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GCSS announces updated health safety measures for 2020-2021

washing hands Hygiene

  • Frequent hand-washing and hand sanitizing will be encouraged
  • Hand-washing and hand sanitizer stations will be located throughout the school
  • Infrared, touchless water bottle refill stations will be located throughout the school
  • Plexiglass partitions will be installed in offices
  • Partitions will be installed between sinks in restrooms

 

man coughing into hand Symptom Screening

  • All students will receive a no-contact temperature check upon arriving at school
  • Any student or staff member who exhibits symptoms will be sent home immediately
  • Schools will have an area for isolating symptomatic persons
  • Faculty, staff, and students agree that when reporting to school, they do not have a fever above 100.3 and do not have any symptoms of illness

 

cleaning supplies Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Custodians will follow enhanced cleaning and disinfecting procedures throughout the day
  • High touch surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the school
  • Disposable paper and plastic will be used at mealtime
  • Plexiglass partitions will be installed in lunchroom service lines, and nutrition staff will plate all food items; no self-service options will be available
  • Self-cleaning Nanoseptic wraps and covers for high touch surfaces such as door handles and counters
  • HVAC ionization units that will purify a buildings’s air by reducing the pathogens and particles that circulate via air systems

 

social distancing Social Distancing

  • Classrooms will be structured to facilitate 6 feet of social distancing and reduce the number of students and staff in any one space
  • The number of adults in each building will be limited by restricting non-essential visitor and volunteer access
  • Students in Pre-K — 2nd grades will be served breakfast and lunch in their classrooms
  • 3rd graders will eat in cafeteria with social distancing

 

school bus Transportation

  • Parents are asked to transport their student to and from school in both morning and afternoon
  • Students will be required to wear a mask on the bus
  • Social distancing will be practiced by limiting the number of students on each bus
  • Buses will be cleaned and disinfected between routes

 

woman wearing mask Masks and Face Coverings

  • Face masks will be provided to all staff
  • All staff will wear masks while in the school buildings
  • Students are strongly encouraged to bring and wear masks in the school buildings
  • Students will be required to wear a mask on the bus
  • Face coverings will be provided to GCPS students if needed