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Protocols for Returning To School

PROTOCOLS FOR SCREENING:

DAILY HEALTH SCREENING
Everyone must complete our STFOA Health Self Screening Questionnaire to self-screen for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 before arriving at St. Francis of Assisi School.
 
Symptom screening at home can be helpful to determine if a student or adult:
● Currently has an infectious illness that could impair their ability to learn, or
● Is at risk of transmitting an infectious illness to other students or the school staff.
 
STFOA Health Self Screening Questionnaires
All STUDENTS/Essential Worker Child Care Staff and Students:

Employees/Volunteers/Others:
 

Daily School ENTRANCE:  All individuals need to have their temperature taken and respond to questions on our STFOA Health Self Screening Questionnaire prior to entering the building.
● All students, employees, volunteers, and others need to enter the building through the door
closest to their classroom/work space.
● CARPOOL DROP-OFF/WALKING Students: Parents/Guardians MUST take their child(ren)’s temperature and respond to questions on our STFOA Health Self Screening Questionnaire prior to coming to school.
● Essential Worker Child Care: All EWCC staff and students will enter STFOA School through their designated area doors in the Family Center or EDP area
● Students. employees, volunteers, and staff who are not in EWCC, are not allowed to enter the Family Center or EDP areas unless they are working in those areas.
● Families who do not have a thermometer at home need to have a staff member take their child(ren)’s temperature in the carpool area, the bottom of the ramp area, or in the office. Once the parents have their child(ren)’s temperature, parents will then complete the questions on
their STFOA Health Self Screening Questionnaire for their child(ren).

IMPORTANT:
Any individual with a temperature of 100.4°F or higher, a new or increased shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, or a new cough, will not be permitted to attend school or work at the organization. Do NOT enter the building.
Any individual experiencing two or more symptoms together** will not be permitted to attend school or work at the STFOA School. Do NOT enter the building. (**Refer to: Screening for COVID-19- below)
Any individual who has been in close contact with someone who has a current diagnosis of COVID-19 or has symptoms of COVID-19 (including a fever above 100.4°F) may not attend the site. Do NOT enter the building.
Contact one of the COVID-19 Response Team members at our school office (206) 243-5690 to determine whether or not additional follow up is needed.
 
 
If a student demonstrates SYMPTOMS while at school:
  • Staff will contact the COVID-19 Team to request assistance.
  • Student will be accompanied to our Isolation Room to avoid exposure to others.
  • Parent/Guardian must pick up their child within 30 minutes of a phone call.
 
 

COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN:

St. Francis of Assisi School is following the guidance set forth by the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle, Office of Catholic Schools, and King County Public Health to implement specific protocol intended to prevent coronavirus on our campus.
 
This site specific COVID-19 Safety Plan has four elements:  COVID-19 Supervisor, Control, Mitigation and Exposure.
 
The Supervisor for this site is the Safety Program Manager, Trish Hanson.  In the event it is not possible for the manager to be present on site when occupied, they can delegate the supervisor duties to another person(s) as long as the Safety Program Manager is available by phone.  We have also implemented a COVID-19 Team to respond as needed.
 
TRAINING
Supervisor:
  • Attend the Archdiocesan COVID-19 Supervisor Training.
  • Assure all employees and volunteers who organize or assist in school activities are trained
 
Employees and Volunteers:
  • Employees must review the Archdiocesan Basic Employee Training on the COVID-19 Infection Prevention
  • Record of this training is documented and retained in the employee personal file.
 
 
If a student demonstrates SYMPTOMS while at school:
  • Staff will contact the COVID-19 Team to request assistance.
  • Student will be accompanied to our Isolation Room to avoid exposure to others.
  • Parent/Guardian must pick up their child within 30 minutes of a phone call.
 
 
SIGNAGE
  • Accessible and visible signage in compliance with King County Health Department will be placed at main entry points and throughout the campus.
 
ROUTINE AND FREQUENT CLEANING IS REQUIRED
  • Cleaning staff addresses regular, frequent, and periodic cleaning throughout the building.
 
 
MANDATORY SOCIAL DISTANCING
  • This site must ensure that everyone keeps at least six feet away from coworkers and the public, when feasible.
  • Other prevention measures are required such as use of barriers to block sneezes and coughs, and ventilation improvements when social distancing isn't feasible.
  • Markings will be placed to establish social distancing.
 
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Personal protective equipment may be helpful when social distancing and other protective measures are infeasible or not effective.
  • Face shields can prevent direct exposure to sneezes or coughs; they also provide protection from cleaning chemicals and disinfectants.
  • Approved respirators such as N95s are not normally recommended, but may be appropriate where workers must remain in very close proximity to others. 
  • Loose-fitting face masks or cloth face covers (e.g., scarves and homemade masks) are required as a best practice measure to prevent the wearer from transmitting droplets from coughs and sneezes.  The loose-fitting face masks or cloth face covers do not prevent inhalation of fine aerosols and are not protective in close proximity.  Note: Phase 1 and 2 Religious and Faith Based Organizations COVID-19 Requirements (5-27-2020) require face coverings. 
  • Avoid touching the mouth, nose, eyes, and nearby surfaces when putting on, using, and removing PPE and masks.
 
 
DELAYED REPORT OF COVID-19 POSITIVE TEST
In the event an employee, or anyone else has come onto the site, and later reports testing positive for COVID-19, the school will follow these procedures:
  • School COVID-19 Team gathers information related to the date, time on site and people with whom the infected person had contact.
  • School will contact the local health department to determine next steps with those who had contact with the individual and recommendations on cleaning. 
King County COVID-19 Call Centers: Medical questions related to COVID-19: 8AM-7PM (206) 477- 3977.
      • General questions about COVID-19 in Washington state, contact the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call center (800) 525-0127
  • School will contact the Archdiocese to discuss Health Department requirements and next steps for communication, building cleaning, etc. 
      • School Contact - Teresa Fewel (206-274-7655 ) Asst. Superintendent of Operations and Government Programs, Fewel@seattlearch.org
      • Ed Foster – Director of Property and Construction Services (206) 382-2064 edf@seattlearch.org
      • If Ed cannot be reached, contact Nick Altenhofen Insurance Specialist (206) 382-4529 altenhofen@seattlearch.org
        Note: If unable to reach via phone, send a message via e-mail.
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