Social Distancing procedures for family members who are picking up items at school
What is social distancing and why is it important?
Social distancing includes ways to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. It means less contact between you and other people. Social distancing is important because COVID-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:
- direct close contact with a person while they are infectious or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared
- close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes, or
- touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.
The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.
According to the CDC, these are steps we can take to decrease the spread of coronavirus.
Social distancing in schools:
- Stay home if you are sick, do not go to school for pick-up
- Stay home if you have a family member at home who is sick
- Stop handshaking as a greeting - use other non-contact methods of greeting
- The gathering for item exchange should be for a minimum period of time
- Participants should stand at least 6 feet from each other at all times
- Avoid touching face and cover coughs and sneezes
- If possible, staff will arrange pick up in front of the school and outside of the building
- When not possible, pick up will be held in open, well-ventilated spaces
- Sanitize hands if entering school and at regular intervals.
- Staff will use booking and scheduling to stagger customer flow when possible