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WCKSEC Bulletin Board

ESY Guidance (July 6, 2020)

  • Sessions should be planned to maximize the amount of social distancing that can occur between students, staff, and parents.
    • Students in entering preschool through third grade should participate in individual sessions.
    • Students entering 4th grade and above can be in small groups if social distancing can be maintained between students.
  • We recognize that some services are inconsistent with social distancing between staff and student, so other precautions below will mitigate the risk of close contact.
  • Masks are not required, but KDHE and the CDC recommend the use of masks if 6 ft social distancing cannot be met.
  • Parents should be provided with the following questions. If they answer yes to any of these items, the session should be postponed to another day.
    • Does anyone in your household have:
    • Cough
    • Sore Throat
    • Fever of 100 or higher
    • Shortness of breath
    • Chills/Rigors (Shivering)
    • Muscle Aches
    • Weakness or Malaise (feeling of discomfort/illness)
    • Headache
    • Loss of smell or difficulty breathing
    • Diarrhea (3 loose stools in 24 hr. period)
    • Traveled to locations on the KDHE travel restrictions list: https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/175/Travel-Exposure-Related-Isolation-Quaran
    • Received notification from public health officials (state or local) that you were in close contact of a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. You should quarantine at home for 14 days since your last contact with the case. (A close contact is defined as someone who has been closer than 6 feet for more than 10 minutes while the patient is symptomatic).
  • Providers and support staff should take their temperature the morning of any sessions they are covering. If they have a temperature above 100 degrees, they should not attend the session. If they are the only provider for the session, the session should be rescheduled.
  • Disinfecting protocols should be the same as during flu season. Disinfecting surfaces is only necessary if sessions are scheduled back-to-back. Otherwise, typical cleaning at the beginning and end of the day is appropriate. If you need disinfectant spray, please let me know and we will get you some from Custodial and Maintenance.
  • Staff should wash their hands after each student session.
  • If a student or provider tests positive for COVID-19, the classroom being used will be closed for the following day and cleaned thoroughly. Staff will work with the county health department to support contact tracing. Individuals identified as contacts by county health will need to follow their guidance regarding quarantine. The classroom will be reopened the day after cleaning. If staff members are quarantined, substitutes will be used for services.
  • To help with contract tracing in the event it is needed, staff should keep a daily log of students and staff who enter their classroom or receive services.