Entering the Building Safely
As required by IDPH, masks must be worn at all times in school buildings, even when social distance is maintained, except while eating and during band. All individuals in a school building must wear a mask unless they have a medical contraindication. All students and staff will be supplied with a cloth mask from D155.
Students and staff are required to self-screen for symptoms prior to boarding the bus and entering each building. Thermal scanners are placed at the entrances of all buildings to monitor staff and student temperatures upon entry. If a student is experiencing a fever of 100.4°F or higher before entering the building, they should stay home. Students experiencing a fever or symptoms during the day will be sent to the school nurse.
Frequent and proper hand hygiene should be performed multiple times throughout the day, including before & after food consumption, after contact with a high-touch surface & after restroom use. Hands should be washed for 20 seconds with soap and water.
If hand washing is not feasible, hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol should be used. A hand sanitizing dispenser will be located in each classroom. Additionally, over 20 hand sanitizing dispensers have been mounted strategically throughout each building near restrooms, drinking fountains, gymnasiums, entrances and exits. Supplies for hand hygiene will be readily available in all buildings.
Social distancing must be observed as much as possible while in the buildings. Seating charts will be utilized to ensure social distancing in the classrooms. Students are also encouraged to follow posted signage throughout the buildings and keep 6 feet of distance in common spaces to the extent it is possible.