The following Health and Safety Protocols have been adapted for Adult and Community Education based on the district’s published Health and Safety Protocols for K-12.
Health and Safety Protocols
In an effort to keep our students, staff, and instructors healthy and to support safe in-person learning, we are sharing guidelines for the coming 2022-2023 school year. These guidelines can reduce the incidence of many infectious diseases in addition to preventing Covid-19 infection. One of the observations we have had over the previous several years is that simple steps can reduce the incidence of flu, colds and Covid-19. These guidelines will be updated regularly as needed.
Daily Health Screening
We are asking all staff, learners, and community members to do a daily pre-screening of their health prior to accessing district schools and transportation. If you feel unwell at all, please stay at home.
Everyone should continue to exercise good hand hygiene using soap and water or hand sanitizer.
Everyone should cover their mouths and nose when coughing or sneezing and should wash their hands afterwards.
Although proof of vaccination for Covid-19 is not required to attend classes, this vaccine can be effective at mitigating severe illness from Covid-19. To find out if you are up to date with your vaccinations, visit the CDC website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html
Masks are optional in all settings in our schools, except in three circumstances.
- Isolation will continue for people who test positive for Covid-19 and if they return after 5 days of isolation, they must wear a mask for 5 additional days while in school.
- An administrator may require symptomatic students to wear a mask while they are evaluated.
The ventilation in each building has been tested and upgraded over the past two years. All rooms and public spaces meet or exceed the recommended air exchange volumes per day. All filters meet or exceed recommendations for recirculated air.
Covid-19 Specific Guidelines
The following protocols were developed in consultation with local doctors and recommendations from the CDC. If you test positive for Covid-19 and were attending Adult Education within 24 hours prior to the onset of symptoms, please notify the Director of Adult Education of the date of the positive test and the date of symptom onset.
Students and staff testing positive for Covid-19 must isolate at home for 5 days. When counting, date of symptom onset or date of positive test (whichever comes first) is considered “day 0”.
Individuals who are fever free, without the aid of fever reducing medications, and are experiencing improving symptoms may end isolation after 5 days.
Masking through Day 10
If you tested positive for Covid-19, you must wear a mask during days 6-10 when you return to school.
Please address any further questions or concerns to the Director of Adult Education.
Director, Five Town Adult Education
207-236-7800, opt. 5