The safety of our students and employees is our priority. Upon reopening, our schools will have been completely cleaned and disinfected and we will continue to adhere to all necessary safety precautions. In addition to the deep clean of the office and school before employees and/or students return (depending on the opening phase), the cleaning steps outlined below are to be taken to disinfect workplace surfaces, chairs, tables, etc. to protect employees and reduce the risk of spread of infection. We will require employees, in partnership with our custodial teams, to maintain this safety standard by continuously cleaning and disinfecting based on the frequency stated below.
General Disinfection Measures
|Workspaces||Classrooms, Offices||Daily at minimum, cleaned at the end of each day|
|District Owned Appliances||Refrigerators, Microwaves, Coffee Machines||Daily (Personal appliances should be taken home)|
|Electronic Equipment||Copier machines, Shared computer monitors, TV’s, Telephones, Keyboards||Employees should clean these items as part of their workspace at the end of each use/day and/or between use|
|Classroom Supplies||Manipulatives, various supplies||Items will be sanitized between uses if sharing is required.|
|General Used Objects||Handles, Light switches, Sinks, Restrooms||Twice daily. Once during the day and once in the evening.|
|Buses||Bus seats, Handles/railing, Belts, Window controls||Bus drivers will clean at the end of each day|
|Common Areas||Cafeteria, Library, Conference rooms, Gyms, Common Areas||At the end of each use/day; between groups as deemed essential|
The goal is to establish a sanitary baseline for all students and employees before the site opens. The site will be 100% disinfected prior to anyone returning to work.
Custodial staff will be cleaning and sanitizing high touch points daily, at minimum, as was implemented during the initial concern of the virus. High touch points include door handles, light switches, sink handle/faucets, bathroom surfaces, tables, student desks, chairs.
Operations department will ensure only EPA “N” label-approved sanitizing products are used. MUSD will exclude any sodium hypochlorite (bleach) based product as these are asthma inducing.
DEEP CLEANING AND DISINFECTION PROTOCOLExtensive cleaning is triggered when an active employee or student has been identified with a confirmed or assessed likely case of COVID-19. After a 24-hour vacancy, disinfecting of the area will begin as per public health guidelines. While the scope of disinfecting will be based on the circumstance surrounding the extent the individual has been in specific areas of the campus, the area will be shut down until the comprehensive disinfection of all common and surrounding surfaces is completed.
MUSD staff will use the signage provided to indicate the room for sanitizing and disinfecting. All teachers and students are asked not to visit another classroom outside of their team or grade level (as part of reopening phases 2 and 3). Employees are encouraged to disinfect their own personal workspace (teacher desk, phone, etc.) throughout the day, giving special attention to commonly touched surfaces. Cleaning sprays and wipes are also available to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as telephones and keyboards.
Employees are encouraged to disinfect their own workspace multiple times throughout the day, giving special attention to commonly touched surfaces. MUSD has alcohol-based hand sanitizers throughout the workplace and in common areas. Cleaning sprays and wipes are also available to clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as telephones and keyboards. The MUSD custodial teams as part of the Facilities/Operations Dept. will clean all workspaces at their designated cleaning time.
Please note that proper equipment such as acceptable disinfectant and PPE should be used when cleaning individual workspaces.
There will be limited access to certain workspaces to reduce exposure to risks and ensure employee safety. Workspace usage is as follows:
Capacity– MUSD will be monitoring the number of employees in the offices while the risk of infection exists and begins to diminish.
Conference Rooms– Certain conference rooms/meeting spaces may be closed until further notice. Signage indicating closure/capacity limits will be placed on conference room doors. All meetings are encouraged to use Microsoft Teams as a virtual option even for employees in the office or school.
Breakrooms or Teacher Lounge/Multipurpose Room–These spaces could be closed or altered until further notice. However, the use of appliances (microwave, refrigerator, etc.) will be permitted.
- School sites and the district office are equipped with multiple hand-sanitizing stations and portable hand washing stations. Hand sanitizer dispensers are installed in each classroom and office space.
- Drinking fountains are being converted into hand washing stations or water bottle filling stations.
- Water bottle filling stations will are available as students are encouraged to use reusable water bottles. The District is working to secure reusable water bottles for all students and staff based on availability.
- There will be signage throughout campus that indicate traffic direction, cleaned facilities, social distancing footprints, etc. and easy-to-understand illustrations that empower students to be careful, cautious, and respectful of one another.
- Office spaces will have plastic screening as a safety precaution at reception windows or countertops as necessary to protect both the employee and campus visitor.
- Temperature check kiosks will be installed in the (5) comprehensive high schools. Temperature measuring devices will be available in every classroom.
Signage has been placed throughout campus that indicate traffic direction, cleaned facilities, social distancing footprints and graphics for healthy hygiene habits in easy-to-understand illustrations that empower students to be careful, cautious, and respectful of each another.