Vocational Training Through the Arts
COVID 19 POLICY
For Fall, 2020 Session
Following CDC and State of Virginia guidelines
• Screen all potential consumers for at-risk health conditions
• Small, in-person classes
• Consumers stay together and with the same trainer throughout session
• Consumers remain at least 6 feet apart and do not share objects
• Space seating/desks at least 6 feet apart, none facing
• Face coverings worn by staff and consumers
SUPPLIES ON HAND
• Hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol
• Paper towels
• Disinfectant wipes
• Face coverings
• No-touch trash can
• Disposable food service items
• Daily cleaning and disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces
• limited use of shared objects. Shared objects cleanted between uses
• Belongings of consumers kept separate and in individually labeled containers and areas.
• Each consumer assigned own art supplies and equipment
• No sharing of personal items, including electronic devices, books, and games
• Proper ventilation systems and circulation of outdoor air as much as possible,
• Drinking fountain cleaned and sanitized, but staff and consumers encouraged to bring their own water
• Consumers bring their own lunch
• Trainer designated for responding to COVID-19 concerns
• Encourage staff and consumer families to self-report symptoms of COVID-19, a positive test for COVID-19, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days
• Monitor daily health
• Monitor absenteeism
• Encourage staff and consumers to talk with people they trust about their COVID-19 concerns
• Notify consumers and families of consumers of any case of COVID-19 in the consumer population. When assessing a consumer’s risk of exposure to COVID-19, close contact means being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 while not wearing adequate personal protective equipment for more than 15 minutes. If someone is within six feet of a person with lab-confirmed COVID-19 for 15 minutes or more at a time, that person is considered to have been exposed.
HOME ISOLATION POLICY
• Consumers who think they had or they had COVID-19 and had symptoms can return after 10 days following first symptoms, 24 hours with no fever or use of fever medications, and improvement of symptoms, such as coughing or shortness of breath.
• Consumers who tested positive for COVID-19 but had no symptoms can return after 10 days have passed since a positive viral test for COVID-19
• Consumer who become severely ill with COVID-19 can return might need to stay home longer than 10 days and up to 20 days after symptoms first appeared.
STRATEGIES FOR ADDRESSING ONSITE APPEARANCE OF SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
• Isolate and Transport Those Who have Symptoms:
Staff and consumers who display symptoms on site go to an isolation room until transported home or to a healthcare facility via school bus. Staff and consumers with symptoms at home notify ART and do not come to school.
• Clean and Disinfect
Areas used by a sick person remain closed off for 24 hours after cleaning and disinfecting.
STRATEGIES FOR ADDRESSING PRESENCE OF COVID-19
• Areas of the school where ill individuals spent time while infectious will be closed temporarily for disinfection.
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