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COVID-19 Reopening Plan 

Bayside’s Plan to Safely Reopen Campus

As we prepare to reopen our campus this fall, we do so slowly, safely and carefully. In conjunction with the CDPH/CalOSHA’S COVID-19 Industry Guidance for Schools and School-Based Programs, we’ve incorporated the following protocols in order to protect the health and safety of the staff, students and families of Bayside Adventist Christian School.

 

Our plan demonstrates our commitment to implementing the following practices to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

 

  • Cleaning, Disinfection and Ventilation
  • Cohorting
  • Physical Distancing
  • Entrance, Egress, and Movement within the School
  • Face Coverings and Other Essential Protective Gear
  • Health Screenings for Students and Staff
  • Health Hygiene Practices
  • Identification and Tracing of Contacts
  • Staff Training and Family Education
  • Testing of Staff
  • Triggers for Switching to Distance Learning
  • Communication Plans

 

 

 

Cleaning, Disinfection and Ventilation

 

Elementary staff have been trained on the following cleaning and disinfecting procedures. To the extent possible, students will also be instructed in these precautionary steps: 

 

  • Cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting will be conducted throughout the day and again at the end of each day. Frequently touched surfaces (e.g. tables, hard-backed chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, desks, keyboards/mice, copy machines, faucets and sinks, toilets/handles, etc.) will be cleaned daily before school begins and throughout the day.
  • Hands are to be washed after cleaning and disinfecting. 
  • Cohorts have their own restrooms to use and will not be shared with other cohorts.
  • Sinks and restrooms will be operational and stocked with antibacterial liquid soap and hand towels. Hand sanitizer will be available in multiple places on campus.
  • Disinfectants that are effective against COVID-19 will be used at the proper concentrations and per the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Items that are not easily cleaned have been removed from the classroom such as, but not limited to: stuffed animals, dramatic play clothes, pillows, etc.
  • An electrostatic mister will be used to disinfect all classrooms/areas daily; this is planned to be done after school while students and staff are not present.
  • Sharing of supplies and equipment will be limited. When items must be shared, they will be cleaned and sanitized between uses.
  • Windows will be left open in all classroom/work areas. To the extent feasible, doors will also be open to increase the ventilation in all classrooms

 

 

 

Cohorting

 

The purpose of establishing cohorts is to limit the mixing of students and staff so that if anyone develops an infection, the number of exposures is reduced.

Students will remain with their same classmates and teacher(s) for the entire day. Cohorts will also remain in their own separate classroom/work areas throughout the day.

 

Arrival and departure, movement through hallways and common areas, and outside play will be coordinated to ensure that cohorts don’t mix.

 

Cohort groups will continue to be no larger than 14 students. Our Kindergarten – 2nd Grade classroom currently has eight students. This group has two classrooms in which they work with a teacher and an instructional aide. These spaces are not used by any other cohort in the school.  Students will remain with the same classmates and staff during the day. We will maximize the distance between student work/desk areas within the classroom by providing physical distancing between each desk/student. Plexiglass/partitions will be used when six feet of distancing cannot be maintained.

 

Our third - eighth grade classroom will have no more than 14 students (seventh and eighth grade will be working virtually from home). They have classroom spaces that are reserved just for them. They will utilize a large multipurpose room where all of them can meet for class meetings, project work, etc. Their tables are spaced to allow 6-foot social distancing. They will also use the math/computer lab/classroom work areas as they are divided into smaller pods during the day. These classroom areas are not shared with any other cohort during the school day. They will also work with the same two teachers all day.  

 

These classrooms and cohorts will remain stable throughout the year.

 

Families have been provided an option as to whether they want their student in the onsite cohort or working virtually from home.

 

In addition, we have nearly 20,000 sq. feet of outdoor space that will be will be utilized on a daily basis.  Outdoor “work areas” have been planned to keep students distanced from each other and with limited contact with equipment. Teachers will also work at tables outdoors as they meet with small groups for instruction. Lunch and recess schedules have been staggered to provide physical distancing. Picnic tables are provided for eating lunch outdoors. On inclement days, students will eat inside their classrooms.

 

 

 

Physical Distancing

 

Classrooms will be considered family units and students will remain with their class throughout the day; classes, or groups of students outside the homeroom class will not mix.  Teachers will be conducting many classes outside in an effort to maximize space as much as possible, weather permitting.

 

In the Kindergarten – second grade classroom, tables have plexiglass barriers and clearly identified workspaces to allow for distancing. The procedures of staying within their workspace will be explicitly taught and practiced. Additional tables will be added to allow for further spacing.

 

Specific language and redirection techniques will be utilized by the staff to ensure that space is being maximized throughout the day.

 

Students in our K-2 classroom have their own individual hook for hanging their jackets, a reserved place for their backpack and a separate personal cubby/totes for keeping their needed workbooks and supplies. 

 

Desks are spaced six feet apart in the grade three - eight classroom; students will not be seated facing one another to minimize exposure and maximize space.

Students in our grade 3-8 classroom all have a personal locker to keep their supplies. Personal belongings are taken home every day.

 

These areas will be disinfected daily after school is dismissed.

 

Each student will have his or her own personal set of supplies to avoid sharing with others. Supplies and equipment that are shared will be cleaned and disinfected before another student uses the resources.

 

Students will be assigned their own personal computer or Chromebook.

As far as practicable, students will avoid sharing books, games, manipulatives and toys. Individual bins and supply boxes will be provided with most supplies for each student.

 

Throughout the school day, access to campus will be limited to staff members, students, and essential visitors. Parents are expected to conduct all school business over the phone or via text messages.

 

 

 

ENTRANCE, EGRESS, AND MOVEMENT WITHIN THE SCHOOL

 

The start and end times for our daily schedule will remain the same;  Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Friday:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm. With only twenty three students in our school, and providing two separate entrances, there is currently no need for staggering arrival and departure times. Students will leave school the same way they arrived. In the mornings, the students will enter campus at two separate locations:  grades K-2 will enter through our pedestrian gate while students in grades 3-8 will enter through the main lobby of the church. After arrival at school, temperature and health checks will be administered. Students will use hand sanitizer before entering the classroom.

