Coronavirus Information
COVID-19

COVID-19 Preparedness

Our promise is to help ensure the highest levels of health and safety within our programs and to adapt our programs and services to address both temporary and permanent societal changes within education, housing, employment, socialization, and health and well-being due to COVID-19.

Coronavirus Health & Safety Information

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

The following policies are updated regularly and subject to change:

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.

Six Point Plan Key Objectives

Student Health & Hygiene

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.

Staff COVID-19 Education & Response

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.

Administrative & Student Services Protocols

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.

Collaboration with State & Local Health Officials

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.

Contingency Plans

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.

Communication Practices

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 unvaccinated individuals only when accessing CIP's buildings and Student Housing. Note: Each CIP Center is subject to varying state and local guidance. Please check with the Center location for more specifics.

CIP highly encourages all community members to pursue COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination is voluntary. 

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 Stayover 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. Stayovers are permitted on a case-by-case basis. Note: Stayovers for the Summer Term break for returning students are not permitted.

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.

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.

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.

CIP highly encourages all community members to pursue COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccination is voluntary. 

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.

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.

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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