Recommendations & Requirements

  • Safety Protocols
    Hygiene

    Limit use of classroom materials to small groups and disinfect between use, or provide adequate supplies to assign for individual student use.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Strongly recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Hygiene

    Keep students’ personal items separate and in individually labeled cubbies, containers, or lockers.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Strongly recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Hygiene

    Limit sharing of personal items and supplies such as writing utensils.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Strongly recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Hygiene

    Students and teachers must have scheduled handwashing with soap and water every 2-3 hours.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Strongly recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Hygiene

    Systematically and frequently check and refill soap and hand sanitizers.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Strongly recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Hygiene

    Procure portable handwashing and/or hand sanitizing stations to set up throughout school buildings.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Strongly recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Personal Protective Equipment

    Facial coverings should be considered for K-5 students and students with special needs in classrooms.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Strongly recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols
    Hygiene

    Students should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer after changing any classroom; teachers in the classroom should wash their hands or use sanitizer every time a new group of students enters their room.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Strongly recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Personal Protective Equipment

    Facial coverings should be considered for K-5 students and students with special needs in classrooms, especially if students and teachers are not placed in cohorts.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Personal Protective Equipment

    Facial coverings are not recommended for use in classrooms by children ages 3 and 4.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Personal Protective Equipment

    Facial coverings should never be used on children under age 2.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Personal Protective Equipment

    Gloves are not required except for custodial staff or teachers cleaning their classrooms.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
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