 

Entrance and exit routes are clearly marked for vehicles accessing our campus.

To the greatest extent possible, drivers will remain in their vehicles and must wear face coverings while in the parking lot. Drivers are not to leave until their child(ren) have had their daily health screening.

 

Our classrooms are in two separate buildings and use separate entrances. Each classroom has access to their own bathrooms. There is very little chance that the two cohorts will pass each other during the day.

 

Our grades 3 - 8 students will remain with their homeroom cohort for the entire school day, broken into two separate pods during part of the day. For one period a day, the pods will work in the math/computer lab and return to their homeroom. This area is only used by the students in the grades 3 – 8 cohort. As students transition, there will be directional paths for the students to take to maximize spacing. High contact areas (desks, door handles, tables, etc.) will be disinfected between classes. Students will use hand sanitizer as they enter and leave the classroom.

 

 

 

FACE COVERINGS AND OTHER ESSENTIAL PROTECTIVE GEAR

 

Face coverings will be required of all students and staff to reduce the risk of transmission. Signage will be placed in highly visible areas to remind students and staff of when and where face coverings are required and the appropriate use of face coverings.

 

Students and staff will be educated on the proper use, cleaning, storage, and rationale of face coverings. Face coverings, and gloves (if needed) will be provided for students and staff members who lose or forget to bring their protective gear to school.

 

Staff Members

All staff members are required to wear a face covering at all times while on campus, except while eating or drinking. Staff members who are unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons or are excluded from this requirement according to Cal/OSHA standards will not be assigned responsibilities that require close contact with students.

 

Staff members may consider using face shields in combination with face coverings to further reduce the risk of transmission. In addition, teachers may consider using face coverings with clear windows or face shields with a drape during phonics instruction or other situations where it is important for students to see the teacher’s mouth and hear the teacher clearly and distinctly.

 

Students

All students are required to wear face coverings while arriving to and departing from the campus, while indoors, and while in any area outside the classroom that contains members of cohorts other than their own.

 

Students who have trouble breathing or are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove coverings without assistance and students with special needs who are unable to tolerate face coverings may be excluded from the face covering requirements. In these cases, social distancing and cohort measures will be strictly followed.

 

Students will have multiple outdoor structured breaks with their stable cohort throughout the school day. At these times, teachers will strictly monitor social distancing, and students will have an opportunity to take a break from wearing their face coverings.

 

Face coverings must be worn during indoor physical activities.

 

All families are encouraged to keep a supply of clean face coverings in a resealable bag in their child’s backpack. Disposable face coverings will be available for students if they were to forget theirs at home, or if something happens to their face covering while on campus. Students will not need to wear a face covering while eating or while outside for recess/outdoor classroom.

 

 

 

HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF

 

Daily Health Screening

Staff and parents should conduct symptom screening at home each day prior to arrival at school by using the provided COVID-19 screening questionnaire. Parents will not administer and staff will not take medication that masks COVID-19 symptoms.

 

Staff temperatures will be screened at the beginning of each day using an infrared thermometer. As students are dropped off, their temperature will be screened using an infrared thermometer. temperature checks taken. If either student or staff has a temperature of 100.4o F or higher they will be sent home.

Symptomatic individuals will be safely isolated and required to wear face coverings until they can be picked up and taken home.

 

Daily COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire

Staff and parents should be able to answer these questions each day:

 

  • Within the last 14 days, have you or your child been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had a test confirming you have the virus?

 

  • Do you live in the same household with, or have you had close contact with, someone who in the past 14 days has been in isolation for COVID-19 or had a test confirming they have the virus? (Close contact is less than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more.)

 

  • Have you had any one or more of the below listed symptoms today or within the past 3 days?

 

  • Fever (100.4° or higher) or chills
  • Cough
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

 

  • Have you had any one or more of these symptoms today or within the past 3 days and that are new or not explained by another reason?

 

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

 

 

If the answer is yes to any of the above questions, the student or staff member will not be allowed entry to school and will be required to get tested as soon as possible.

 

Parents and staff members will notify the campus administrator immediately if they test positive for COVID-19 or if one of their household members or non-household close contacts tested positive for COVID-19.

 

Symptomatic students or staff who test negative for COVID-19 should remain home until at least 72 hours after resolution of fever (if any) and improvement in other symptoms.

 

Asymptomatic students and staff members with close contacts to a COVID-19 case will remain at home for a total of 14 consecutive days from the date of last exposure, even if they test negative.

 

Documentation of negative test results or a clearance to return to work/school must be provided to school administration. In lieu of a negative test result, symptomatic students and staff may be granted approval to return to work/school with a medical note by a physician that provides alternative explanation for symptoms and reason for not ordering COVID-19 testing.

 

 

 

HEALTHY HYGIENE PRACTICES

 

All persons entering a campus building must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.

 

Frequent hand washing with soap, water, and vigorous rubbing for at least 20 seconds will be enforced.

 

Hands will be washed before meals and snacks, before and after outdoor play, after using the bathroom, prior to going home, after blowing nose or assisting a child with blowing nose, or after coughing or sneezing.

 

If soap and water are not available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol will be used, with appropriate adult supervision.

 

Students and staff will be educated on proper hand washing technique; avoiding contact with one’s eyes, nose, and mouth; and covering coughs and sneezes.

 

Signage will be posted in high-visibility areas to remind students and staff of proper techniques for hand washing, covering of coughs and sneezes, and other prevention measures.

 

Hands-free trashcans have been provided for all classrooms.

 

Drinking fountains have been turned off and are no longer available for students or staff to use. Each staff and student should bring a personal water bottle to school every day. Water coolers are available in each classroom for students to refill their bottles throughout the day.  Drinking cups will not be provided.

