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Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan
Sue Prescott
Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan: Bedford County Technical Center

All decision-makers should be mindful that as long as there are cases of COVID-19 in the community, there are no strategies that can completely eliminate transmission risk within a school population. The goal is to keep transmission as low as possible to safely continue school activities. All school activities must be informed by Governor Wolf’s Process to Reopen Pennsylvania. The administration has categorized reopening into three broad phases: red, yellow, or green. These designations signal how counties and/or regions may begin easing some restrictions on school, work, congregate settings, and social interactions:

  • The Red Phase: Schools remain closed for in-person instruction and all instruction must be provided via remote learning, whether using digital or non-digital platforms. Provisions for student services such as school meal programs should continue. Large gatherings are prohibited.
  • The Yellow Phase and Green Phase: Schools may provide in-person instruction after developing a written Health and Safety Plan, to be approved by the local governing body (e.g. board of directors/trustees) and posted on the school entity’s publicly available website.

Based on your county’s current designation (i.e., red, yellow, green) and the best interests of your local community, indicate which type of reopening your LEA has selected by checking the appropriate box in row three of the table below. Use the remainder of the template to document your LEA’s plan to bring back students and staff, how you will communicate the type of reopening with stakeholders in your community, and the process for continued monitoring of local health data to assess implications for school operations and potential adjustments throughout the school year.

Depending upon the public health conditions in any county within the Commonwealth, there could be additional actions, orders, or guidance provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and/or the Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) designating the county as being in the red, yellow, or green phase. Some counties may not experience a straight path from a red designation, to a yellow, and then a green designation. Instead, cycling back and forth between less restrictive to more restrictive designations may occur as public health indicators improve or worsen. This means that your school entity should account for changing conditions in your local Health and Safety Plan to ensure fluid transition from more to less restrictive conditions in each of the phase requirements as needed. 

 

Type of Reopening

Key Questions

  • How do you plan to bring students and staff back to physical school buildings, particularly if you still need social distancing in place?
  • How did you engage stakeholders in the type of re-opening your school entity selected?
  • How will you communicate your plan to your local community?
  • Once you reopen, what will the decision-making process look like to prompt a school closure or other significant modification to operations?

Based on your county’s current designation and local community needs, which type of reopening has your school entity selected?

☐        Total reopen for all students and staff (but some students/families opt for distance learning out of safety/health concern).

☐         Scaffolded reopening: Some students are engaged in in-person learning, while others are distance learning (i.e., some grade levels in-person, other grade levels remote learning).

☒        Blended reopening that balances in-person learning and remote learning for all students (i.e., alternating days or weeks).

☐         Total remote learning for all students. (Plan should reflect future action steps to be implemented and conditions that would prompt the decision as to when schools will re-open for in-person learning).

Anticipated launch date for in-person learning (i.e., start of blended, scaffolded, or total reopening): 8/20/2020


Pandemic Coordinator/Team

Each school entity is required to identify a pandemic coordinator and/or pandemic team with defined roles and responsibilities for health and safety preparedness and response planning during the phased reopening of schools. The pandemic coordinator and team will be responsible for facilitating the local planning process, monitoring implementation of your local Health and Safety Plan, and continued monitoring of local health data to assess implications for school operations and potential adjustments to the Health and Safety Plan throughout the school year. To ensure a comprehensive plan that reflects the considerations and needs of every stakeholder in the local education community, LEAs are encouraged to establish a pandemic team to support the pandemic coordinator. Inclusion of a diverse group of stakeholders is critical to the success of planning and implementation. LEAs are highly encouraged to make extra effort to engage representatives from every stakeholder group (i.e., administrators, teachers, support staff, students, families, community health official or other partners), with a special focus on ensuring that the voices of underrepresented and historically marginalized stakeholder groups are prioritized. In the table below, identify the individual who will serve as the pandemic coordinator and the stakeholder group they represent in the row marked “Pandemic Coordinator”. For each additional pandemic team member, enter the individual’s name, stakeholder group they represent, and the specific role they will play in planning and implementation of your local Health and Safety Plan by entering one of the following under “Pandemic Team Roles and Responsibilities”:

  • Health and Safety Plan Development: Individual will play a role in drafting the enclosed Health and Safety Plan;
  • Pandemic Crisis Response Team: Individual will play a role in within-year decision making regarding response efforts in the event of a confirmed positive case or exposure among staff and students; or
  • Both (Plan Development and Response Team): Individual will play a role in drafting the plan and within-year decision making regarding response efforts in the event of confirmed positive case.

