Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Students
On Re-Opening Of Centers

When can I come back to attend classes at the center?

In-person group classes are currently available for fall semester 2022. Only students who have registered for in-person classes may return to the center on the designated days they have class. Students can also continue to participate in remote classes. If you need help with technology training, please call 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553). In-person Youth Program schedule may vary by center; youth instructors will provide further details to their students and families.

When can I come back to receive help with Low Vision, technology training or Orientation & Mobility training?

You can schedule an in-person one-on-one appointment for Low Vision, Connection Pointe technology or Orientation & Mobility currently. You can also receive help remotely by phone or video call by contacting your local center, or calling 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) to schedule a remote consultation.

Will students who return on-site need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated*?

Yes. All students who return for on-site classes or services will need to be fully vaccinated* and provide proof of vaccination. Students who are not vaccinated may be accommodated through classes and services delivered remotely online. Please contact 1-800-BRAILLE (272-4553) for more information.

What can I expect when I return to the centers?

Each center will have a single-entry area for check-ins and to verify students are fully vaccinated*. Masks are optional, unless you have not been vaccinated (due to a medical or religious exemption) – then a mask is required. Surgical/medical grade, N95 or KN95 face masks are suggested while on-site. High traffic and common areas of the center will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

When will volunteers return to the center and will they need to be vaccinated?

Select volunteers are invited on-site as needed. On-site volunteers need to be fully vaccinated* and show proof of vaccination. Volunteers who are not vaccinated, may explore “virtual volunteering” opportunities.

*Definition of Fully Vaccinated

The definition of “fully vaccinated” is having received both shots of a two-dose vaccination series (Pfizer or Moderna) or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine AND received a booster once booster-eligible, which is 6 months after the second dose for Pfizer or Moderna, or 2 months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Please note all information in this FAQ may be subject to change based on the latest COVID-19 cases and/or updates from the CDC, Cal OSHA, state or local authorities.

Dated: September 28, 2022