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The Faison Center Richmond Campus

COVID-19 Resources


COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

We have put together some frequently asked questions to give you more information on our COVID-19 protocols. 


Faison Center COVID-19 Mitigation

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • Will the Faison Center require clients and students to get one of the COVID-19 vaccines?
    At this time we are not requiring clients and students to get the vaccine; however, if 5 years or older (i.e., eligible in terms of age) and if your doctor advises it, it is strongly encouraged. We will continue to monitor guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other Public Health officials as this may change in the coming months.
  • Will I be notified if/when my child’s service providers or teacher has been vaccinated?
    No. We are unable to disclose employees’ personal health information to our community.
  • Will the Faison Center require faculty and staff to get the vaccine?
    We are working in partnership with our local departments of health to ensure that the vaccine is accessible to our entire team, and the majority of our staff have already been vaccinated. At this time, we have strongly encouraged employees to get vaccinated, but have not required it. That is, however, subject to change.
  • Will the Faison Center adhere to social distancing requirements?
    We will continue to follow CDC recommendations to maintain social distance whenever feasible. Given the needs of the population we serve, there are many scenarios where close contact is required, and therefore, we will continue to practice our multilayered mitigation approach, including masks, cleaning, and vaccination, to provide the greatest level of protection to our staff, students, clients and Faison community.
  • Will I be notified if a member of the Faison community is diagnosed with COVID-19?
    Yes, although we do not disclose any identifiable information about the case, we will continue to notify families when we have a case on campus as outlined in our Health & Safety and COVID-19 Mitigation Plan. You will also be notified if your child has been in close contact with a confirmed case and advised of next steps.
  • Will parents be allowed on campus?
    At this time, we do not anticipate being able to invite parents and non-essential visitors on campus, however, we will continue to re-evaluate this.
  • Will I be required to keep my child home with symptoms of COVID-19?
    Yes. Students, clients and staff who present with symptoms of COVID-19 will be excluded from campus. Anyone with one or more COVID-19 symptoms should stay home, contact their healthcare provider, and notify the appropriate contact at The Faison Center.
  • Will everyone be required to wear masks?
    For the time being, all staff will continue to wear masks while indoors and when not able to adequately socially distance if/when outdoors. Students and clients who are able to wear a mask will continue to be encouraged to do so, as this is one of the most important ways of protecting their peers and staff from potential transmission.
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