Individual(s)

Stakeholder Group Represented

Pandemic Team Roles and Responsibilities (Options Above)

Mark Bollman

Coordinator

Both

Sue Prescott

Office Staff and Parent

Both

Randy Fletcher

Custodial

Both

Patricia Leibfreid

Instructor

Both

Scott Myers

Instructor and Parent

Both

Key Strategies, Policies, and Procedures

Once your LEA has determined the type of reopening that is best for your local community and established a pandemic coordinator and/or pandemic team, use the action plan templates on the following pages to create a thorough plan for each of the requirements outlined in the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of PreK-12 Schools. 

For each domain of the Health and Safety Plan, draft a detailed summary describing the key strategies, policies, and procedures your LEA will employ to satisfy the requirements of the domain. The domain summary will serve as the public-facing description of the efforts your LEA will take to ensure health and safety of every stakeholder in your local education community. Thus, the summary should be focused on the key information that staff, students, and families will require to clearly understand your local plan for the phased reopening of schools. You can use the key questions to guide your domain summary.

For each requirement within each domain, document the following:

  • Action Steps under Yellow Phase: Identify the discrete action steps required to prepare for and implement the requirement under the guidelines outlined for counties in yellow. List the discrete action steps for each requirement in sequential order. 
  • Action Steps under Green Phase:  Identify the specific adjustments the LEA or school will make to the requirement during the time period the county is designated as green. If implementation of the requirement will be the same regardless of county designation, then type “same as Yellow” in this cell.
  • Lead Individual and Position: List the person(s) responsible for ensuring the action steps are fully planned and the school system is prepared for effective implementation.
  • Materials, Resources, and/or Supports Needed: List any materials, resources, or support required to implement the requirement.
  • Professional Development (PD) Required: In order to implement this requirement effectively, will staff, students, families, or other stakeholders require professional development?

In the following tables, an asterisk (*) denotes a mandatory element of the plan. All other requirements are highly encouraged to the extent possible.

 

Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting, and Ventilation

Key Questions

  • How will you ensure the building is cleaned and ready to safely welcome staff and students?
  • How will you procure adequate disinfection supplies meeting OSHA and CDC requirements for COVID-19?
  • How often will you implement cleaning, sanitation, disinfecting, and ventilation protocols/procedures to maintain staff and student safety?
  • What protocols will you put in place to clean and disinfect throughout an individual school day?
  • Which stakeholders will be trained on cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and ventilation protocols? When and how will the training be provided? How will preparedness to implement as a result of the training be measured?

Summary of Responses to Key Questions:

The building will undergo another deep cleaning prior to opening. We are researching disinfecting supplies and conferring with sending school districts. Cleaning will be conducted on a weekly, daily, and per session schedule depending on the item to be cleaned. The custodial staff will be trained via webinar as well as past practice. Additional training will occur for the remaining staff during in-service and weekly updates via email throughout the summer.

Requirements

Action Steps under Yellow Phase

Action Steps under Green Phase

Lead Individual and Position

Materials, Resources, and or Supports Needed

PD Required (Y/N)

* Cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and ventilating learning spaces, surfaces, and any other areas used by students (i.e., restrooms, drinking fountains, hallways, and transportation)

-Building undergoing a deep cleaning prior to opening. This will be repeated as opportunities arise (in-service dates and other days when school is not in session for students).

-High touch areas will be cleaned each session (desks, door knobs, faucets, hallways, restrooms).

-Research best disinfectants and supplies to purchase

-Bottle filler station provided at water fountain

 

Same as Yellow Phase

Custodial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Custodial &  Coordinator

Disinfectants, wipes, cleaners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase device

Y- staff will be briefed on the plan

Other cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and ventilation practices

-Ventilation filters replaced frequently.

-Rooms cleaned thoroughly each day (either prior to school, or after)

-Tools and computers cleaned after use

Same as Yellow Phase

Custodial

 

Custodial

 

Instructors

Filters, cleaning supplies

Y-staff and students briefed on the plan

Social Distancing and Other Safety Protocols

Key Questions

  • How will classrooms/learning spaces be organized to mitigate spread?
  • How will you group students with staff to limit the number of individuals who come into contact with each other throughout the school day?
  • What policies and procedures will govern use of other communal spaces within the school building?
  • How will you utilize outdoor space to help meet social distancing needs?
  • What hygiene routines will be implemented throughout the school day?
  • How will you adjust student transportation to meet social distancing requirements?
  • What visitor and volunteer policies will you implement to mitigate spread?
  • Will any of these social distancing and other safety protocols differ based on age and/or grade ranges?
  • Which stakeholders will be trained on social distancing and other safety protocols? When and how will the training be provided? How will preparedness to implement as a result of the training be measured?

