Prevention & Mitigation of Virus Spread

Social Distancing

  • Stay at least six feet (about two arms’ length) from other people.
  • In the classroom, all desks will face forward and be separated from each other by at least six feet in all directions.
  • Minimized transitions from one classroom to another will be utilized.
  • Distance education methods will be used for general assemblies, special events, and other activities that would avoid large gatherings of 50 or more students.

Handwashing

Students and staff are encouraged to wash hands/use hand sanitizer often, such as:

  • After coughing, sneezing, or blowing nose.
  • After using the restroom.
  • Before eating or preparing food.
  • Before and after touching face.
  • Prior to boarding the school bus.
  • Prior to school entry.
  • Before and after providing routine care for another person who needs assistance (e.g., a child).
  • Before putting on and after removing gloves.
  • After touching frequently touched areas (e.g., doorknobs, handrails, shared computers).

Face Coverings

  • Except as otherwise set forth below, all CCSD students and employees must wear an approved face covering that covers the face from the bridge of the nose to snugly under the chin at all times while on CCSD property, including all buildings, grounds, and school buses, and/or while engaged in CCSD activities. 
    • Any student with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504, or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) whose disability prevents them from wearing an approved face covering. A licensed health care provider must provide written documentation as to the student not being able to wear a mask. The modification or accommodation must be documented in the student’s IEP, Section 504 Plan, or ADA accommodation plan.  Students who do not meet the foregoing requirements will be required to continue with full-time distance education if they choose not to wear an approved face covering.
    • Any employee who has a qualifying medical condition under the ADA warranting such modification.
  • Face coverings may be removed in the following circumstances:
    • Employees who need a break from wearing their face covering while on CCSD property may do so if alone in their own office or classroom, or outdoors while maintaining appropriate social distancing.
    • Employees or students who are eating or drinking, provided that appropriate social distancing protocols are followed. Face coverings must be replaced when finished eating or drinking. 
    • Students who are engaged in vigorous physical activity, including physical education classes and recess, provided that appropriate social distancing protocols are followed.
    • To the extent possible, employees who work with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, learning to read, learning the English language, or otherwise require direct view of the employee’s mouth for the purposes of learning, should wear clear face coverings that extend from the bridge of the nose to below the chin, such as clear plastic masks. 

School Visitors

School Visitors should be limited to individuals who are essential to school or District activities and who make an appointment.

All visitors must:

  • Complete a Visitor Questionnaire and Acknowledgment, which includes a symptom self-check form. 
  • Wear a visible visitor badge or sticker to indicate proof of screening.
  • Wear cloth face coverings upon entry to school buildings unless they have been granted an accommodation.
  • Observe social distancing of six feet or more.
  • Be encouraged to wash or sanitize hands regularly, especially before and after check-in procedures, between classes or activities, and when working with children or supplies.

Health Services

Student Triage Services

Point of Service #1: Classroom

  • The management of minor first aid injuries should be handled in the classroom to prevent health office congregation and possible cross exposure risk with sick students. 
  • Educational staff who have been designated by the site administrator and trained by the school nurse may perform the duties as delegated in accordance with the Nevada State Board of Nursing Regulation and Advisory Opinion.

For more information about Point of Service #1, view the full Hybrid Instructional Model Implementation Guide (PDF).

Point of Service #2: Health Office/Well Room

  • The health office should be established for well students with health care needs that cannot be addressed in the classroom (e.g., diabetic and other non-contagious health care needs). 
  • The management of moderate to severe first aid injuries, medication administration, and specialized procedures (non-aerosolized), such as diabetic care should be handled in the health office to prevent possible cross exposure risk with sick students. 
  • Use of the primary health office is preferable for use as the well room health services delivery location.

For more information about Point of Service #2, view the full Hybrid Instructional Model Implementation Guide (PDF).

Point of Service #3: Sick Room

  • An area for students with possible COVID-19 symptoms should be established away from the health office. 
  • The sick room should be identified with appropriate signage.
  • Use of an alternative room, not the primary health office, is preferable to use for sick room health services delivery. 
  • The management of mild to severe illness, including students with fever or signs and symptoms must be handled in the sick room to prevent possible cross-exposure risk with healthy students and staff. 
  • All employees who are assigned to work in the sick room must be medically cleared and fit-tested for an N95 respirator mask.

For more information about Point of Service #3, view the full Hybrid Instructional Model Implementation Guide (PDF).

Medication Administration

  • To the degree possible, efforts should be made to identify ways that medications may be taken at home, instead of during school hours.
  • If medications are needed during school hours, parents should contact their child’s school to determine documentation required by health office staff and schedule an appointment to drop off the prescriptions.
  • For more information about Health Office Procedures, view the full Hybrid Instructional Model Implementation Guide (PDF).

Response to Exposure or Confirmed COVID-19 Case

Site administrators will follow the procedures outlined for communication with their region superintendent, health services director, and the Communications Department regarding all suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases of students, families, and/or employees, and follow all recommendations issued from the SNHD.

