Covid Safety Plan


Based on guidelines from our county (Sonoma) and state (California), we have outlined the steps that Rio Lindo Adventist Academy is taking to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff this school year. This Covid Safety Plann has been approved by our school district superintendent (Northern CA Conference) and the RLAA school board.  

*NOTE: Covid 19 guidelines and regulations change, sometimes weekly. While we have expended effort to be as comprehensive as possible, there is no way to anticipate all possible circumstances that we will encounter this year. RLAA administration and staff continue to make plans for all areas of campus life. We will never achieve a “final” or “complete” list of rules and regulations. As the year progresses and we encounter new guidelines from federal, state, and county agencies we will update this plan. 

The main components of how Rio will look different using this plan are listed below.

  • Everyone will wear masks in all common areas.
  • Temperature checks and health screening will be required each morning. 
  • Maintaining 6 feet space between individuals as much as possible. This includes in classrooms, hallways, and common areas. 
  • Increased disinfecting of all frequently touched surfaces.
  • Cafeteria – Food and drinks will no longer be self-serve. Food service workers wearing masks will serve individuals who will wait in line spaced 6 feet apart. Meal times will be modified to stagger students and cafeteria capacity will be reduced. 
  • Athletics – Rio will conform to all CDE and California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) sports restrictions and game/team safety and hygiene protocols. PE classes will be conducted outside whenever possible, locker rooms/shower use will be minimized, and students will maintain six-feet distancing.
  • Visitor Policy – In order to protect our students, we will be modifying our visitor policy. 
    • Day student parents should stay in their vehicle when dropping off/picking up their student and avoid interacting with others. 
    • All visitors must check in at the front office in the Ad Bldg wearing a mask.
    • We are requesting that families please limit their visits to campus. We enjoy seeing families and know that they are an important part of our community, however at this time we have to discourage frequent visits in order to protect the health of our students. Please limit student guests to immediate family members.

Please rest assured that the safety of our students is our highest priority. We care deeply about our students and will follow applicable guidelines in order to ensure that we can have them back on campus safely. We are so grateful for your continued confidence in our school.

If you know of other students who are concerned about their education this year and would benefit from attending Rio, please let us know. We would love to talk with them about what Rio is doing and see if Rio is a good fit for their student this upcoming school year.