All educators should be provided with the necessary
personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure safety while in school
Educators should be provided with the necessary
sanitizers and cleansers to maintain a clean and sanitized environment for
Educators who are providing in-person at school
instruction should not also be directed, required, or requested to teach
remote classes beyond their normal teaching workday.
School systems should provide the necessary technology
for educators to provide remote learning where required and attend and/or
host necessary meetings.
Bus drivers are not health care professionals and should
not be given the responsibility to determine student health including but
not limited to taking temperatures, asking about symptoms, etc.
Bus drivers should be given a clear plan on what to do if
a child is sick when boarding a bus. Plexiglass should be installed to
protect the driver from exposure.
Custodians should not be required, directed, or requested
to do any additional cleaning or sanitizing beyond their normal work hours
without additional compensation.
Custodians and maintenance workers should be provided
protective wear and proper cleaning tools for any emergency cleaning
School nurses or designee should be provided a clear plan
of action when children present symptoms similar to COVID-19. The plan
should include quarantine instructions, updated emergency contact
information for each student, and any reporting requirements.
In the cafeteria, plexiglass should be installed in
locations where CNP staff and students interact.
Plexiglass should be installed in front offices to
protect clerical staff from exposure.
Districts should create special protocols for students
and educators who are at higher risk from COVID-19.
Districts should develop protocols for classes with high
exposure risks like music, chorus, band, etc. to include possible reduction
in class sizes or relocating to larger areas to allow for increased social
A quarantine area should be established and set up in
each school to be used at the direction of the school nurse.
Hand sanitizing stations should be available throughout
each school, central office, maintenance facility, and transportation areas.
To reduce contact exposure, educators should rotate
classrooms instead of students changing classes. If not possible, a
procedure for sanitizing desks between classes should be established.
Student desks should be face forward to prevent extended
face to face contact. Plexiglass should be installed between students’ desks
to protect everyone from exposure, when possible. Small groups and circles
in elementary grades should make sure to keep socially distanced when
interacting as a group.
All meetings should be done remotely when possible to
limit the amount of exposure. This includes staff meetings, department
meetings, IEP meetings, and parent-teacher conferences.
Districts should provide training for educators on health
and safety protocols and the school safety plan including guidelines on
proper social distancing, hand sanitizing, and PPE requirements.
School administrators should develop and implement
procedures to check for signs and symptoms of students and educators daily
upon arrival. Develop procedures for when a student or educator contracts
School administrators should develop protocols and
requirements for school visitors, including what happens if a visitor
refuses to follow the school and district’s safety guidelines for COVID-19.
All school districts should develop a clear plan of
action in the event of the transition to all-school remote learning,
including triggers for the transition, a contingency plan for the
transition, and a communication plan for students, educators, and the local
school community. The plan should be distributed to all employees, parent
organizations, and local community leaders.