• Sick Room


     

    • Families will be contacted to come to pick up any student who has a temperature of 100.4°F or greater, or displays symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Sore throat
    • New uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing (for students with chronic allergic/asthmatic cough, a change in their cough from baseline)
    • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
    • New onset of severe headache, especially with a fever
    • Families are expected to ensure that an adult will be available to pick up any student who has a fever or displays symptoms of COVID-19 during the school day.
    • Families must have a “Pick Up” plan in place before they send their children to school.
    • Families are responsible for ensuring the phone numbers listed in Infinite Campus are correct and that everyone who could be asked to pick up the child is registered with the office.
    • The nurse’s office will remain open for routine student needs, such as dispensing medication.
    • Students who have a fever or display symptoms of COVID-19 will be supervised by an adult in a designated area, separate from the school health clinic.  Families will be contacted to come pick-up their children as soon as possible.
    • Families arriving to pick up their sick student should contact the school front office via phone or utilizing the main entry intercom system located on the left-hand side of our front doors. Instructions will be given at that time. 
    • Waiting areas must be supervised by an adult in a designated location, separate from the school health clinic or front office.
    • The nurse’s office/health clinic at each school must remain open for routine student needs, such as dispensing medication.

    Cleaning Protocols


    • Increased cleaning and sanitizing protocols will be implemented in all FCPS classrooms, schools, facilities, and buses in accordance with district procedures.
    • High-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently.
    • Time for deep cleaning will be built into the school schedule.
    • Cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff are already in stock to ensure availability. The Fayette County Public Schools Guidance on Masks and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) outlines role-specific recommendations for staff. 
    • Schools should use the warehouse ordering system to request needed cleaning supplies and PPE, which will be delivered to their school. 
    • Daily cleaning and disinfection of classrooms, gymnasiums, restrooms, locker rooms, cafeteria seating, and other facilities is critical to preventing the spread of all illnesses, including the COVID-19 pandemic and seasonal influenza. Special attention should be given to high-touch areas, such as water fountains, doorknobs, light switches, desks, computers, phones, toilets, faucets, sinks, handrails, etc. It is recommended that high-touch surfaces be cleaned and disinfected frequently.
    • All staff should be trained on cleaning protocols that include cleaning first then disinfecting and adhering to time on contact requirements in accordance with district-provided, EPA-approved disinfectants. If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
    • For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floors and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. Victory sprayers may also be used.
    • Teachers and administrative staff should assist janitorial staff by routinely disinfecting frequently touched items in the classroom/office such as desks, doorknobs, crafting equipment, pencil sharpeners, staplers, markers, and whiteboards.
    • Special Education classroom teachers must ensure guidance specific to special education classrooms is followed.
    • Disinfectants and cleaning materials kept in classrooms and areas accessible to students are required to be kept out of the reach of students and locked, depending on the chemical label and the age group of the students in the classroom.
    • Custodial staff must wear disposable gloves for all tasks in the cleaning process, including handling trash. Gloves should be compatible with the disinfectant products being used. Gloves should be removed carefully to avoid contamination of the wearer and the surrounding area. Be sure to clean your hands after removing gloves.
    • Additional PPE might be required based on the cleaning/disinfectant products used and whether there is a risk of a splash.
    • All areas where cleaning supplies and toxic items are stored must be kept locked, including janitor closets. All bottles containing toxics/liquids must be clearly labeled

    Large Group Gathering


    • Assemblies, pep rallies, field trips, and other group gatherings will not be permitted at this time.