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. Face coverings are not required outside if social distance is maintained (if individuals remain 6 feet apart from each other). 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 student and staff 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.
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.
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.
Each classroom will be equipped with a sanitizing kit, including reusable gloves, paper towels, and a spray bottle filled with a EPA approved sanitizer. Additionally, each school will have 10 battery powered sanitizing sprayers which will help our custodians cover more ground. Custodial staff will sanitize high contact surfaces between classes.
Two additional custodians will be added to the staff for each building during the day to satisfy cleaning needs. Deep cleaning and disinfecting will take place every day. Second shift custodians will perform increased cleaning and sanitizing daily when students and staff have left the building. During the school day, custodians will clean & sanitize high contact surfaces and areas of high traffic.
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