SFS COVID-19 Response
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i) We strongly recommend unvaccinated students and employees wear masks while in our building. Vaccinated individuals who would like to, are also encouraged to wear a mask.
i) All cleaning and disinfecting products are EPA approved with a
coronavirus kill claim.
ii) Hand sanitizer will be available in each classroom. Students may carry hand sanitizer throughout the day.
iii) All high-traffic surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected every night. iv) UVC light procedure
(1) UVC light disinfecting will be used along with traditional cleaning at a minimum in all high traffic areas, (weight room, cafeteria, and gyms) every night, and classrooms and other spaces every other day. This schedule will be adjusted as needed to increase as needed. (2) https://www.eamed.com/products/infection-control/pdl-495-uv-c-air -surface-disinfection-lamp
v) The lunch spaces will be cleaned in between each use.
vi) The building's HVAC is controlled by computer and already draws outside air in accordance with building codes. This percentage of outside air has been increased.
c) Social Distancing
i) St. Francis will strive to maintain 3 feet of social distance in the classrooms.
ii) Students will have assigned seats in the classrooms.
i) Students will eat in the auxiliary gym. This larger space allows for better distancing, higher ceilings, increased ventilation, and seating options. (cafeteria tables, small group seating, and individual tables)
ii) Food is not permitted in the classrooms.
3) Protocols for COVID-19 symptoms and positive tests
a) Students, Faculty and Staff who display symptoms of illness.
i) Anyone with an illness that involves the following should stay home for the day and can return to school unrestricted if symptoms resolve 24 hours later.
5) Muscle or body aches
7) Sore throat
8) Congestion or runny nose
ii) Anyone with an illness that involves the following symptoms should stay home and can only return once the criteria in iii below is met.
1) Severe Cough
2) Continued shortness of breath
3) Continued difficulty breathing
4) New olfactory disorder
5) New taste disorder
iii) The criteria to return to school are as follows:
1) Negative PCR or antigen COVID Test (If there is any pending test results the student must remain home until results are returned)
2) Or a doctor’s note with an alternative diagnosis
3) Both 1 and 2 will be required if new loss of taste and smell occurs.
b) Positive cases of COVID-19, Reporting, Isolation, and Quarantine i) Isolation: When an individual test positive for COVID-19, St. Francis will contact the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. Individuals will follow Isolation Procedures:
1) An individual will be directed to remain home and isolate until 10
days have passed since the onset of symptoms AND the
the individual is fever free for 24 hours without the use of
fever-reducing medications before returning to school. Individuals
must also have significant improvement in symptoms (all three
conditions must be met before isolation is lifted)
(a) Keep someone who is sick (even without symptoms) away
from others, even in their own home.
(b) If you live with others, stay in a “sick room” or an area
away from other people and animals, including pets, and
use a separate bathroom if available.
(c) Special Case: If you tested positive for COVID-19, but do not have symptoms, isolation lasts at least 10 days from the date of the test.
ii) Contact Tracing and Quarantine: Other individuals who were identified as having close and sustained contact (a distance of 3 feet or less for 15 minutes or longer, with or without a face covering or barrier) within 48 hours of exposure with a COVID positive case will be identified. If an individual has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, parents will be personally contacted.
1) Vaccinated Individuals: Individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not be required to quarantine. However, If they develop symptoms, they will follow the protocols for those who display symptoms.
2) Unvaccinated Individuals: Individuals will be notified of possible exposure. Unless they have been wearing a mask and
maintained 3 feet of distance for less than 15 minutes, individuals who are exposed will be required to stay home for 10 days
3) Those individuals who had COVID-19 within the past 90 days will not need to quarantine.
iii) COVID-19 Vaccine Status
1) To help streamline our contact tracing in the event of a positive case, parents may upload their son’s vaccine cards on Final Forms. This is not mandatory, but it will help our contact tracing and quarantine process.
2) To upload vaccine cards on Final Forms
(a) After logging in, select the file folder icon on your student under actions.
(b) Once you click the file folder, there is a button for “Choose File”.
(c) Select “Choose File” and upload your son’s scanner vaccine card.
(d) After completing, the document will be listed.
No matter the vaccine status, symptomatic or not, anyone who has a pending COVID test may not return to school until all results are turned in.
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SFS COVID policy.
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Updated: 9/18/21 10:00 am