Employee Safety

  • To ensure employee safety and to comply with State requirements, the Rochester City School District will do the following:

    • Always ensure social distancing of six feet between all staff and staff and students unless a specific task requires a shorter distance.
      • Any time staff are less than six feet apart from another person OR in a public space (e.g., hallways, buses, bathrooms), they must wear an acceptable face covering that covers both the mouth and nose.
      • Wear of a face cover will always be encouraged and may become required always based on State directives.
    • Provide face coverings for all staff.
    • Provide hand hygiene stations and encourage staff to wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol will be provided.
    • Provide information on proper respiratory hygiene and the prevention of germ spread.
    • Take employees' temperatures daily once they have arrived at school
    • Staff will also be responsible to take their temperatures every morning prior to their arrival at any Districts' facility and be responsible for symptom screening, including temperature taking, prior to reporting to work.
    • Require an electronic daily health screening prior to or immediately upon arrival to work.
    • Encourage employees to stay home when sick. Sick employees will not be allowed to stay at work.
    • Ensure any other required personal protective equipment (PPE) is available.
    • Continually monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) websites to stay current with the most up to date COVID-19 information and guidance.