 

Families are encouraged to send their child’s lunch in a disposable paper bag. If a traditional lunch pail is used, it is expected that it will be cleaned and disinfected each day before bringing it back to school.

 

Until further notice, the microwaves will not be used to heat up lunch food at school.

 

Hand sanitizer will be available in every classroom and throughout the campus.

 

Shared playground equipment will be limited. Equipment that is used will be disinfected after each use.

 

Students will have their own personal supplies of math, ELA, writing and related supplies. When an item is shared, it will be disinfected in between uses. A “Yuck Bucket” will be in each classroom. Students will be trained to place into that bucket any item that needs disinfecting. The disinfecting will be done later in the day by staff.

 

During the school day, classroom doors and/or windows will be kept open during the day to provide proper ventilation in the classroom areas during the school day and while cleaning.

 

COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP) for Bayside Adventist Christian School

This CPP is designed to control exposures to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that may occur in our workplace.

Date: January 31, 2021

Authority and Responsibility

The school principal has overall authority and responsibility for implementing the provisions of this CPP in our workplace. In addition, all managers and supervisors are responsible for implementing and maintaining the CPP in their assigned work areas and for ensuring employees receive answers to questions about the program in a language they understand.

All employees are responsible for using safe work practices, following all directives, policies and procedures, and assisting in maintaining a safe work environment.

Identification and Evaluation of COVID-19 Hazards

We will implement the following in our workplace:

  • Conduct workplace-specific evaluations using the Appendix A: Identification of COVID-19 Hazards form.
  • Evaluate employees’ potential workplace exposures to all persons at, or who may enter, our workplace.
  • Review applicable orders and guidance from the State of California, Cal/OSHA,andthelocalhealthdepartmentrelatedtoCOVID-19hazardsandprevention.
  • Evaluate existing COVID-19 prevention controls in our workplace and the need for different or additional controls.
  • Conduct periodic inspections using the Appendix B: COVID-19 Inspections form as needed to identify unhealthy conditions,work practices,and work procedures related to COVID-19 and to ensure compliance with our COVID-19 policies and procedures.

Employee participation

Employees and their authorized employees’ representatives are encouraged to participate in the identification and evaluation of COVID-19 hazards by: observing six-foot physical distance, wearing face coverings, washing hands and use of hand sanitizer, and maintaining adequate ventilation in work areas.

Employee screening

We screen our employees by having another staff member directly screen them as they arrive and according to CDPH guidelines. All staff are to wear face coverings during screening. A non-contact thermometer is used to measure an employee’s temperature.

Unsafe or unhealthy work conditions, practices or procedures will be documented on the Appendix B: COVID-19 Inspections form, and corrected in a timely manner based on the severity of the hazards, as follows:

  • Unhealthy work conditions, practices or procedures will be documented and reported to the school principal. The severity of the hazard will be assessed and correction time frames assigned if it can not be remedied immediately, the goal is to have all hazards addressed and remedied within 24 hours.
  • Hazards and their remediation will be reported to the school safety and property management committee for their information and accountability.

Control of COVID-19 Hazards

Physical Distancing

Where possible, we ensure at least six feet of physical distancing at all times in our workplace by:

  • Reducing the number of persons in an area at one time, including visitors.
  • Visual cues such as signs/posters to indicate where employees and others should be located and/or their direction and path of travel.
  • Workplace furniture has been moved to provide physical distancing.
  • Staggered arrival, departure, work, and break times.

Individuals will be kept as far apart as possible when there are situations where six feet of physical distancing cannot be achieved.

Face Coverings

We provide clean, undamaged face coverings and ensure they are properly worn by employees over the nose and mouth when indoors, and when outdoors and less than six feet away from another person, including non-employees, and where required by orders from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) or local health department. These materials are stored at school and distributed to employees as needed. Non-employees who are not wearing masks are provided with one or are asked to leave the premises until a face covering is worn.  

The following are exceptions to the use of face coverings in our workplace:

  • When an employee is alone in a room.
  • While eating and drinking at the workplace, provided employees are at least six feet apart and outside air supply to the area, if indoors, has been maximized to the extent possible
  • Employees who cannot wear face coverings due to a medical or mental health condition or or who are hearing-impaired or communicating with a hearing-impaired person. Alternatives will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Specific tasks that cannot feasibly be performed with a face covering, where employees will be kept at least six feet apart.

Any employee not wearing a face covering, face shield with a drape or other effective alternative, or respiratory protection, for any reason, shall be at least six feet apart from all other persons unless the unmasked employee is tested at least twice weekly for COVID-19.

Engineering controls

We implement the following measures for situations where we cannot maintain at least six feet between individuals:

 

  • Face coverings are worn.
  • Indoor work space has adequate ventilation.
  • Contact is less than fifteen minutes.

We maximize, to the extent feasible, the quantity of outside air for our buildings with mechanical or natural ventilation systems by:

  • Door and windows are left open to increase the flow of fresh air
  • Air purification systems are run in all classrooms. These devices are cleaned and serviced according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  • When the outside air quality might be extremely poor due to heat or wildfire smoke, the air conditioners are run to provide fresh air in the classrooms. Filters are changed and cleaned according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Cleaning and disinfecting

We implement the following cleaning and disinfection measures for frequently touched surfaces:

  • High contact touch points are disinfected throughout the day.
  • Work areas are disinfected and sanitized with the use of an electrostatic mister and CDC/OSHA approved disinfectant.
  • Adequate cleaning supplies are provided and adequate time for it to be done properly is included in the work day.
  • Employees are inserviced on the frequency and scope of cleaning and disinfection that is required.

