COVID-19 Updates

This page serves as a resource for updates regard­ing Waverly’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will continue to commu­ni­cate impor­tant updates to our fami­lies via email, and we will regu­larly post addi­tional resources on this page.

2023 – 2024 School Year

Updated: Septem­ber 14, 2023

  • Fami­lies are asked to keep their chil­dren at home when they are feeling ill and to test them for COVID-19. Fami­lies are asked to email the school nurse if their child has tested posi­tive for COVID-19. All infor­ma­tion is kept confi­den­tial and the school will not share personal details with the commu­nity regard­ing cases of COVID-19.
  • The school will notify fami­lies via email if their child is iden­ti­fied as a close contact. This commu­ni­ca­tion will detail masking recom­men­da­tions and testing requirements.
  • The school has taken the follow­ing measures to miti­gate the spread of COVID-19
    • In 2020, the school installed an iWave purifi­ca­tion system in all of the HVAC units through­out all campuses and at the same time upgraded the HVAC filters to MERV-13 as recom­mended by the CDC. IWave puri­fiers are highly effec­tive in elim­i­nat­ing COVID-19, aller­gens, mold, bacte­ria, and other viruses and greatly reduce odor, smoke, static elec­tric­ity, and dust in the air. All HVAC and filters are main­tained regu­larly. The air filtra­tion system is running through­out the build­ings at all times.

COVID-19 Infor­ma­tion & Resources

Vacci­na­tion Infor­ma­tion (CA Dept. of Public Health)

  • Waverly is strongly encour­ag­ing fami­lies to have their 5 – 11-year-old chil­dren vacci­nated to support the health and safety of our campus.

Los Angeles County Depart­ment of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Preven­tion (CDC): English | Español
Cali­for­nia Depart­ment of Public Health: English | Español
Pasadena Public Health Depart­ment
Hand-washing steps using the WHO Tech­nique by Johns Hopkins Medi­cine (Video)
Just for Kids: A Comic Explor­ing the New Coro­n­avirus by Malaka Gharib (NPR)