Certify Sports and Extracurriculars Follow Gathering GuidelinesMonthly1
Certify that individuals playing, attending, coaching or involved in other ways of sports and extracurricular activities are > 6 ft apart and limited to groups less than 50
Certify Behaviors to Limit InteractionsWeekly2
Provide notice limiting and/or eliminating non-essential onsite visitors, volunteers and activities on site. Special care should be take to ensure individuals outside of the geographical area do not come onsite.
Arrival of individuals onsite should be staggered by groups to ensure less mixing occurs between the cohorts and also between guardians.
Certify Gatherings Are LimitedWeekly3
Limit staff gatherings and meeting to be virtually based.
Limit student gatherings to virtual options. If virtual gatherings are not possible, the gathering should be less than 50 people and grouped by cohorts.
Limit the number of individuals within the cafeteria to no more than 50 and grouped by cohorts. Meal Times can be staggered to achieve this.
Certify 6 ft Between Individuals and Close Choke PointsWeekly6
Have physical markings displayed on the floor to identify spacing while in communal areas .
Space desks 6 feet apart and face them in the same direction.
Place physical markings in transport vehicles for seating and for queuing purposes. Have partition/ sneeze guards for the drivers. Siblings are able to sit close together in transport vehicles.
Partitions / sneeze guards should be placed in areas where 6 feet of distance can not be maintained, such as a front office.
Place directional signage in hallways or other width restricted areas where > 6 ft distance is not feasible
Maintain greater than 6 feet of distance for outdoor activities.
Certify Face Coverings are WornWeekly3
Verify that staff and students are able to obtain cloth face coverings
Verify that communication is sent on who requires face coverings. Those under the age of 2 or with health conditions should not be required to wear a face covering.
Certify that individuals understand how to remove, use and wash cloth face coverings.
Certify PPE is WornWeekly3
Enforce gloves are being work during food preparation and while disposing of trash. Disposable gloves should not be reused.
Certify that staff has access to PPE and has been trained on proper usage.
Check the school health office to ensure that PPE stock is available since the health office will be involved with symptomatic individuals.
Hygiene, Cleaning & Disinfecting
COVID-19 Exposure- Certify Completion of CDC Guidelines if ExposedEvent1
Close off areas with a visible barrier (rope, caution tape) that could have been used by the individual and let sit for 24 hours.
Inventory amount of cleaning and disinfecting supplies including but not limited to EPA approved cleaners, sanitizers, wipes, paper towels, etc.
Encourage and move towards touchless items to limit touching of surfaces, including but not limited to automatic soap dispensers, automatic sanitizer dispenser, touchless trash cans, touchless water faucets.
Certify Daily Cleaning and SanitizationDaily4
Certify that frequently touched surfaces including, but not limited to, knobs, buses, dispensers, handles, keyboards, etc. and communal spaces are cleaned and disinfected according to the EPA.
Have adequate supplies (art, books, writing, electronic devices) to minimize sharing, if not feasible, clean and disinfect between uses of individuals and groups
Certify that staff has been trained on usage and storage of the disinfectants, per the EPA. If changes are made to the procedure, all staff will be retrained on the changes.
Certify that adequate ventilation is available (windows are open) when disinfectants are being used and that no other individuals are inside the location being disinfected othen that the person using the disinfectant.
Screening, Ingress & Egress
Certify No Presence of Symptomatic Staff or StudentsWeekly2
Prior to leaving home, staff and students have to self-screen and stay at home if symptomatic.
Prior to coming onsite, individuals are screened to ensure no symptoms.
One "time" Date TestOne Time1
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Certify Daily Best Practice RemindersDaily3
Physical distancing >6 feet is encouraged between people who do not live together.
Provide directions and enforce at least 20 seconds for handwashing with soap.
Provide directions on how to properly cover a cough and sneezing with a tissue and handwashing with soap after.
Certify Stakeholders Know GuidanceWeekly3
Communicate with stakeholders (parents, students, staff) with updates on safety and best practices on how to reduce the spread.
Share the school site person that is in charge of COVID-19 concerns with all stakeholders.
Individuals that visit a Travel Warning Level 3 country should quarantine at home for 14 days before returning onsite. Travel should be avoided for Travel Warning Level 2 countries for older adults and those individuals with chronic health conditions. Review state restrictions on travel to high COVID-19 transmission states.
Certify All Health & Safety Visual Guidance Is PresentDaily3
Prominently display visual guidance which covers hand washing, physical distancing and PPE. The guidance should be displayed at highly used locations entrance to the school, restrooms, classrooms, etc.
Communicate daily during announcements about the safety measures in place.
Display guidance and/or communicate through email the school site rules.
Certify Wellness Programs are in PlaceWeekly2
Display prominently the National Distress Hotline phone number for staff and individuals to reach out if needed.
Certify communication for COVID-19 is accessible for all, including disabilities and all ages.
Certify Monitoring of Public Health & Governmental GuidanceWeekly1
Review Federal, State, Local, Tribal and/or Territorial Public Health guidelines for possible guidance changes
Certify all Staff Trained on COVID-19 ProceduresMonthly6
Training should be conducted virtually or maintaining 6 ft distance, with no more than 50 people in a group.
Provide training on correct application procedures for cleaning, including storage of cleaning materials.
Provide training on how to self screen at home prior to arriving on site and what to do if symptomatic.
Provide training on flexible sick leave and worksite options available and encourage those that have symptoms to stay at home without consequences.
Provide training to staff for monitoring absenteeism and what signifies as an increase in absenteeism.
Review workers rights to a safe and healthful work environment without having employer retaliation for voicing concerns, known as the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Certify Proper HVAC and Ventilation ProceduresWeekly2
Certify that ventilation systems are in good working condition. If fans are being used, they can not blow air from one person to another. Use the EPA's Indoor Air Quality Tool for readiness.
Certify that outdoor air is being used (windows) as much as possible throughout the school day, provided it is safe to do so.
Provide an Isolation Room onsite for symptomatic individuals or those that have tested positive
Close off Areas the Individual Has Used
Clean and disinfect the areas according to the EPA after waiting 24 hours, if possible. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as possible prior to cleaning.
Recommend to quarantine for 10 days after positive test.
Notify the local health officials and staff of the case while maintaining privacy according to the ADA. Those that could have been exposed due to contact with the individual should self-quarantine for 14 days.
Self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor symptoms if close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual occurred.
Notify Those Transporting the Individual That They Are Symptomatic
Certify Workplace is Modified to Limit InteractionsWeekly7
Keep students in cohorts for activities and eating breaks while maintaining >6 feet of distance between individuals.
Provide individual containers for each student's belongings to keep them separated from each other
Keep students in the same group cohorts to minimize mixing among each other, all day for younger children and most of the day for older children.
Rotate teachers and staff among classrooms rather then have students move between classrooms.
Group lockers in secondary schools by cohorts to minimize mixing in hallways or eliminate them all together, taking into account the amount of items students would have to carry without lockers.
Mark the locations of seating in transport vehicles by staggering. If possible, skip rows between seats.
Provide Grab and Go' meals with disposable items for meals and/or events