In addition to the CHEC health policy items that would require alerting Christie of any potential illness within the family during the week, all participants are asked to notify her if the answer is yes to any of these questions for any family member during the week:
Have you been exposed (unmasked/undistanced >15 min) to Covid in last two weeks?
Have you had new headache (possibly similar to sinus pressure)?
New and persistent cough or new shortness of breath?
New loss of smell or taste?
GI Symptoms (diarrhea, stomach discomfort, frequent bathroom visits)?
Like all symptoms, these are just to process POTENTIAL illness -- not definite illness.
A participant with known Covid exposure will not be allowed to attend co-op for 10 days if there are no symptoms OR for 7 days if there are no symptoms and there is a negative test on or after day 5. However, if a co-op participant has tested positive for Covid within the past 3 months and recovered or has been fully vaccinated for Covid-19 per vaccine manufacturer instructions within the past 3 months, they may attend co-op even with new/recent exposure provided they remain free of any symptoms. Other household members who likely had it in the same period of time will be decided on a case by case basis.
The family may still attend provided the exposed individual remains symptom free and no other family members develop symptoms.
When a known or suspected Covid case is in a participant’s household, the countdown for family reentry will not start until the infected person is cleared to resume normal activities.
All co-op participants will be required to affirm their response of “no” to the Covid questionnaire (listed above) each Friday before entering the building.
Hand sanitizer will be available and used upon entry to the building and each separate classroom.
Classroom doors will remain opened.
Students working in groups at co-op during Plan B will need to use hand sanitizer if any common items are shared.
All participants will be expected to wear a mask on site at all times. A mask should cover the nose and mouth and be secured under the chin; should ﬁt snugly against the sides of face and be made of material that allows for easy breathing at all times. Gaiters, masks with valves, and face shields do not meet CHEC’s mask requirements.
A teacher choosing to hold class outside may allow students to unmask if he/she feels comfortable supporting the students’ maintenance of healthy social distancing parameters.
At the end of each class period, the departing lead teacher is asked to clean or oversee the cleaning of tables/chairs using the materials CHEC will provide.
Any item returned to the supply room should be placed in the return tub, rather than put away.
Science kits should be brought to and from co-op weekly by the student. Students should pay special attention to what room their science class will be meeting in and leave their kits neatly in the hallway or next to a wall of the classroom upon arrival.
CHEC teachers receiving papers from students may place folders or trays for collection in the foyer.
The mailboxes will have weekly designated distributors at the mom’s table that will return a family’s papers directly to the parent or student at the end of the third period and again at the end of the day.
After building cleaning, board members will finalize the cleaning/disinfecting of each classroom.