Operation/Cleaning of facilities

District level

  • The district will create and deploy signage throughout the district to address public health protections surrounding COVID-19. Signage will address protocols and recommendations in the following areas:
    • Proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including gloves and masks. 
    • Acceptable face coverings and requirements related to their wear.
    • Handwashing.
    • Adherence to social distancing instructions.
    • Symptoms/prevention of COVID-19.
  • In addition to signage, the district will encourage all students, faculty, staff and visitors through verbal and written communication to adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Department of Health (DOH) guidance regarding the use of PPE through additional means such as face-to-face presentations, website posts, emails, etc. 
  • The district is committed to creating a learning environment that protects student and staff health, safety, and privacy. Our district will operate under a standard procedure for addressing situations in which an individual has tested positive for COVID-19 or appears symptomatic. These procedures are outlined in the Health & Safety section of our reopening plan.
  • In the event that a student or staff member is sick or symptomatic, notification to exposed individuals will occur pursuant to the state’s contact tracing protocols as implemented by the local health department. The district will not notify the wider community unless specifically directed to do so by local health officials.
  • All current safety protocols that were created prior to the COVID-19 pandemic will continue. Students will be required to wear face coverings, during the drills or actual alert if they safely can’t maintain six feet of social distance. 

Elementary School

2 Points of Entry

  •     For buses
  •     Grades 1-4 will enter the auxiliary entrance (to the left of main entrance).
  •     Pre-K, K and grades 5 and 6 will enter main front entrances.
  •     For parent drop-off
  •     Students will enter from the current drop off location (the loop)
  •     Parents must remain in their cars when dropping off their child.
  •     Parents are not allowed to park their cars in the parking lot and leave their car.
  •     For initial quarantine location if a student’s temperature is above 100.0.
  •     Students, if presenting temperature above 100.0, would be led to the school nurse’s location/adjacent room.

Jr./Sr. High School

2 Points of Entry

  • For buses: Lower parking lot by the gymnasium.
  • For parent drop-off and student parking: Upper parking lot by main office 
  • For initial quarantine location if a student’s temperature is above 100.0F: Students will be sent to a designated room in the school nurse’s office where they will be away from other students, but will still be supervised.

Ventilation

  • The business official, in conjunction with the facilities director, will upgrade the filtration system currently employed throughout the district.
  • Teachers and staff at both schools will increase ventilation with outdoor air, if able, weather permitting.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Mayfield Central School District will have a written protocol to clean and disinfect the schools following CDC guidelines. The District will adhere to the same safety precautions as were previously adhered to prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The District has instituted the following cleaning and disinfecting procedures for buildings: 

Mayfield Junior- Senior High and Elementary School Sanitation Plan

All custodial staff will be trained on CDC guidelines and Personal Protective Equipment for the cleaning of school facilities.

  •         For this plan, the clarification of cleaning and disinfecting will be defined. The CDC points out that “cleaning does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. If a surface may have gotten the virus on it from a person with or suspected to have COVID-19, the surface should be cleaned and disinfected. Disinfecting kills germs on surfaces.”
  •         The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers a list of products that are effective against another human coronavirus similar to COVID-19 or viruses that are harder to kill.
  •         The effectiveness of a disinfectant is highly dependent on the custodial team following the label directions. One cannot just spray a surface then wipe it down immediately. Many of these products require contact time of one to ten minutes to be effective.

One example for the aforementioned statement, Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner + Bleach requires one minute of contact time, while Clorox Disinfecting Spray needs ten minutes of contact time to work correctly, and the contact time on Lysol Brand All Purpose Cleaner is two minutes.

 A checklist will be attached and must be completed daily for individual areas indicating that the tasks have been completed. Date, time and sign off will be required.

Building ventilation will be operating per regulations and rest rooms will be cleaned/disinfected twice daily. Elementary playground will be cleaned twice weekly.  

List of areas and items that need to be cleaned:

Outdoor areas:
  1. Playground equipment (routine cleaning only – the CDC currently recommends against disinfecting these surfaces.)
      1. Swings
      2. Climbing structures
      3. Ladders
      4. Toys
  2. Tables
  3. Benches and chairs
  4. Doorbells, buzzers, and intercom buttons
  5. Door handles
  6. Railings 
Throughout the school:
  1. Light switches and switch plates
  2. HVAC vents
  3. HVAC filters, if applicable, otherwise replace them regularly, and switch to filters with a higher MERV rating if possible. (Higher MERV ratings equate to more particle filtration.)
In the halls:
  1. Door handles
  2. Handrails
  3. Water fountains
  4. Carpets
  5. Elevator buttons
In the classroom and offices:
  1. Desktops and in-desk storage
  2. Seats
  3. Classroom books
  4. Class equipment (microscopes, globes, pencil sharpeners, etc.)
  5. Administrative equipment (copier buttons, fax machines, etc.)
  6. Storage spaces (cubes, coat racks, etc.)
  7. Floors
  8. Door, closet, and cupboard handles
  9. Telephones
  10. Touchscreens
  11. Keyboards (These are difficult to clean. Ideally, use a keyboard cover that is easy to remove and disinfect.)
  12. Waste and recycling bins
  13. Public Address systems
  14. Shared binders (late sign in, sign out, etc.)
Cafeteria:
  1. Tables
  2. Chairs
  3. Handrails
  4. Countertops
  5. Touchscreens
  6. Napkin dispensers
  7. Vending machine buttons
  8. Microwave handles and buttons
  9. Refrigerator and freezer door handles
  10. Waste and recycling bins
Restrooms:
  1. Doorknobs and handles
  2. Faucet handles
  3. Paper towel dispenser handles
  4. Hand dryer buttons
  5. Soap dispenser buttons
  6. Toilet paper dispensers
  7. Sanitary napkin dispensers
  8. Toilet flush handles
  9. Toilet doors, door handles, and locks
  10. Floors
Athletic facilities:
  1. Locker rooms
      1. Locker handles
      2. Benches
      3. Door handles
  2. Wrestling mats
  3. Shared sports equipment (balls, shot puts, etc.)
  4. Pool equipment (flotation devices)
Auditoriums and Gyms:
  1. Seats
  2. Benches
  3. Scoreboard buttons
  4. PA equipment