• 2021-2022 Mitigation & Prevention Strategies



    • Masks optional in buildings and outdoors; needs of specific buildings addressed if/when they arise
    • Masks still required on buses (per federal requirement)*


    Physical Distancing

    • Return to typical standards; encourage physical distancing when possible; increase physical distancing when possible during an increase in cases


    Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette

    • Handwashing and respiratory etiquette taught and reinforced with signage posted
    • Hand sanitizer provided in every classroom and in communal areas
    • Provide time for handwashing, as needed
    • PPE provided in clinics
    • Masks available to students, if needed
    • Encourage proper respiratory etiquette and maintain heightened protocols for symptomatic individuals


    Cleaning and Maintaining Healthy Facilities

    • Nightly targeted cleaning of high-touch surfaces and all classrooms
    • Routine targeted fogging (weekly in each building and nightly in health clinics)


    Contact Tracing, Isolation, & Quarantine

    • Contact tracing in alignment with SCCDPH (mandatory through 6/30/21; expect LEA-led tracing to cease for the ‘21-’22 school year; LEA will assist SCCDPH with information, as needed)
    • Isolation and quarantine in alignment with SCCDPH endemic guidelines


    Diagnostic & Screening Testing

    • