Coronavirus Resources for Schools

Reopening of SantaClaraCounty K12 Schools

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June 30, 2020 Page 16 Requirements • Post signs at all entrances instructing students, staff, and visitors not to enter campus if they have any COVID-19 symptoms. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, recent loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. • All students and staff should be screened for symptoms each day. Staff and students' parents or guardians can conduct symptom screening at-home, prior to arrival. Alternatively, symptom screening can occur on-site via self-reporting, visual inspection, or a symptom screening questionnaire. Symptom screenings do not need to be performed by a nurse or other health professional. • Temperature screening of students and staff is not required. If temperature screening is performed, contact-less thermometers should be used. • Contact thermometers should only be used when a fever is suspected and if appropriate PPE can be used (facemask, eye protection, and disposable gloves). Contact thermometers must be properly cleaned and disinfected after each use. • Students or staff with any identified COVID-19 symptoms and/or a temperature of 100.0 or higher must be sent home immediately until testing and/or medical evaluation has been conducted. • Communicate screening requirements to all staff and families. Provide periodic reminders throughout the school year. Recommendations • Any on-campus temperature screening (for students or staff) should be conducted using a contact-less thermometer with a physical barrier in place to separate the screener from individuals screened. Specifically, o Screening stations should be set up at least six feet apart from each other. o A physical barrier, such as a glass window or clear plastic barrier on a table, for the person taking the temperature to stand behind, should be put in place. o If a barrier cannot be put in place, the person measuring temperatures should be trained and wear appropriate PPE (facemask, eye protection, and disposable gloves) . o When using a non-touch (infra-red) or temporal thermometer, gloves do not need to be changed before the next check if the individual screened was not touched.

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