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School reopening health and safety protocols
Daily screening/self-assessment of symptoms prior to entering school

Daily screening/self-assessment of symptoms prior to entering school

Cohorting of students to support physical distancing

Cohorting of students to support physical distancing

Physically distanced desks

Physically distanced desks

Mandatory masks for all students (disposable, cloth) while indoors

Mandatory masks for all students (disposable, cloth) while indoors

Masks and eye protection (e.g. face shields) for teachers

Masks and eye protection (e.g. face shields) for teachers

Hand hygiene before and after removing masks

Hand hygiene before and after removing masks

Staggered start and end class times to avoid crowded hallways

Staggered start and end class times to avoid crowded hallways

Limiting use of washrooms/reducing the number of students permitted inside the washroom at any given time

Limiting use of washrooms/reducing the number of students permitted inside the washroom at any given time

Eliminating use of side-by-side facilities to ensure physical distancing, e.g. urinals, sinks

Eliminating use of side-by-side facilities to ensure physical distancing, e.g. urinals, sinks

Washrooms equipped with soap dispensers and paper towels

Washrooms equipped with soap dispensers and paper towels

Regular hand washing throughout day

Regular hand washing throughout day

Hand sanitizer dispensers at entrances/exits and classrooms

Hand sanitizer dispensers at entrances/exits and classrooms

Practice proper respiratory etiquette (represented by signage), avoid touching face, nose and mouth

Practice proper respiratory etiquette (represented by signage), avoid touching face, nose and mouth

Floor decals to indicate spacing

Floor decals to indicate spacing

Floor decals showing traffic flow

Floor decals showing traffic flow

Health and Safety Signage posted on all accessible exterior doors, walls, floors: No visitors

Health and Safety Signage posted on all accessible exterior doors, walls, floors: No visitors

Health and Safety Signage posted on all accessible exterior doors, walls, floors: Reminders to physical distance

Health and Safety Signage posted on all accessible exterior doors, walls, floors: Reminders to physical distance

Health and Safety Signage posted on all accessible exterior doors, walls, floors: Proper hand washing

Health and Safety Signage posted on all accessible exterior doors, walls, floors: Proper hand washing

Bagged/disabled drinking fountains

Bagged/disabled drinking fountains

Sneeze guards/plexi barriers where physical distancing may not be possible

Sneeze guards/plexi barriers where physical distancing may not be possible

Ventilation/upgraded air filters

Ventilation/upgraded air filters

Open windows where possible (classrooms with non-sealed windows) for free flowing fresh air

Open windows where possible (classrooms with non-sealed windows) for free flowing fresh air

Regular cleaning/disinfecting of classrooms, including frequent disinfecting of touch points throughout the day

Regular cleaning/disinfecting of classrooms, including frequent disinfecting of touch points throughout the day

Spray bottles with disinfectant, gloves and paper towels in each classroom for wiping down surfaces/laptops/tablets/keyboards and other devices

Spray bottles with disinfectant, gloves and paper towels in each classroom for wiping down surfaces/laptops/tablets/keyboards and other devices

Masks must be worn by students on school buses

Masks must be worn by students on school buses

Students to eat snacks and lunch in classroom with their cohort

Students to eat snacks and lunch in classroom with their cohort

No sharing of food

No sharing of food

Use of lockers not permitted

Use of lockers not permitted

Use of School Cash Online for contactless payments

Use of School Cash Online for contactless payments

Sign in/Sign out for all staff

Sign in/Sign out for all staff

Classroom, change room and transportation seating plans

Classroom, change room and transportation seating plans

Hydration stations available but sanitized regularly

Hydration stations available but sanitized regularly

No use of playgrounds

No use of playgrounds

Interaction during recess breaks only with cohorts

Interaction during recess breaks only with cohorts