Systems & Protocols
INTENSIFIED CLEANING AND DISINFECTION
The cleaning schedule has been updated to include a disinfecting routine. The schedule includes a focus on not over or under using cleaning products.
The Custodial Services Department has increased cleaning of frequently high touch surfaces such as, but not limited to, door handles, elevator buttons, handrails, all bathrooms, tables, and switches.
During the disinfection process of areas, doors and windows will be left open when possible to allow for outdoor air to enter. This cleaning will be performed when students or staff are not present inside the room.
All products that will be used to disinfect are on the approved EPA list from List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).
Custodial Services staff will be fully equipped with personal protective equipment.
In case of an outbreak, the District will follow the California Industry Guidance COVID-19 and the COVID‐19 outbreak disinfection and safety checklist:
- Close off areas used by a confirmed COVID-19 case and not use these areas until after disinfecting is completed.
- Wait at least 24 hours before cleaning and disinfecting. If 24 hours is not feasible, wait as long as practicable.
The District has made modifications to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system and increased the intake of fresh air by opening the air dampers to 100 percent or the highest possible percentage. The unit will be operational when there are known occupants in the building.
All ventilation systems in the District are filtered. However, rooms that do not have good fresh air ventilation will be equipped with a portable air purifier. A department cannot use a fan for air circulation; if a fan is used it must be to pull in fresh air.
The air filters will be changed out prior to a building reopening and continue on the quarterly schedule. The National Air Filtration Association (NAFA) recommends using filters higher than a MERV 8. The District has upgraded to using MERV 13 hospital-grade.
The District is following the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standard guidelines for building ventilation systems and have increased our ventilation and outside air dampers to 100% in all possible areas that contain activity through our energy management system.
DISINFECTION OF WATER SYSTEMS
Hydration stations will be flushed, and filters will be replaced prior to reopening. Staff and students are encouraged to bring their own water supply. Water fountains will be shut down and covered up for nonuse.
Where possible signage will be placed near hydration stations promoting healthy hygiene practices and reminding users to properly wash or sanitize their hands.
Building Access Protocols
Hand sanitizer should be placed at or near any entrance to publicly occupied facilities.
All employees will be educated and trained on how to carry out COVID-19 mitigation plans, measures, and protocols.
Occupied areas will be sanitized daily.