Social Distancing Plan

Measures to Maintain Safe Learning Spaces

Arrange desks to be at least six-feet apart and to face in the same direction (rather than facing each other) to reduce transmission caused from virus-containing droplets (e.g., from talking, coughing,
sneezing).

Consider using visual aids (e.g., painter’s tape, stickers, etc.) to illustrate traffic flow and appropriate spacing to support social distancing

Review the feasibility of using distance learning methods in the classroom

Copies of this plan have been sent to students

Measures to Improve Sanitation

Ensure the availability of appropriate cleaning supplies (e.g., disinfectant wipes) for cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

Have hand sanitizer and tissues readily available for use by students and staff.

Reinforce the importance of handwashing routines. Ask staff and students to wash hands upon entering
and leaving classroom or other spaces in the school building.

Educate students on the importance of avoiding touching their faces throughout the
day, and washing their hands when they do

Describe other measures

Signages and Posters

Provide signages at designated campus entrance points to inform people that they should: avoid entering the facility if they have a cough or fever; maintain a minimum 6-feet distance from one another; and not shake hands or engage in any unnecessary physical contact.

Post a copy of the Social Distancing Protocol at the designated entrance points

Display posters within the school promoting proper hand washing

Consider engaging the school community in developing communications or creative strategies to limit the spread of the virus

Send digital versions of the posters via e-mail

Measures to Protect Students Outside the Classroom

Consider staggering up arrival/dismissal times and dividing up student entry points rather than funneling all students through the same entry space

Cancel/re-schedule activities and events like field trips, student assemblies, athletic events, practices,
special performances, and school-wide parent meetings

Consider transitioning field trips to free virtual opportunities

For child care or pre-school settings, consider staggering playground use rather than allowing multiple classes to play together. Limit other activities where multiple classes interact.

Consider cleaning high touch areas of the play structure between groups

Limit nonessential visitors

Provide reminders about the importance of not sharing food or drinks during breaks

Measures to Protect School Staff

Arrange faculty desks to be at least six-feet apart and to face in the same direction (rather than facing each other) to reduce transmission caused from virus-containing droplets (e.g., from talking, coughing,
sneezing)

Hold staff meetings virtually or in a large enough space to accommodate social distancing

Facilitate professional development trainings virtually whenever possible

Explore opportunities for staff who cannot be at school due to their own high risk conditions or those of their family members to complete work utilizing alternate spaces (e.g., telecommute)

Identify staff who cannot be at school due to their own high-risk conditions and consult with them if they can provide distance learning instruction to those students who are also unable to attend

Copies of this plan have been sent to school staff

Contact Person

You may contact the following person with any questions or comments about this plan.

Name

Contact Number

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.