Summary of Responses to Key Questions:

All non-essential furniture and equipment will be removed to make more space for social distancing. If sending schools go to an alternate schedule this will greatly improve our social distancing. If we have full classes in attendance we will split the largest classes and move a portion of students into vacant rooms. Face coverings will be worn in all communal areas such as halls and restrooms. In the classroom and shop areas every effort will be made to maintain 6 feet between persons per CDC guidelines. During good weather shops can open bay doors. Also, students can be split between classroom and shop areas. Handwashing stations will be set up in each program area. Visitors will be kept to a minimum and no one will enter except through the office. All staff will be trained during in-service and weekly email updates. Students will be trained by incorporating what is expected during classroom orientation. If the partner school districts implement a blended schedule then we will follow suit.

Requirements

Action Steps under Yellow Phase

Action Steps under Green Phase

Lead Individual and Position

Materials, Resources, and or Supports Needed

PD Required (Y/N)

* Classroom/ learning space occupancy that allows for 6 feet of separation among students and staff throughout the day, to the maximum extent feasible

-Classroom seating will be separated as much as possible.

-Large classes will be split and a portion moved to vacant room using aides as tutors.

-Sending schools may alternate days

 

Same as Yellow Phase

Instructors & Coordinator

Overflow classrooms

Y- during in-service

* Restricting the use of cafeterias and other congregate settings, and serving meals in alternate settings such as classrooms

N/A no cafeteria provided

 

 

 

 

* Hygiene practices for students and staff including the manner and frequency of hand-washing and other best practices

-Hand sanitizer will be strategically located throughout the building (entrance, restrooms, and each classroom)

-Students and staff will be encouraged to wash hands at regular intervals (upon entering the building, after working with tools)

Same as Yellow Phase

Custodial, Instructors

Hand sanitizer

Y

* Posting signs, in highly visible locations, that promote everyday protective measures, and how to stop the spread of germs

-signs will be posted that promote protective measures

Same as Yellow Phase

Custodial and Coordinator

Signage

N

* Identifying and restricting non-essential visitors and volunteers

-There will be no volunteers

-Non-essential visitors will be discouraged.

-Essential visitors will be screened

Same as Yellow Phase

Coordinator, Office Staff

Masks, thermometers

Y- during in-service

* Handling sporting activities for recess and physical education classes consistent with the CDC Considerations for Youth Sports

N/A- no sports, recess or PE

 

 

 

 

Limiting the sharing of materials among students

-Sharing material will be avoided as much as possible. If necessary items will be  sanitized before handover.

Same as yellow phase

Instructors

Plan lessons to avoid sharing of materials.

 

Sanitizer if needed

Y- staff and students will be briefed

 

Staggering the use of communal spaces and hallways

-Entry and dismissal will be staggered to accommodate social distancing

-Limit of 1 student from the class to the restroom at a time. Not more than 2 persons in a restroom at a time.

Same as yellow phase

Instructors and Coordinator

 

Y- staff and students briefed

 

Adjusting transportation schedules and practices to create social distance between students

Transportation provided by sending schools.

If parents can drop students off, or request a driving pass.

 

 

 

 

Limiting the number of individuals in classrooms and other learning spaces, and interactions between groups of students

-Larger classes will be split with part in the shop, part in the classroom, or part  in a vacant room

-Sending schools may alternate days

Same as Yellow Phase

Coordinator and Instructors

Lesson Plans to accommodate split classes

N

Coordinating with local childcare regarding on site care, transportation protocol changes and, when possible, revised hours of operation or modified school-year calendars

N/A responsibility of sending school

 

 

 

 

Other social distancing and safety practices

Under Secretary of Health’s Order of July 1, 2020 students and staff will be required to wear face covering  upon entering the building. The face covering can be removed if they are in their classroom and separated by 6 feet.

