HEALTH and WELL-BEING PROTOCOLS
(as of July 7, subject to change by government authorities)
Screen & Clean & Space
SCREEN – spreading of the virus can be reduced with proper screening
NOTE: We have suspended our student “perfect attendance” recognition for 2020-21 and increased the number of paid sick days for employees to encourage staying home when ill.
- All those arriving on campus will have their temperatures taken, including visitors. Students with a fever of 100.4 or higher will not be allowed to attend class. They will either receive permission from a parent to return home on their own or stay in a room with a nurse until they are picked up. All others arriving with a fever must leave.
- Signs will be displayed telling visitors to not enter if they have any symptoms.
- For the foreseeable future the Campus Store will be open only online and ticket sales to games will be online, at the gate and occasionally from the Shamrock Hall ticket window.
- We will follow the Health Department’s guidelines for contact tracing including recording of groups that students have been working in.
- Parents should not bring items to school that were left at home, except for medicines.
- Student and staff attendance will be monitored to look for trends and patterns of absences for infectious disease.
CLEAN – good hygiene and sanitizing are effective against the virus
- The Trinity Operations Crew will clean the facility throughout the day to include water fountains, surfaces, handrails, door handles, etc.
- Gloves will be worn for cleaning and sanitation procedures, food service, and school health procedures.
- An outside cleaning crew will be on campus several nights a week to do additional disinfecting.
- Students will be reminded in a variety of ways to properly wash their hands and practice good hygiene.
- When on campus, cloth masks will be required when less than 6 feet from someone else. This includes the transition time during class changes. While the mask requirement is in effect, we are suspending the requirement to wear a tie. Also, a polo shirt may be substituted for a dress shirt during this time.
- Students should bring their own cloth mask and keep an extra one in their backpack. Those without a mask must report to the Student Affairs Office to receive one and be assessed a fee. Masks with printing must be appropriate for school. Failure to wear a mask when required will be a dress code violation. Masks brought from home should:
- Fasten securely with ties or ear loops
- Fit snugly but comfortably
- Include multiple layers
- Allow for breathing without restrictions
- Be able to be laundered
- Putting On/Taking Off the Face Covering
- Wash hands or use hand sanitizer prior to handling the face covering.
- Avoid touching the front of the face covering.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth when removing the face covering.
- Wash hands immediately after removing.
- Care, Storage and Laundering
- Cloth face coverings may not be used more than one day at a time and must be washed after daily use. They should be replaced immediately if soiled, damaged or visibly contaminated.
- Keep cloth face coverings in a paper bag when not in use.
With written permission from a physician, a face shield may be substituted for cloth face mask. Such permission must be provided to the Student Affairs Office.
- Hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed in every classroom, lab, etc. All entering a room will be required to use the sanitizer.
- A sanitizing wipe will be given to each student as he enters a classroom, lab, etc. He will be required to wipe off his desktop, chair, etc. each class period.
- Where applicable, the heating and air conditioning units have been set to provide the recommended air flow, humidity, etc. New filters have been installed as is always done in the summer with a replacement schedule prepared.
- Students and teachers are to avoid sharing supplies. Paperless classroom transactions will be preferred. If sharing does occur, items will be sanitized before or after sharing.
- Use of facilities by outside groups will be suspended for the foreseeable future.
- Those using Miller Bus service will be subject to their screening and cleaning protocols which are guided by the Kentucky Department of Education.
SPACE – social distancing can keep people well
- Upon arriving at school, students will gather in different buildings, with proper spacing, to provide more room in hallways. There will also be staggered dismissal from these buildings to increase spacing. At the end of the day, students will be released in shifts as well.
- Changing classes will be staggered when possible to increase spacing in hallways. Where useful, one-way hallways will be arranged. Whenever there is movement, students should pass through hallways using the right-hand side and avoid congregating.
- We may use a class schedule that reduces class size. In some classrooms, this means the recommended 6-foot spacing can occur. In that case, masks will not need to be worn unless the teacher or other students are moving around the room.
- We are giving every student, at no charge, a clear backpack. This backpack may be carried to class. Lockers will not be used for the time being to reduce congestion in the locker areas. The 2021 Senior Class Officers helped in choosing the backpack.
- We will follow the Kentucky Department of Education’s recommendations on practicing emergency drills to provide proper spacing.
- There will be more lunch periods in order to increase spacing in the cafeteria. Our third party food service, Flik, is implementing new procedures to comply with federal and state regulations.
- Large gatherings will be adjusted, such as Opening Mass, class assemblies, mini-schedule night, parent-teacher conferences, etc. When these do occur, proper spacing will be used.
- Athletics, House events, extracurricular activities, service projects, etc. are all being adjusted in order to comply with guidelines from the Kentucky Department of Education.
- Field trips will not be taking place for the foreseeable future. Community service students will not leave campus.
- Modifications will take place with classes like PE, music, art to accommodate all guidelines.
- Students should not congregate outside before or after school. While waiting for a ride, they should maintain a 6-foot space from others and when not possible, wear a mask.
- Plexiglas shields will be used in areas where office transactions occur.
- School employees and students who disregard safety measures will be subject to disciplinary action.
We are waiting for guidelines from the Health Department for these circumstances:
- The symptoms below are present after a self-evaluation before arriving at school or appear while at school –
- A student, teacher, or staff member tests positive for the coronavirus –
- A student, teacher, or staff member has come into contact with someone who tests positive for the coronavirus –
- When someone may return to school after one of these three circumstances have occurred –
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
- New rash