HEALTH AND SAFETY

SCREENING

Screening for COVID-19 symptoms at the Caledonia Area Public School District will require all students, employees, contractors, and visitors to self-screen utilizing the MDH self-screening checklist. In most, if not all cases, visitors will not be allowed to enter buildings during the pandemic without prior administrative approval.

MDH requires people to be screened when entering the building. The MDH screening tool will be posted at building entrances to remind people who enter the building the symptoms of COVID-19.

Caledonia Area Public School District will implement the following screening process:

• Parents/Guardians will be asked to go through the MDH screening tool. Individuals with symptoms or exposure should stay home from school and contact their health care provider.

• It will be critical for parents/guardians to diligently check their children for symptoms so we have the best chance of keeping students on site for scenarios 1 and 2.

Symptom Checker
Close Contact Guidance
COVID-19 QUARANTINE GUIDANCE LINK
DECISION TREE LINK



CLEANING AND SANITIZING

CAPS District has prepared in-depth cleaning practices to prevent the exposure of COVID-19.

  • Our district will provide disinfecting spray and paper towels in each classroom.

  • The custodians will be disinfecting areas that are touched multiple times throughout the day.

  • Hand sanitizer and portable hand sanitizer stations will be available for use.

  • Handwashing stations will be provided at recess for the elementary.

  • Proper handwashing practices are very important to reduce the spread of any viruses. Posters will be placed at all sinks to remind everyone of good hand washing practices.

  • Custodial staff will check mounted hand sanitizer and handwashing supplies during each daily cleaning of the area.

 

ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL
  • In an effort to socially distance as much as possible, students are advised not to congregate at school prior to 7:50 AM.

  • Students and staff will use the MDH screening tool at home prior to arrival. Individuals with symptoms or exposure should stay home from school and contact their health care provider.

  • Buildings will identify specific entrance and exit procedures to encourage social distancing.

  • Signage will identify traffic flow and social distancing requirements.
     



REPORTING METHODS

In the event a student, staff member, or district employee should have COVID-19 symptoms, a positive test, or have been in close contact with someone positive for COVID-19 you are encouraged to self-report such instances to Danielle Newman in the Elementary Office: Her contact information follows (email) 507-725- 3389. All cases will be handled according to HIPPA and FERPA laws.