Clinton Return to School Procedure

As Clinton School District prepare to welcome students back to school, it is important to understand how COVID-19 is spread in order for everyone to help do their part to minimize the exposure to the virus.

COVID-19 is mostly spread by respiratory droplets released when people talk, cough or sneeze. Personal prevention practices (such as handwashing, staying home when sick, physical distancing, and face coverings) and environmental cleaning and disinfection, are important principles that are covered in this document.

Clinton School District emphasize the importance of staying home when you don’t feel well. Incentives and award programs related to attendance will not be implemented again this year.

The Clinton District will be teaching the importance of these universal precautions, and they ask that all parents and guardians help reinforce them at home, as well. See “Safety Protocols” section for more information

HANDWASHING

● Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
● If you are unable to wash your hands, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
● Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

COVER COUGH AND SNEEZES
● Remember to always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
● Throw used tissues in the trash.
● Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
● If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

PERSONAL PROTECTION
● Face coverings are required to be worn by all students and staff.
● Face coverings are also required on the school bus.
● Face coverings are not required while outside during recess, PE or other times that teachers may take their class outside.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING
● Arrangement of classroom furniture will be modified so students are at least 3 feet apart.
● Arrival and dismissal procedures may be adjusted.
● Recess, cafeteria, and hallway traffic may be modified to limit the number of students in these areas.

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