Should we have a COVID-19 case in our workplace, we will implement the following procedures:

  • If a staff member has a confirmed case of COVID-19, contacts will be identified. Exposed contacts are to self-quarantine at home for 14 days and for a minimum of 72 hours after resolution of fever (if any) and improvement in other symptoms. They will also be excluded from school for 14 days.
  • Symptomatic staff members will be safely isolated and required to wear a face covering until they can leave the campus. For serious illness, 9-1-1 will be immediately called.
  • All symptomatic staff members will be required to get tested immediately.
  • Symptomatic staff who test negative for COVID-19 will remain at home for a minimum of 72 hours after resolution of fever (if any) and improvement in other symptoms.
  • Documentation of negative test results must be provided to school administration. In lieu of a negative test result, symptomatic staff may be granted approval to return to work/school with a medical note by a physician that provides alternative explanation for symptoms and reason for not ordering COVID-19 testing.
  • The school principal will be responsible for such tasks as the creation and submission of lists of exposed staff to the local health department and notification of exposed persons. The principal, is the designee for the local health department to contact about COVID-19.

 

Campus Response to Confirmed COVID-19 Case

The principal will notify the County of Alameda Public Health Department immediately of any positive COVID-19 cases. Within 4 hours of notification, the principal will provide information regarding close contacts for the confirmed case to the County of Alameda Public Health Department via a confidential email.

 

The area occupied by the sick staff member will be closed off until the area can be properly cleaned and disinfected. A 24-hour waiting period will be observed prior to cleaning to reduce the risk of exposure. All disinfectants will be used according to the provided guidelines. The proper use of personal protective equipment and ventilation during the cleaning process will be ensured.

 

All staff within the same classroom cohort as the confirmed COVID-19 case will be instructed to get COVID-19 testing around 7 days after the last exposure to the case and remain quarantined at home for a minimum of 14 days.

 

All staff in the campus community will be notified of any positive COVID-19 case while maintaining confidentiality as required by state and federal laws.

 

Returning to Campus After Testing:  Positive Test Results

Symptomatic individuals who test positive for COVID-19 can return when at least 14 days have elapsed since symptoms first appeared and after a minimum of 72 hours with no fever and improvement in other symptoms.

 

Returning to Campus After Testing: Negative Test Results

Symptomatic individuals who are not close contacts to confirmed COVID-19 cases and who test negative for COVID-19 can return 72 hours after resolution of fever (if any) and improvement in symptoms.

 

Individuals who are close contacts to confirmed COVID-19 cases, who test negative at least 7 days after exposure, and remain asymptomatic, can return 14 days after the date of last exposure to the case. If a close contact continues to be exposed to a case during their isolation (e.g., household member), quarantine ends 14 days after the case’s isolation period ends.

 

Documentation of negative test results must be provided to school administration. In lieu of a negative test result, symptomatic students and staff may be granted approval to return to work/school with a medical note by a physician that provides alternative explanation for symptoms and reason for not ordering COVID-19 testing.

 

Shared tools, equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE)

PPE must not be shared, e.g., gloves, goggles and face shields.

Items that employees come in regular physical contact with, such as phones, headsets, desks, keyboards, writing materials, instruments and tools must also not be shared, to the extent feasible. Where there must be sharing, the items will be disinfected between uses by employees using disinfecting wipes or spray. cleaning/sanitizing crew or providing the employees with the materials and training to do it themselves].

Hand sanitizing

In order to implement effective hand sanitizing procedures, we:

  • Evaluate handwashing facilities.
  • Encourage and allow time for employee handwashing.
  • Provide employees with an effective hand sanitizer, and prohibit hand sanitizers that contain methanol (i.e., methyl alcohol).
  • Encourage employees to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds each time.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) used to control employees’ exposure to COVID-19

We evaluate the need for PPE (such as gloves, goggles, and face shields) as required by CCR Title 8, section 3380, and provide such PPE as needed.

When it comes to respiratory protection, we evaluate the need in accordance with CCR Title 8 section 5144 when the physical distancing requirements are not feasible or maintained.

We provide and ensure use of eye protection and respiratory protection in accordance with section 5144 when employees are exposed to procedures that may aerosolize potentially infectious material such as saliva or respiratory tract fluids. [Delete if not applicable to your workplace.]

Investigating and Responding to COVID-19 Cases

This will be accomplished by using the Appendix C: Investigating COVID-19 Cases form.

Employees who had potential COVID-19 exposure in our workplace will be:

 

  • OfferCOVID-19testingatnocostduringtheirworkinghours.
  • The information on benefits described in and Instruction, and Exclusion of COVID-19 Cases,

System for Communicating

Our goal is to ensure that we have effective two-way communication with our employees, in a form they can readily understand, and that it includes the following information:

  • Employees should report COVID-19 symptoms and possible hazards in writing to the school principal.
  • Employees can report symptoms and hazards without fear of reprisal.
  • Our procedures or policies for accommodating employees with medical or other conditions that put them at increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
  • When testing is no longer required, employees can accessCOVID-19testing through their local health care provider or ACDPH. This type of voluntary testing does not have to be provided by the employer.
  • In the event we are required to provide testing because of a workplace exposure or outbreak,we will inform affected employees of the reason for the testing and the possible consequences of a positive test.  If testing is required because of an employee exposure, testing will be provided to the employee at no out-of-pocket cost during working hours,includingwhenthetestingisinresponseto3205.1,MultipleCOVID-19 Infections and COVID-19 Outbreaks, as well as section 3205.2, Major COVID-19Outbreaks.
  • InformationaboutCOVID-19hazards employees (including other employers and individuals in contact with our workplace) may be exposed to, what is being done to control those hazards, ourCOVID-19policiesandprocedures.