Same as Yellow Phase (until order is lifted)

All staff

Masks or face shields

Y

 

Monitoring Student and Staff Health

Key Questions

  • How will you monitor students, staff, and others who interact with each other to ensure they are healthy and not exhibiting signs of illness?
  • Where, to whom, when, and how frequently will the monitoring take place (e.g. parent or child report from home or upon arrival to school)?
  • What is the policy for quarantine or isolation if a staff, student, or other member of the school community becomes ill or has been exposed to an individual confirmed positive for COVID-19? 
  • Which staff will be responsible for making decisions regarding quarantine or isolation requirements of staff or students?
  • What conditions will a staff or student confirmed to have COVID-19 need to meet to safely return to school? How will you accommodate staff who are unable or uncomfortable to return?
  • How will you determine which students are willing/able to return? How will you accommodate students who are unable or uncomfortable to return?
  • When and how will families be notified of confirmed staff or student illness or exposure and resulting changes to the local Health and Safety Plan?
  • Which stakeholders will be trained on protocols for monitoring student and staff health? When and how will the training be provided? How will preparedness to implement as a result of the training be measured?

Summary of Responses to Key Questions:

Students and staff will be briefed on expectations and procedures to include mandate to stay at home if exhibiting any symptoms. We will monitor temperature upon arrival. Staff will be alert to detect any symptoms and if found, will refer the student to the office. We will correspond with parents via the website and with the sending school districts through phone/ email to facilitate monitoring. We will follow quarantine procedures for all as recommended by the Department of Education, and the Department of Health. Details are addressed in the table. The Director, assisted by office personnel will make decisions pertaining to quarantine. This decision will be made in conjunction with the sending school administration.

Requirements

Action Steps under Yellow Phase

Action Steps under Green Phase

Lead Individual and Position

Materials, Resources, and or Supports Needed

PD Required (Y/N)

* Monitoring students and staff for symptoms and history of exposure

Monitor temperature upon entering the building. Staff or students with symptoms will be sent to the office for further check.

Same as Yellow Phase

Instructors

RN

Coordinator

Handheld or temperature scanner

Y

* Isolating or quarantining students, staff, or visitors if they become sick or demonstrate a history of exposure

Persons exhibiting symptoms will be removed from the classroom and sent home. Quarantine will be in effect for 14 days or until a negative test result is provided.

Same as Yellow Phase

Instructors

Officer personnel

Contact sending school and family.

Y

* Returning isolated or quarantined staff, students, or visitors to school

If COVID was confirmed persons may return only with a note from a physician.

Staff who are unable or uncomfortable with returning will be handled on a case by case basis conforming to employment regulations.

Same as Yellow Phase

Coordinator/ Office staff

Doctors note, or COVID test results

Y

Notifying staff, families, and the public of school closures and within-school-year changes in safety protocols

Staff will receive updates by phone, email, or in person. Families and the public will be updated via the website, through the sending school’s One Call system, or by informing students directly, if in school.

Same as Yellow Phase

Coordinator

Office staff

Website

Y

Other monitoring and screening practices

Self-monitoring will be promoted.

Same as Yellow Phase

Instructors

 

Y

Other Considerations for Students and Staff

Key Questions

  • What is the local policy/procedure regarding face coverings for staff? What is the policy/procedure for students?
  • What special protocols will you implement to protect students and staff at higher risk for severe illness?
  • How will you ensure enough substitute teachers are prepared in the event of staff illness?
  • How will the LEA strategically deploy instructional and non-instructional staff to ensure all students have access to quality learning opportunities, as well as supports for social emotional wellness at school and at home?

Summary of Responses to Key Questions:

Under the current Governor’s Order face coverings will be worn upon entering the building. Once arriving in the classroom or work area the face covering can be removed if 6 feet of social distancing can be maintained. If it cannot be maintained, then the face covering must stay on. If moving about the building, or if in a communal area such as hallway or restroom the face covering must be used.

Requirements

Action Steps under Yellow Phase

Action Steps under Green Phase

Lead Individual and Position

Materials, Resources, and or Supports Needed

PD Required (Y/N)

* Protecting students and staff at higher risk for severe illness

Face shields and protective barriers will be offered. Virtual learning will be offered to students who are uncomfortable attending the building.

Same as Yellow Phase

Instructors

Coordinator

Face shields

Barrier material

Y

* Use of face coverings (masks or face shields) by all staff

Face shields and protective barriers will be offered. Face coverings are mandatory inside 6 feet per Governor’s order.

