What are the enhanced safety protocols the school is putting in place to keep my child safe?
We have enhanced protocols for staying home when sick, physical distancing, face coverings, cleaning, daily wellness screenings, our School Nurse, and visitors on campus.
Stay Home when Sick: It is critically important for students, faculty and staff to stay off campus if feeling unwell. Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, is awaiting test results for COVID-19 or has had recent exposure to a close contact with confirmed COVID-19 must notify the School Nurse and not return to school until cleared. Additionally, if a child stays home sick at all, even if unrelated to COVID-19, this should be reported to the School Nurse.
Physical Distancing: Physical distancing is one of the most effective, proven measures to decrease the risk of transmission of COVID-19. To implement this important practice throughout campus, classroom space will be leveraged to accommodate physical distancing between students and faculty and staff. New signage will be posted throughout campus to support directional traffic patterns to maintain physical distancing.
Face Coverings: A CDC-approved cloth face covering over the nose and mouth will be worn on campus by all students, faculty, and staff.
Increased Cleaning Protocols: We have added additional daily cleaning staff to help keep our campus clean and sanitized.
Handwashing and Hygiene: We are all washing our hands a lot more these days! We will continue to emphasize this, as well as other aspects of taking personal responsibility for one’s health, with our students.
Daily Wellness Screenings: We will emphasize the prevention of the spread of the virus through morning wellness checks. This will involve a brief health screening, including a temperature check, during morning drop off before students enter the buildings.
School Nurse: We have added a School Nurse to our staff to support our efforts to keep our community healthy, address health concerns as they arise, and communicate updates with our community. The School Nurse serves on our Health Advisory Committee, which includes medical and public health professionals to provide guidance as we make decisions about this evolving situation.
Visitors on Campus: Brookwood’s campus is open to students, faculty, and staff. We ask that parents prearrange visits to help us minimize the number of people on campus at any particular time. Similarly, visitors, volunteers, and external groups will also need to prearrange visits.