Training and Instruction

We will provide effective training and instruction that includes:

  • Our COVID-19 policies and procedures to protect employees from COVID-19hazards.
  • InformationregardingCOVID-19-relatedbenefitstowhichtheemployeemaybeentitledunderapplicablefederal,state,or local laws.
  • The fact that:
  • COVID-19isaninfectiousdiseasethatcanbespreadthroughtheair.
  • COVID-19 may be transmitted when a person touches a contaminated object and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • An infectious person may have no symptoms.
  • Methods of physical distancing of at least six feet and the importance of combining physical distancing with the wearing of face coverings.
  • The fact that particles containing the virus can travel more than six feet, especially indoors,so physical distancing must be combined with other controls, including face coverings and hand hygiene, to be effective.
  • Theimportanceoffrequenthandwashingwithsoapandwaterforatleast20secondsandusinghandsanitizerwhenemployeesdonothave immediate access to a sink or hand washing facility, and that hand sanitizer does not work if the hands aresoiled.
  • Proper use of face coverings and the fact that face coverings are not respiratory protective equipment - face coverings are intended to primarily protect other individuals from the wearer of the face covering.
  • COVID-19 symptoms, and the importance of obtaining a COVID-19 test and not coming to work if the employee has COVID-19 symptoms.

Appendix D: COVID-19 Training Roster will be used to document this training.

Exclusion of COVID-19 Cases

Where we have a COVID-19 case in our workplace, we will limit transmission by:

  • Ensuring that COVID-19 cases are excluded from the workplace until our return-to-work requirements are met.
  • ExcludingemployeeswithCOVID-19exposurefromtheworkplacefor14daysafterthelastknownCOVID-19exposuretoaCOVID-19case.
  • Continuing and maintaining an employee’s earnings, seniority, and all other employee rights and benefits whenever we’ve demonstrated that the COVID-19 exposure is work related. This will be accomplished by employer-provided employee sick leave benefits, rights and benefits, where permitted by law and when not covered by workers’ compensation.
  • Providing employees at the time of exclusion with information on available benefits.

Reporting, Record keeping, and Access

It is our policy to:

  • Report information about COVID-19 cases at our work place to the local health department when ever required by and provide any related information requested by the local health department.
  • Report immediately to Cal OSHA any COVID-19-related serious illnesses or death,as defined under CCR Title 8 section330(h),of an employee occurring in our place of employment or in connection with any employment.
  • Maintain records of the steps taken to implement our written COVID-19 Prevention Program in accordance with CCR Title 8 section3203(b).
  • Make our written COVID-19 Prevention Program available at the work place to employees, authorized employee representatives,and to representatives of Cal/OSHA immediately upon request.
  • Use the Appendix C: Investigating COVID-19 Cases form to keeparecordofandtrackallCOVID-19cases. The information will be made available to employees, authorized employee representatives, or as otherwise required by with personal identifying information removed.

Return-to-Work Criteria

  • COVID-19 cases with COVID-19 symptoms will not return to work until all the following have occurred:
  • At least 24 hours have passed since a fever of 100.4 or higher has resolved without the use of fever-reducing medications.
  • COVID-19 symptoms have improved.
  • At least 10 days have passed since COVID-19 symptoms first appeared.
  • COVID-19 cases who tested positive but never developed COVID-19 symptoms will not return to work until a minimum of 10 days have passed since the date of specimen collection of their first positive COVID-19 test.
  • A negative COVID-19 test will not be required for an employee to return to work.
  • If an order to isolate or quarantine an employee is issued by a local or state health official, the employee will not return to work until the period of isolation or quarantine is completed or the order is lifted. If no period was specified,thentheperiodwillbe10daysfromthetimetheordertoisolate was effective, or 14 days from the time the order to quarantine was effective.

Robert J. Robinson, Principal                                                                                         January 31, 2021

 

 

 

IDENTIFICATION AND TRACING OF CONTACTS

 

If a student or staff member has a confirmed case of COVID-19, contacts will be identified. Exposed contacts are to self-quarantine at home for 14 days and for a minimum of 72 hours after resolution of fever (if any) and improvement in other symptoms. They will also be excluded from school for 14 days.

 

Symptomatic staff members and students will be safely isolated and required to wear a face covering until they can leave the campus. For serious illness, 9-1-1 will be immediately called.

 

All symptomatic students or staff members will be required to get tested immediately.

 

Symptomatic students or staff who test negative for COVID-19 will remain at home for a minimum of 72 hours after resolution of fever (if any) and improvement in other symptoms.

 

Documentation of negative test results must be provided to school administration. In lieu of a negative test result, symptomatic students and staff may be granted approval to return to work/school with a medical note by a physician that provides alternative explanation for symptoms and reason for not ordering COVID-19 testing.

 

Mr. Robinson and Mrs. Watkins are the two individuals at Bayside who will be responsible for such tasks as the creation and submission of lists of exposed students and staff to the local health department and notification of exposed persons. Mr. Robinson, the principal, is the designee for the local health department to contact about COVID-19.

 

Campus Response to Confirmed COVID-19 Case

The principal will notify the County of Alameda Public Health Department immediately of any positive COVID-19 cases. Within 4 hours of notification, the principal will provide information regarding close contacts for the confirmed case to the County of Alameda Public Health Department via a confidential email.

 

The area occupied by the sick staff member or student will be closed off until the area can be properly cleaned and disinfected. A 24-hour waiting period will be observed prior to cleaning to reduce the risk of exposure. All disinfectants will be used according to the provided guidelines. The proper use of personal protective equipment and ventilation during the cleaning process will be ensured.

 

All students and staff within the same classroom cohort as the confirmed COVID-19 case, along with siblings or other students or staff who live with those in that classroom, will be instructed to get COVID-19 testing around 7 days after the last exposure to the case and remain quarantined at home for a minimum of 14 days.

 

All staff and families in the campus community will be notified of any positive COVID-19 case while maintaining confidentiality as required by state and federal laws.

 

Returning to Campus After Testing:  Positive Test Results

Symptomatic individuals who test positive for COVID-19 can return when at least 14 days have elapsed since symptoms first appeared and after a minimum of 72 hours with no fever and improvement in other symptoms.

