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.

Frequency of Cleaning and Disinfection by Room Type

Space

Cleaned

Disinfected

Bathrooms

At least 2x a day

At least 1x a day by night custodian

Staff Lounge

1x a day, night custodian

1x a day, night custodian

Offices

1x a day, night custodian

1x a day, night custodian

Classrooms

Trash removed 2x a day, after lunch and in the evening. 

Student desks cleaned and disinfected nightly. 

Hallways

Doorknobs and railings cleaned multiple times a day. “Spot mopping” in response to request/complaint. Overall floor mopping 2x a week. 

Doorknobs and railings disinfected nightly. 

Schoolyard

Daily removal of trash and debris from the yard, daily pick up around perimeter of school.