Coronavirus Information
COVID-19

Coronavirus Health & Safety Information

At CIP, we pride ourselves on being an extremely safe community. Unprecedented times call for new ways of adapting and rising to meet the challenges ahead. Our community is dedicated to continually upholding our health and safety standards as COVID-19 best practices evolve.

The following policies are updated regularly and subject to change:

Update

Effective September 28th, 2021 all CIP staff members are required to maintain a current level of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and its variants. This is in the interest of the safest possible CIP community and is consistent with guidance from President Biden. CIP’s leadership team continues to monitor public health developments and associated requirements by federal, state, and local agencies.

 

Full Year Programs

CIP’s comprehensive full-year transition programs are located across the US. Note that each CIP Center may be subject to different policies based on state and local guidance from health officials. The following are CIP’s standard policies which generally apply to all Centers.

 

Goal: To help ensure students understand and practice key health and hygiene practices specific to COVID-19 and related diseases and to ensure a level of appropriate self-care is followed if experiencing symptoms or illness.

Goal: To train staff members in best practices related to the prevention of COVID-19 and to provide support for students in following related health and hygiene practices.

Goal: To adapt and modify CIP’s physical settings, staffing structure, student programming, services, and supporting activities in order to retain our focus on student learning and engagement while providing a safe and healthy environment.

Goal: To obtain expert guidance on an ongoing basis related to local community trends and resources and assistance in guiding CIP’s plans and decision making.

Goal: To clearly outline additional scenarios, triggering events, and related action plans in the case of serious business and/or program disruptions (such as discontinuation of on-site services) specific to COVID-19 and related communicable diseases.

Goal: To continue to review and revise internal and external communication practices and related communication channels as needed ensuring all parties continue to coordinate and stay informed on a timely basis.

All CIP Centers are currently hosting tours for prospective families and professionals by appointment only.

Tours and visits are subject to our health and safety policies including self-health attestation, social distancing, and wearing facial masks, when applicable.

Please contact our National Admissions Office for more information at 877-566-9247 or admissions@cipworldwide.org.

Family members and other guests visiting CIP students must notify the CIP Center in advance for approval and coordinate their visit accordingly.

At this time, facial masks are required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals indoors out of an abundance of caution due to the increase in COVID cases and the Delta variant and related CDC guidance.

Effective September 28th, 2021 all CIP staff members are required to maintain a current level of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and its variants. This is in the interest of the safest possible CIP community and is consistent with guidance from President Biden. CIP’s leadership team continues to monitor public health developments and associated requirements by federal, state, and local agencies.

When a student travels off campus, CIP requires close coordination with the student and family to make proper preparations for departure and return.

CIP’s Return Screening Process checks in individually with each student and their family to review travel plans, CIP’s current policy’s, and related health and safety practices to help ensure our high level of health and safety standards continue to be met.

CIP’s Stay-over Policy gives current students the option to reside within their student housing during scheduled CIP non-programming periods. This can be beneficial for students who may have difficulty traveling during shorter breaks, are employed and want to continue working, or otherwise have a reasonable need to stay within their housing with limited staffing support. Stay-overs are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Note: Stay-overs for the Summer Term break for returning students are not permitted.

 

Summer Programs

Summer@CIP, our two-week in-person summer programs for high school sophomores to recent high school graduates are in-person for 2021, with an additional Virtual Summer Program option. As always, interested applicants are encouraged to contact our admissions office to begin the process early.

Please visit www.cipsummer.com for more information on summer programs.

At this time, facial masks are required for unvaccinated individuals only when accessing CIP’s space, provided transportation, and student housing. Note: Each CIP Center is subject to varying state and local guidance. Please check with the Center location for more specifics.

Effective September 28th, 2021 all CIP staff members are required to maintain a current level of vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and its variants. This is in the interest of the safest possible CIP community and is consistent with guidance from President Biden. CIP’s leadership team continues to monitor public health developments and associated requirements by federal, state, and local agencies.

When a student travels off campus, CIP requires close coordination with the student and family to make proper preparations for departure and return.

CIP’s Return Screening Process checks in individually with each student and their family to review travel plans, CIP’s current policy’s, and related health and safety practices to help ensure our high level of health and safety standards continue to be met.

What Related Guidance Does CIP Follow?

CIP is unique in that it has elements of a school, institute of higher education, shared living environment, and business. Thus CIP reviews and incorporates elements of related CDC guidance in conjunction with local health officials to develop and adapt policies and procedures to maintain strict levels of health and safety. CIP is a residential special education service provider which is considered an “essential service” and thus we maintain a certain level of in-person services ongoing.

 

Call +1 (877) 566-9247 or fill our our online inquiry form to request assistance in finding a CIP location.
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