 

Returning to Campus After Testing: Negative Test Results

Symptomatic individuals who are not close contacts to confirmed COVID-19 cases and who test negative for COVID-19 can return 72 hours after resolution of fever (if any) and improvement in symptoms.

 

Individuals who are close contacts to confirmed COVID-19 cases, who test negative at least 7 days after exposure, and remain asymptomatic, can return 14 days after the date of last exposure to the case. If a close contact continues to be exposed to a case during their isolation (e.g. household member), quarantine ends 14 days after the case’s isolation period ends.

 

Documentation of negative test results must be provided to school administration. In lieu of a negative test result, symptomatic students and staff may be granted approval to return to work/school with a medical note by a physician that provides alternative explanation for symptoms and reason for not ordering COVID-19 testing.

 

Plan for When a Staff Member or Student Becomes Sick

If a student becomes sick while at school, that student will be isolated in the elementary office away from the other students and staff. This will ensure they are being supervised while still being isolated from the main group.

 

A staff member will call the parent to pick them up. The student will need to remain home until his/her symptoms are gone for a minimum of 72 hours without the aid of medication.

 

 

 

 

STAFF TRAINING AND FAMILY EDUCATION

 

At the beginning of the school year, and periodically throughout the school year, Bayside staff will go through specific training in areas such as: enhanced sanitation procedures, correct and consistent use of face coverings, morning health screenings, physical distancing guidelines, how COVID-19 is spread, COVID-19 symptoms, and procedures to follow when a student or adult becomes sick at school. A virtual orientation of these same practices and protocols were provided to our families at our Back-to-School Orientation Night on July 30, 2020.  This reopening plan will be shared with parents again before on-site instruction begins. It will also be updated as needed and available on our website.

 

Students will also be intentionally taught healthy hygiene habits to practice throughout the day school and when at home. Teachers will present the expectations to students and uphold the requirements within the classroom, on the playground, and throughout the campus.

 

During teacher workshops, campus staff will receive thorough instructions on how to effectively and consistently implement the aforementioned strategies.

 

 

 

TESTING OF STAFF

 

Staff who exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or who have been exposed to someone who has tested positive, will be required to get tested for COVID-19.  A staff member who exhibits symptoms will be expected to stay at home until at least 14 days have elapsed since symptoms first appeared and after a minimum of 72 hours with no fever and improvement in other symptoms. A staff member who has been exposed to COVID-19 will remain at home until there is a negative test result and that staff member is cleared to return to work.

 

As recommended by the CDPH, 50% of the staff will be tested every month to rotate the testing of all staff over time. It is our intention to use the COVID-19 testing services available through our local CVS.

 

 

 

TRIGGERS FOR SWITCHING TO DISTANCE LEARNING

 

The criteria the school or district leadership will use to determine when to physically close the school and prohibit in-person instruction.

 

On-site instruction will close if there are multiple cases in multiple classes or when at least ten percent of the total number of teachers/student/staff in our school test positive within a 14-day period. 

Our school intends to work with Alameda County public health officials to determine triggers for switching to distance learning and will be following the recommended measures outlined in the COVID- 19 and Reopening In-Person Learning Framework for K-12 Schools in California, 2020- 2021 School Year.

Bayside will follow state and county guidelines and orders. The school will comply if instructed to close the school and in-person learning and switch to online learning.

 

 

COMMUNICATION PLANS

 

School administrators will notify local health officials and other applicable agencies of any positive case of COVID-19. Trained staff will coordinate with local health officials to perform contact tracing. Affected staff and families in our school community will be notified of exposure to COVID-19, while maintaining confidentiality as required by state and federal laws.

 

In the event of an isolation, quarantine, or school closure that disrupts on-campus learning, distance learning alternatives will be implemented.

 

Our plans will be updated as conditions change and will be available to families via email and on our website.

 

 

Appendix A: Identification of COVID-19 Hazards

All persons, regardless of symptoms or negative COVID-19 test results, will be considered potentially infectious.  Particular attention will be paid to areas where people may congregate or come in contact with one another, regardless of whether employees are performing an assigned work task or not. For example:  meetings, entrances, bathrooms, hallways, aisles, walkways, elevators, break or eating areas, cool-down areas, and waiting areas.

Evaluation of potential workplace exposure will be to all persons at the workplace or who may enter the workplace, including coworkers, employees of other entities, members of the public, customers or clients, and independent contractors. We will consider how employees and other persons enter, leave, and travel through the workplace, in addition to addressing fixed work locations.

Person conducting the evaluation: ______________________________

Date: ______________________

Name(s) of employee and authorized employee representative that participated: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Interaction, area, activity, work task, process, equipment and material that potentially exposes employees to COVID-19 hazards

Places and times

Potential for COVID-19 exposures and employees affected, including members of the public and employees of other employers

Existing and/or additional COVID-19 prevention controls, including barriers, partitions and ventilation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix B: COVID-19 Inspections

Date: __________________________________

Name of person conducting the inspection: __________________________________

Work location evaluated: __________________________________

Exposure Controls

Status

Person Assigned to Correct

Date Corrected

Engineering

 

 

 

Barriers/partitions

 

 

 

Ventilation (amount of fresh air and

filtration maximized)

 

 

 

Additional room air filtration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative

 

 

 

Physical distancing

 

 

 

Surface cleaning and disinfection

(frequently enough and adequate

supplies)

 

 

 

Hand washing facilities (adequate

numbers and supplies)

 

 

 

Disinfecting and hand sanitizing solutions being used according to manufacturer instructions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PPE (not shared, available and being worn)

 

 

 

Face coverings (cleaned sufficiently often)

 

 

 

Gloves

 

 

 

Face shields/goggles

 

 

 

Respiratory protection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix C: Investigating COVID-19 Cases

All personal identifying information of COVID-19 cases or symptoms will be kept confidential. All COVID-19 testing or related medical services provided by us will be provided in a manner that ensures the confidentiality of employees, with the exception of unredacted information on COVID-19 cases that will be provided immediately upon request to the local health department, CDPH, Cal/OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), or as otherwise required by law.