Same as Yellow Phase

Coordinator

Committee

Masks

Face shields

Y

* Use of face coverings (masks or face shields) by older students (as appropriate)

Mandatory if moving about the building, or if within 6 feet of other persons.

Same as Yellow Phase

Instructors

Masks

Face shields

Y

Unique safety protocols for students with complex needs or other vulnerable individuals

Students who cannot wear masks will be offered a virtual component of instruction, or will be offered accommodations to allow for social distancing, such as aide support.

We welcome communication with the sending school and families to discuss any special needs.

Same as Yellow Phase

Instructors

Aides

 

 

 

 

Career Counselor

Virtual lessons

Vacant room

Y

Strategic deployment of staff

Aides will be used to assist in limiting class size.

Same as Yellow Phase

Aides

 

Y


Health and Safety Plan Professional Development

The success of your plan for a healthy and safe reopening requires all stakeholders to be prepared with the necessary knowledge and skills to implement the plan as intended. For each item that requires professional development, document the following components of your professional learning plan.

  • Topic: List the content on which the professional development will focus.
  • Audience: List the stakeholder group(s) who will participate in the professional learning activity.
  • Lead Person and Position: List the person or organization that will provide the professional learning.
  • Session Format: List the strategy/format that will be utilized to facilitate participant learning.
  • Materials, Resources, and or Supports Needed: List any materials, resources, or support required to implement the requirement.
  • Start Date: Enter the date on which the first professional learning activity for the topic will be offered.
  • Completion Date: Enter the date on which the last professional learning activity for the topic will be offered.

Topic

Audience

Lead Person and Position

Session Format

Materials, Resources, and or Supports Needed

Start Date

Completion Date

Health and Safety Plan Review

Staff

Coordinator

Email

Email Attachment

July 27,2020

August 18,2020

Identifying Symptoms

Staff

Coordinator

Live

Handouts

Aug 18, 2020

Aug 19, 2020

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Custodial Staff

Maintenance supervisor

Webinar

Webinar

Aug 12, 2020

Aug 13, 2020

Social Distancing/ Face coverings

Staff

Coordinator

Live

Handout

Aug 18, 2020

Aug 19, 2020

Monitor students/ staff for exposure

Staff

Coordinator/ RN

Live

Handout

Aug 18, 2020

Aug 19, 2020

Isolating the sick

Staff

Coordinator

Live

Handout

Aug 18, 2020

Aug 19, 2020

Returning Isolated students and staff

Staff

Coordinator

Live

Handout

Aug 18, 2020

Aug 19, 2020

Unique protocols

Staff

Coordinator

Live

Handout

Aug 18, 2020

Aug 19, 2020

Health and Safety Plan Communications

Timely and effective family and caregiver communication about health and safety protocols and schedules will be critical. Schools should be particularly mindful that frequent communications are accessible in non-English languages and to all caregivers (this is particularly important for children residing with grandparents or other kin or foster caregivers). Additionally, LEAs should establish and maintain ongoing communication with local and state authorities to determine current mitigation levels in your community.

Topic

Audience

Lead Person and Position

Mode of Communications

Start Date

Completion Date

Release of Health and Safety Plan

Community

Coordinator

Website, social media

Upon Board approval

Throughout pandemic

Accommodations

Medically complex students

Coordinator

Career Counselor

Website

IEP and 504 meetings

Communication with Sending schools

August 1, 2020

Throughout pandemic

Virtual Learning

Students/ Parents

Instructors Coordinator

Website/ Personal contact

Aug 20, 2020

Throughout pandemic

COVID Alerts

Community

Coordinator

Website, social media, sending school

As deemed necessary

Throughout pandemic

Continued updates

Staff and community

Coordinator

Instructors

Website, social media

Upon Board Approval

Throughout pandemic


Health and Safety Plan Summary: Bedford County Technical Center

Anticipated Launch Date: July 2020

Use these summary tables to provide your local education community with a detailed overview of your Health and Safety Plan. LEAs are required to post this summary on their website. To complete the summary, copy and paste the domain summaries from the Health and Safety Plan tables above.

