guidelines on an ongoing basis to ensure the health and safety of our students and faculty. 

Communication and Questions

We will communicate with families regularly about any updates or changes to our health and safety protocols. 

If you have any questions about the safety practices at Yavneh or you have a particular question regarding your child, we encourage you to reach out to us via email at [email protected].

Frequently Asked Questions

2021/2022 FAQs

Highlights of Yavneh’s COVID 19 Health and Safety Program

Below are some of the highlights of our healthy and safety program. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

COVID-19 Prepared School

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