All employees’ medical records will also be kept confidential and not disclosed or reported without the employee’s express written consent to any person within or outside the workplace, with the following exceptions: (1) Unredacted medical records provided to the local health department, CDPH, Cal/OSHA, NIOSH, or as otherwise required by law immediately upon request; and (2) Records that do not contain individually identifiable medical information or from which individually identifiable medical information has been removed.

Date: __________________________________

Name of person conducting the investigation: __________________________________

COVID-19 Case Investigation Information

Employee (or non-employee*) name:

 

Occupation (if non-employee, why they were in the workplace):

 

Location where employee worked (or non-employee was present in the workplace):

 

Date investigation was initiated:

 

Was COVID-19 test offered?

 

Name(s) of staff involved in the investigation:

 

Date and time the COVID-19 case was last present in the workplace:

 

Date of the positive or negative test and/or diagnosis:

 

Date the case first had one or more COVID-19 symptoms:

 

Information received regarding COVID-19 test results and onset of symptoms (attach documentation):

 

Results of the evaluation of the COVID-19 case and all locations at the workplace that may have been visited by the COVID-19 case during the high-risk exposure period, and who may have been exposed (attach additional information):

 

 

 

 

Notice given (within one business day, in a way that does not reveal any personal identifying information of the COVID-19 case) of the potential COVID-19 exposure to:

All employees who may have had COVID-19 exposure and their authorized representatives.

Date:

 

Names of employees that were notified:

 

Independent contractors and other employers present at the workplace during the high-risk exposure period.

Date:

 

Names of individuals that were notified:

 

What were the workplace conditions that could have contributed to the risk of COVID-19 exposure?

 

What could be done to reduce exposure to COVID-19?

 

Was local health department notified?

 

 

Date:

 

 

*Should an employer be made aware of a non-employee infection source COVID-19 status.

 

Appendix D: COVID-19 Training Roster

Date: __________________________________

Person that conducted the training: __________________________________

Employee Name

Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Consideration #1

Multiple COVID-19 Infections and COVID-19 Outbreaks

This section of CPP will stay in effect until there are no new COVID-19 cases detected in our workplace for a 14-day period.

COVID-19 testing

  • We will provide COVID-19 testing to all employees in our exposed work place except for employees who were not present during the period of an outbreak identified by a local health department or the relevant 14-day period. COVID-19 testing will be provided at no cost to employees during employees’ working hours.
  • COVID-19 testing consists of the following:
    • All employees in our exposed workplace will be immediately tested and then tested again one week Negative COVID-19 test results of employees with COVID-19 exposure will not impact the duration of any quarantine period required or orders issued the local health department.
    • After the first two COVID-19 tests, we will continue to provide COVID-19 testing of employees who remain at the workplace at least once per week, or more frequently if recommended by the local health department, until there are no new COVID-19 cases detected in our work place for a 14-dayperiod.
    • We will provide additional testing when deemed necessary by Cal OSHA.

Exclusion of COVID-19 cases

We will ensure COVID-19 cases and employees who had COVID-19 exposure are excluded from the workplace in accordance with our CPP Exclusion of COVID-19 Cases and Return to Work Criteria requirements, and local health officer orders if applicable.

Investigation of workplace COVID-19 illness

We will immediately investigate and determine possible workplace-related factors that contributed to the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with our CPP Investigating and Responding to COVID-19 Cases.

COVID-19 investigation, review and hazard correction

In addition to our CPP Identification and Evaluation of COVID-19 Hazards and Correction of COVID-19 Hazards, we will immediately perform a review of potentially relevant COVID-19 policies, procedures, and controls and implement changes as needed to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

The investigation and review will be documented and include:

  • Investigation of new or unabated COVID-19 hazards including:
    • Our leave policies and practices and whether employees are discouraged from remaining home when sick.
    • Our COVID-19 testing policies.
    • Insufficient outdoor
    • Insufficient air filtration.
    • Lack of physical distancing.
  • Updating there view:
    • Every thirty days that the out break continues.
    • In response to new information or to new or previously unrecognized COVID-19hazards.
    • When otherwise
  • Implementing changes to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 based on the investigation and review. will consider:
    • Moving indoor tasks outdoors or having them performed remotely.
    • Increasing outdoor air supply when work is done indoors.
    • Improving air filtration.
    • Increasing physical distancing as much as possible.
    • Respiratory protection.
    • [describe other applicable controls].

Notifications to the local health department

  • Immediately,butnolongerthan48hoursafterofthree or more COVID-19 cases in our workplace, we will contact the local health department for guidance on preventing the further spread of COVID-19 within the workplace.
  • We will provide to the local health department the total number of COVID-19 cases and for each COVID-19 case, the name, contact information, occupation,workplace location,business address,the hospitalization and/or fatality status, and North American Industry Classification System code of the workplace of the COVID-19 case, and any other information requested by the local health department. We will continue to give notice to the local health department of any subsequent COVID-19 cases at our workplace.

 

 

 

Additional Consideration #2

Major COVID-19 Outbreaks

This section of CPP will stay in effect until there are no new COVID-19 cases detected in our workplace for a 14-day period.

COVID-19 testing

We will provide twice a week COVID-19 testing, or more frequently if recommended by the local health department, to all employees present at our exposed workplace during the relevant 30-day period(s) and who remain at the workplace. COVID-19 testing will be provided at no cost to employees during employees’ working hours.

Exclusion of COVID-19 cases

We will ensure COVID-19 cases and employees with COVID-19 exposure are excluded from the workplace in accordance with our CPP Exclusion of COVID-19 Cases and Return to Work Criteria, and any relevant local health department orders.

Investigation of workplace COVID-19 illnesses

We will comply with the requirements of our CPP Investigating and Responding to COVID-19 Cases.

