Maintaining Healthy Environments

Maintaining Healthy Environments

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Students will be provided with soap and water or hand sanitizer in their classroom, restrooms, before and after using shared supplies and equipment, play structures, and before and after mealtimes.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting supplies will be available in every classroom, bathroom, and workroom.
  • Staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces like door handles, desks, countertops, phones, keyboards, light switches, handles, toilets and faucets at least once daily. 

Ventilation

  • Doors and windows will remain open to maximize outdoor air ventilation when health and safety allow. For example, when it does not worsen individuals’ allergies or asthma. 
  • Each school building’s ventilation system has been adjusted to maximize fresh (outdoor) air ventilation and minimize or eliminate return or recirculated air.  

Designing for Physical Distancing

  • School spaces have been reconfigured to allow for adherence to health and safety requirements (physical distancing for all, isolation for those who are symptomatic). 
  • Occupancy limit signs will be posted outside of shared spaces and restrooms.
  • Larger spaces like cafeterias and auditoriums may be used for instruction to allow for physical distancing.
  • Classroom seating arrangements will be designed for students to sit in the same seats each day, and desks will face in one direction so students are not facing each other. 
  • In areas where students congregate or wait in line, spots will be marked every 6 feet to indicate where to stand.
  • See more about physical distancing protocols under Promoting Behaviors That Reduce Spread.