Social Distancing

    • Social distancing, six feet of space in all directions between individuals (students and staff), will always be maintained, unless safety or core activity requires a shorter distance, or the individuals are of the same household. Barriers may also be used in specific situations when six feet of space cannot be maintained. Face covers are not required when behind a barrier.
      • Barriers will be made of approved materials and will not adversely affect air flow, heating, cooling, or ventilation or present a health and safety risk.
      • Physical barriers can include strip curtains, cubicle walls, polycarbonate, or another impermeable divider.
    • Social distancing markers will be used to denote six feet spacing in commonly used and other areas as necessary.
    • Any time individuals are less than six feet apart from one another, an acceptable face covering will be worn.
    • Tightly confined spaces will be occupied by only one individual at a time, unless all occupants are wearing face coverings. If occupied by more than one person, occupancy will be kept under 50% of maximum capacity. Examples include elevators, copy rooms, storage spaces, and vehicles (other than buses).
    • When possible, breakfast and lunch will be consumed in the classroom.
    • Cohorts of students will be created whenever possible. Cohort size will be determined by the number of students that fit into a classroom. For most, classrooms this will be twelve students or less.
    • Lockers will not be used.
    • Student cubbies will be assigned by cohort group and disinfected accordingly to CDC guidelines.
    • Special area teachers will go to individual classrooms. If it is not feasible for the teacher to go to individual classrooms, the shared space will be disinfected between each group use. Shared space use plans will be identified in individual building plans.
    • Twelve feet of space in all directions will be provided in all areas where aerobic activities (gyms), projecting the voice (singing), or playing a wind instrument take place. When possible, these activities will take place outside.
    • Large group events, such as student assemblies, athletics events/practices, performances, and school-wide parent meetings, will be cancelled or postponed.
    • Virtual meetings will take place whenever possible. If an in-person full staff meeting is necessary, it cannot take place unless there is enough space for proper social distancing and does not exceed current State limits on gathering size.
    • Limit office-based work to a maximum of 50% of a building's occupancy. This will require staff to work on an alternate schedule or continue to work from home.
    • Office workstations will be arranged so that employees are at least six feet apart or separated by a barrier. If workstations cannot be separated, a face covering will always be worn.
    • Shared workstations will not be used unless no other option exists. If a shared workstation is used, it will be cleaned and disinfected before and after by the user, if an adult. If used by a student, it will be disinfected by an adult.
    • Designated areas for pick-ups and deliveries will be established in each building, limiting contact to the extent possible.