COVID-19 hazard correction

In addition to the requirements of our CPP Correction of COVID-19 Hazards, we will take the following actions:

  • In buildings or structures with mechanical ventilation, we will filter recirculated air with Minimum Efficiency Reporting (MERV) 13 or higher  efficiency filters if compatible with the ventilation system. If or higher filters are not compatible with the ventilation system, we will use filters with the highest compatible filtering will also evaluate whether portable or mounted High Efficiency Particulate Air filtration units, or other air cleaning systems would reduce the risk of transmission and implement their use to the degree feasible.
  • We will determine the need for a respiratory protection program or changes to an existing respiratory protection program under CCR Title 8 section 5144 to address COVID-19hazards.
  • We will evaluate whether to halt some or all operations at our workplace until COVID-19 hazards have beencorrected
  • Implement any other control measures deemed necessary by CalOSHA.

Notifications to the local health department

We will comply with the requirements of our Multiple COVID-19 Infections and COVID-19 Outbreaks-Notifications to the Local Health Department.

 

 

 

Additional Consideration #3

COVID-19 Prevention in Employer-Provided Housing

Assignment of housing units

We will ensure that shared housing unit assignments are prioritized in the following order:

  • Residents who usually maintain a household together outside of work, such as family members, will be housed in the same housing unit without other persons.
  • Residents who work in the same crew or work together at the same worksite will be housed in the same housing unit without other persons.
  • Employees who do not usually maintain a common household, work or worksite will be housed in the same housing unit only when no other housing alternatives are possible.

Physical distancing and controls

We will ensure:

  • The premises are of sufficient size and layout to permit at least six feet of physical distancing between residents in housing units, common areas, and other areas of the premises.
  • Beds are spaced at least six feet apart in all directions and positioned to maximize the distance between sleepers’ heads. For beds positioned next to each i.e., side by side, the beds will be arranged so that the head of one bed is next to the foot of the next bed. For beds positioned across from each i.e., end to end, the beds will be arranged so that the foot of one bed is closest to the foot of the next bed. Bunk beds will not be used.
  • Maximization of the quantity and supply of outdoor air and increase filtration efficiency to the highest level compatible with the existing ventilation system in housing units.

Face coverings

We will provide face coverings to all residents and provide information to residents on when they should be used in accordance with state or local health officer orders or guidance.

Cleaning and disinfection

We will ensure that:

  • Housing units, kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas are effectively cleaned and disinfected at least once aday to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Cleaning and disinfecting shall be done in a manner that protects the privacy ofresidents.
  • Unwashed dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, and similar items are notshared.

Screening

We will encourage residents to report COVID-19 symptoms to the school principal.

COVID-19 testing

We will establish, implement, and maintain effective policies and procedures for COVID-19 testing of occupants who had a COVID-19 exposure, who have COVID-19 symptoms, or as recommended by the local health department.

Isolation of COVID-19 cases and persons with COVID-19 exposure

We will:

  • Effectively isolate COVID-19 exposed residents from all other occupants.Effective isolation will include providing COVID-19 exposed residents with a private bathroom, sleeping area, and cooking and eatingfacility.
  • Effectively isolateCOVID-19 cases from all occupants who are not COVID-19 cases. Effective isolation will include housing COVID-19 cases only with other COVID-19 cases, and providing COVID-19 case occupants with a sleeping area, bathroom, and cooking and eating facility that is not shared by non-COVID-19-caseoccupants.
  • Keep confidential any personal identifying information regarding COVID-19 cases and persons with COVID-19 symptoms, in accordance with our CPP Investigating and Responding to COVID-19 Cases.
  • End isolation in accordance with our CPP Exclusion of COVID-19 Cases andReturn to Work Criteria, and any applicable local or state health officer orders.

 

 

Additional Consideration #4

COVID-19 Prevention in Employer-Provided Transportation to and from Work

Assignment of transportation

We will prioritize shared transportation assignments in the following order:

  • Employees residing in the same housing unit will be transported in the samevehicle.
  • Employees working in the same crew or worksite will be transported in the samevehicle.
  • Employees who do not share the same house hold, work crew or work site will be transported in the same vehicle only when no other transportation alternatives are possible.

Physical distancing and face coverings

We will ensure that the:

  • Physical distancing and face covering requirements of our CPP Physical Distancing and Face Coverings are followed for employees waiting for transportation.
  • Vehicle operator and any passengers are separated by at least three feet in all directions during the operation of the vehicle, regardless of the vehicle’s normal capacity. Vehicle operator and any passengers are provided and wear a face covering in the vehicle as required by our CPP Face Coverings.

Screening

We will develop, implement, and maintain effective procedures for screening and excluding drivers and riders with COVID-19 symptoms prior to boarding shared transportation.

Cleaning and disinfecting

We will ensure that:

  • All high-contact surfaces (door handles, seat beltbuckles, arm rests, etc.) used by passengers are cleaned and disinfected before each trip.
  • All high-contact surfaces used by drivers, such as the steering wheel, armrests, seatbelt buckles, door handles and shifter, are cleaned and disinfected between differentdrivers.
  • We provide sanitizing materials, training on how to use them properly, and ensure they are kept in adequate

Ventilation

We will ensure that vehicle windows are kept open, and the ventilation system set to maximize outdoor air and not set to recirculate air. Windows do not have to be kept open if one or more of the following conditions exist:

 

  • The vehicle has functioning air conditioning in use and the outside temperature is greater than 90 degreesFahrenheit.
  • The vehicle has functioning heating in use and the outside temperature is less than 60 degreesFahrenheit.
  • Protection is needed from weather conditions, such as rain or
  • The vehicle has a cabin air filter in use and the U.S. Air Quality Index for any pollutant is greater than100.

Hand hygiene

 

We will provide hand sanitizer in each vehicle and ensure that all drivers and riders sanitize their hands before entering and exiting the vehicle. Hand sanitizers with methyl alcohol are prohibited.

 

 

 

 

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