Mitigations and Preparations Already Completed

FACILITIES AND CLASSROOM OPERATIONS

  • Classrooms set up for physical distancing
  • Plexiglass shielding installed in in high traffic areas
  • Individual student partitions provided for lunch
  • Physical distancing markers placed throughout buildings
  • Multilingual signage at entrances
  • Signage throughout buildings for distancing, mask wearing, etc
  • .Contact tracing documentation for classrooms and buildings
  • Clear response procedures and training for employees
  • Building readiness checklist for administrators
  • Grouping of students for phased transitions

AIR QUALITY AND VENTILATION

  • Hired an air quality consultant
  • Building Ventilation Studies/Reports
  • Increased air circulation in classrooms through windows, doors, air purifiers and additional measures, recommended by consultant and per guidelines
  • Purchased and installed air purifiers where needed
  • Installed MERV-13 filters in central building systems where possible
  • Upgraded MERV rating on central building systems where necessary
  • Posted and shared classroom capacities and air quality information by school

EMPLOYEE HEALTH & SAFETY PREPARATIONS

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) distributed based on OSHA/VOSH guidance
  • Additional PPE provided to staff in case of minor disruptions to supply chains
  • Provided access to COVID-19 testing and school-based testing Provided return-to-work kits with cloth face coverings, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes
  • Created clear response procedures Provided two rounds of training on safety procedures Created building readiness checklist for administrators
  • Implemented plans for physical distancing and COVID-19 response

HEALTH SCREENING AND HYGIENE

  • Personal Protective Equipment distributed based on OSHA/VOSH Guidance
  • Ample PPE on hand to weather any minor disruptions to supply chains
  • 10 weeks-worth of cleaning supplies provided for all facilities
  • Created arrival and dismissal procedures with pre-screening
  • Implemented mandated daily health screening and temperature checks for staff and students
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitation of frequently touched surfaces and high contact surfaces throughout schools
  • Training provided for staff and students on health routines
  • Increased reporting of exclusions via the APS COVID-19 Dashboard

SCHOOL CLINICS

  • Identified rooms to be used for isolation
  • Procured equipment for isolation rooms including high-powered air filtration
  • Hired dedicated staff for Isolation Rooms in each building

BUS TRANSPORTATION

  • Developed health and safety plan for student transportation
  • Plan for disinfected buses daily (morning and afternoon)
  • Physical distancing in place to limit each bus to transport 11 students

LUNCH AND CAFETERIA PROCEDURES

  • Adjusted lunch schedules, to allow for distancing and cleaning procedures

COVID RESPONSE PROCEDURES

  • Developed and posted clear response procedures for staff and students