As the school continues to respond to the changing world which COVID-19 has created,
it is important our students understand how to implement SAFETY PLAN (CSP) on campus.
SOCIAL DISTANCING- EVERY OTHER DESK
These are steps that students can use to establish social distancing in their workspaces. Keep in mind that social distancing guidelines are based on a 6-foot separation of individuals, but physical barriers are also appropriate.
- Consider the physical barriers which are in placed such as doorways or cubicle walls.
- Consider establishing temporary barriers such as rolling whiteboards, sealing openings between cubicles*.
- Where there are no barriers, but the appropriate distance exists, consider placing a visual reminder to maintain social distance.
- With campus buildings largely unoccupied, consider moving some staff to alternative rooms.
- In reception areas, limit the number of seats. Organize seats in such a manner so there is at least 6-feet between seats.
- Increase distance in waiting lines. Using tape on the ground to indicate “line starts here” concept and placing tape marker at 6-feet intervals.
- Use phones, videos, or video conferencing to reduce the need for meetings and other close personal contact.
- Breakrooms should be managed to reduce communal use. If safe distances cannot be maintained, consider finding alternative areas to take breaks.
- Keep in mind social distancing also applies in other areas such as vehicles, carts, and non-traditional work settings.
- Staff cleans all surfaces multiple times a day using approved cleaning solution.
- Students are instructed to clean their work station before and after use with approved and provided cleaning materials.
* Please keep in mind when creating temporary barriers or workstations that you do not block or inhibit emergency egress, corridors, aisles, or safe paths of travel. In addition, consider the flammable nature of materials so you do not create a fire hazard.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
Mandatory Workplace Face Mask Policy
As you know, the country is currently taking measures to respond to COVID-19. We are also considering methods to protect our students following guidance from the CDC and other governmental authorities. We believe that its response is compliant. The masks are not respirators but they may provide some protection to students from exposure to airborne droplets of the virus. The following list of dos and don’ts is being provided to you if you decide to use one the masks. If you have any questions concerning the masks, please contact us. We hopes that the masks will provide some protection to students. If you experience any symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, difficulty breathing) or any other symptoms of illness, please contact your Supervisor immediately.
- Do – Use it to completely cover your nose and mouth
- Do – Read the directions provided to you on use of the mask
- Do – Put it on properly and adjust it as necessary throughout the day
- Do – Wash your hands and face after removing the mask before touching your face
- Do – Keep it clean
- Do – Keep it away from running machinery or equipment that could entangle the mask
- Do – Keep it on your person when you are not using it
- sDo – Request a new one if it becomes damaged or in any way unsanitary
- Don’t – Let it obstruct your vision
- Don’t – Wear it if it causes any difficulty in your ability to breathe
- Don’t – Wear it if it causes your safety glasses or reading glasses to fog up and impair your vision
- Don’t – Let it hang down around your neck
Caregivers: If your child has any of the following symptoms, they might have an illness they can spread to others.
Check your child for these symptoms before they go to school.
- Check a symptom only if it has changed from usual or baseline health.
- Temperatureexternal icon 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
- Sore throat
- Cough (for students with chronic cough due to allergies or asthma, a change in their cough from baseline)
- Difficulty breathing (for students with asthma, a change from their baseline breathing)
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
If your child HAS any of the symptoms above:
- Keep them home from school
- Consider whether your child needs to see a healthcare provider and possible COVID-19 testing. CDC has a Coronavirus Self Checker* available in its website, which may help you make decisions about seeking medical care for possible COVID-19
- Contact us and report that your child is sick. The school may ask some additional questions to help determine when it is safe for your child to return to school.
If your child does NOT have any of the symptoms above:
- Send them to school as usual.
Teaching Kids to Wash Their Hands
How can you get your kids into the handwashing habit? Here are a few tips for you below.
Share how handwashing helps
Why is it important to wash your hands? Explain to your children that handwashing helps prevent them from getting sick and making other people sick. No one likes to be sick, or get someone else sick. Handwashing can help prevent these from happening as often.
When to wash
Tell your child to wash his or her hands before:
- Touching his or her mouth, eyes, or nose
- Touching a cut or scrape
- Going to the bathroom
- Playing with pets or other animals
- Touching pet food or treats
- Being on playground equipment
- Being close to a person who is sick
- Touching a dirty diaper
- Touching garbage
4 steps to clean hands
Here are 4 easy steps to clean hands:
- Get wet and soapy. Get your hands wet in clean water. Put soap on your hands and make suds.
- Rub. Rub rub rub your soapy hands together long enough to sing “Happy Birthday” in your head twice. Clean your palms, the back of your hands, and between your fingers. Don’t forget to clean under your nails. Nails can trap dirt and germs.
- Rinse. Hold your hands under clean, running water. Rub them to rinse them fully.
- Shake and dry. Shake your hands a few times, then dry them with a clean towel or hand dryer. Done!
Can’t reach the sink?
If your child is small, hold him or her to help him reach the sink. If your child can stand, use a safety step to boost him or her up to the faucet.
If your child is too heavy to lift and there’s no step nearby, wipe his or her hands with a damp and soapy paper towel. Use another clean, wet paper towel to rinse soap off the hands. Dry the hands with a third clean paper towel. Wash your own hands after helping your child.
When to reach for hand sanitizer
Hand sanitizer doesn’t work well when hands are visibly dirty or greasy. Soap and water are best because they remove dirt, grease, and germs fully. But hand sanitizer is a good backup when you can’t get to soap and water. Use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
Tell your child to:
- Squirt. Put a quarter-sized blob of hand sanitizer into a palm.
- Rub. Rub his or her hands–front and back and between fingers until they’re dry. Done!
Tips for success
- Lead by example. Make sure to practice what you preach. Wash your hands before eating or cooking a meal, after using the bathroom, and after working or playing with your hands.
- Be patient. It takes time for a child to get into the habit of handwashing, and do it properly. Make sure to give help when needed.
- Remind as often as needed. Children will wash their hands if dirt is obvious, like mud or finger paint. They will need to be reminded to wash away germs that can’t be seen.