Sanitation & Cleaning

In an effort to maintain a safe and clean learning environment for students and staff, under the direction of head custodians/building managers, custodial personnel shall perform the following disinfectant light duty activities in each classroom and common area throughout the facility daily.

 

The head custodian/building manager will assign the custodial night crew tasks with disinfecting procedures for all, including but not limited to, classroom computer keyboards and mice, phones, printers, copy machines, door handles, light switches, tables, countertops, handles, and sinks inside the classrooms. Drinking fountains located in the classrooms, outside, and in other areas of the school will not be used.

 

If workstations are used in CTE classrooms and labs, the workstations will need to be disinfected between groups of students by the teachers.

 

Door hangers will be posted on the door of each room that has been disinfected. Each time the room is disinfected, the custodial staff will update the date and time, providing a quick visual reference for all staff and students.

 

Schedules have been established for Wednesdays and Friday evening to provide for enhanced cleaning between cohorts.

 

For more information about Sanitation & Cleaning, view the full Hybrid Instructional Model Implementation Guide (PDF).

Lockers and Locker Rooms

The use of all lockers is prohibited. In addition, PE locker room usage is prohibited. Teachers should ensure proper footwear on students for safety purposes; however, dressing out for PE will not be required.

Hallways/Corridors

  • In corridors less than ten feet wide, students and staff should be in a single-file line with six feet between each individual, as indicated in the image to the left. 
  • In corridors greater than ten feet wide, a maximum of two single-file lines with a horizontal separation of six feet is allowable. 
  • Circulation in corridors shall be one way.

Restrooms

  • The number of occupants in a restroom should be limited to the number of stalls in any restroom. For restrooms with multiple urinals, every other urinal should be used to allow for proper social distancing. Students waiting in the corridor should follow the guidelines above for the use of corridors.
  • Signs should be hung in each restroom showing the proper method for washing hands.
  • Waiting for restrooms should occur along the corridor adjacent to the restroom following the social distancing guides for corridors above. 
  • For more information about Restrooms, view the full Hybrid Instructional Model Implementation Guide (PDF).

Heating & Ventilation Strategies

In addition to performing regular maintenance and repairs to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, the District has taken proactive actions to ensure HVAC systems are functioning properly to maintain a healthy educational environment. These actions and inspections have focused on filtration and ventilation, as recommended by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers’(ASHRAE). Additional guidance from the Harvard Schools for Health Program and the Council of the Great City Schools has been used to enhance the scope of work performed and managed by the Facilities Services Unit.

 

For more information about Heating & Ventilation, view the full Hybrid Instructional Model Implementation Guide (PDF).

Travel Information

We understand that families may be planning to travel over Spring Break to see family and friends after a year of stay-at-home orders and other restrictions. Ahead of the break, we want to ensure all families are aware of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for domestic and international travel.

CCSD will follow the below expectations and recommendations from the CDC and U.S. Government.

Domestic Travel (inside the U.S.)

 

Upon return from travel there are no quarantine restrictions provided if the person or persons is/are asymptomatic (no fever, cough, loss of taste, etc.).

 

International travel

 

  • As recommended by the CDC, persons returning from International travel will need to submit to COVID-19 testing within 3 to 5 days after travel AND stay home AND self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if an individual tests negative, the person needs to remain at home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
  • If a person chooses not to be tested, that individual needs to remain at home AND self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • If a returning traveler has a positive test result, then that person needs to isolate and follow the procedures outlined by the CDC, Southern Nevada Health District, and the CCSD Implementation Guide to ensure a safe return to school and/or workplace.

 

CCSD can not restrict personal travel but we want to provide information to families on the impacts of these plans. You can find CDC travel recommendations by clicking here.

 

We understand that families may be planning to travel over Spring Break to see family and friends after a year of stay-at-home orders and other restrictions. Ahead of the break, we want to ensure all families are aware of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for domestic and international travel.

 

CCSD will follow the below expectations and recommendations from the CDC and U.S. Government.

 

Domestic Travel (inside the U.S.)

 

Upon return from travel there are no quarantine restrictions provided if the person or persons is/are asymptomatic (no fever, cough, loss of taste, etc.).

 

International travel

 

  • As recommended by the CDC, persons returning from International travel will need to submit to COVID-19 testing within 3 to 5 days after travel AND stay home AND self-quarantine for 7 days after travel. Even if an individual tests negative, the person needs to remain at home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days.
  • If a person chooses not to be tested, that individual needs to remain at home AND self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • If a returning traveler has a positive test result, then that person needs to isolate and follow the procedures outlined by the CDC, Southern Nevada Health District, and the CCSD Implementation Guide to ensure a safe return to school and/or workplace.

 

CCSD can not restrict personal travel but we want to provide information to families on the impacts of these plans. You can find CDC travel recommendations by clicking here.

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