COVID-19 Updates

Department of Health Guidance

Schools are fundamental to child and adolescent development and well-being. They provide our children and adolescents with academic instruction, social and emotional skills, safety, reliable nutrition, physical/speech and mental health therapy, and opportunities for physical activity. This guidance provides feasible actions schools can take to reduce risks to student and staff from COVID-19 and allow schools to resume in-person instruction.

The main ways of reducing exposure to the coronavirus and other respiratory pathogens involve:

• Keeping ill persons out of school. Educate students, families and staff to stay home when sick, and use screening methods.

• Using Cohorts. Conduct all activities in small groups that remain together over time with minimal mixing of groups.

• Physical distancing. Minimize close contact (less than six feet) with other people.

• Hand hygiene. Frequently wash with soap and water, or use alcohol-based hand gel.

• Protective equipment. Use face coverings or shields and other barriers between people.

• Environmental cleaning and disinfection. Prioritize the cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

• Improve indoor ventilation. Open windows when possible.

• Isolation. Isolate sick people and exclude exposed people.

•Low risk spaces. Outdoor spaces are safer than indoor spaces. Consider moving activities outdoors when possible.

Click here for the full Department of Health K-12 2020-2021 Fall Guidance.

Social Distance

6 ft.

Wash Your Hands

wash hands

Wear A Mask