Facilities Cleaning, Sanitizing, Disinfecting and Ventilation

Requirement(s)

Strategies, Policies and Procedures

* Cleaning, sanitizing, disinfecting, and ventilating learning spaces, surfaces, and any other areas used by students (i.e., restrooms, drinking fountains, hallways, and transportation)

Hand sanitizers in each room

High contact areas disinfected throughout the day

Air filters changed at frequent intervals

Disposable cups/ bottle fillers at water fountains

Deep cleaning on non-student days

Social Distancing and Other Safety Protocols

Requirement(s)

Strategies, Policies and Procedures

* Classroom/learning space occupancy that allows for 6 feet of separation among students and staff throughout the day, to the maximum extent feasible

* Restricting the use of cafeterias and other congregate settings, and serving meals in alternate settings such as classrooms

* Hygiene practices for students and staff including the manner and frequency of hand-washing and other best practices

* Posting signs, in highly visible locations, that promote everyday protective measures, and how to stop the spread of germs

* Handling sporting activities consistent with the CDC Considerations for Youth Sports for recess and phN/ysical education classes                                                                          

Limiting the sharing of materials among students

Staggering the use of communal spaces and hallways

Adjusting transportation schedules and practices to create social distance between students

Limiting the number of individuals in classrooms and other learning spaces, and interactions between groups of students

Coordinating with local childcare regarding on site care, transportation protocol changes and, when possible, revised hours of operation or modified school-year calendars

Other social distancing and safety practices

Students will be briefed on maintaining social distance of 6 feet. Class size will be reduced either by hybrid schedule from sending school or by using vacant rooms to limit number of students.

No cafeteria at Tech Center.

Installation of coverings on high touch areas such as faucets and keyboards. Encourage use of hand sanitizer upon entering the building and throughout the day.

Posters encouraging frequent hand washing and techniques to prevent spread of germs.

N/A

Sharing of material will be limited.

Students will be instructed to use single file upon entering and exiting the building.

N/A

If the sending schools do not offer an alternating schedule we will use vacant room space to assist with social distancing.

N/A

Face coverings will be used if not meeting 6 feet social distancing.

Monitoring Student and Staff Health

Requirement(s)

Strategies, Policies and Procedures

* Monitoring students and staff for symptoms and history of exposure

 

*Isolating or quarantining students, staff, or visitors if they become sick or demonstrate a history of exposure

* Returning isolated or quarantined staff, students, or visitors to school

Notifying staff, families, and the public of school closures and within-school- year changes in safety protocols

All staff will be educated on and alert to students exhibiting symptoms.

Touchless thermometers and scanners will be used to identify persons with a fever.

Parents will be asked to monitor student health daily, and keep students experiencing symptoms at home.

Students and staff exhibiting symptoms will be removed from the classroom and sent home.

In order to return they will need a doctor’s excuse. If they were a confirmed case of COVID they will be expected to quarantine per CDC guidelines, and provide a doctor’s note to return.

Families of exposed individuals will be notified immediately.

The school status and any changes to the health and safety plan will be updated on the website.

Other Considerations for Students and Staff

Requirement(s)

Strategies, Policies and Procedures

* Protecting students and staff at higher risk for severe illness

* Use of face coverings (masks or face shields) by all staff

* Use of face coverings (masks or face shields) by older students (as appropriate)

Unique safety protocols for students with complex needs or other vulnerable individuals

Strategic deployment of staff

Face shields and protective barriers will be offered. Virtual learning will be offered to students who are uncomfortable attending the building.

 

Face shields and protective barriers will be offered.

 

 

 

Mandatory if moving about the building, or if within 6 feet of other persons.

 

 

 

Students who cannot wear masks will be offered a virtual component of instruction, or will be offered accommodations to allow for social distancing, such as aide support.

We welcome communication with the sending school and families to discuss any special needs.

 

Aides will be utilized to assist with tutoring and alleviating class size.

Health and Safety Plan Governing Body Affirmation Statement

The Joint Operating Committee for the Bedford County Technical Center reviewed and approved the Phased School Reopening Health and Safety Plan on (INSERT DATE: MONTH, DAY, YEAR).

The plan was approved by a vote of:

           Yes

           No

Affirmed on: (INSERT DATE: MONTH, DAY, YEAR)

By:

(Signature* of Board President)



(Print Name of Board President)

*Electronic signatures on this document are acceptable using one of the two methods detailed below.

Option A: The use of actual signatures is encouraged whenever possible. This method requires that the document be printed, signed, scanned, and then submitted. 

Option B: If printing and scanning are not possible, add an electronic signature using the resident Microsoft Office product signature option, which is free to everyone, no installation or purchase needed.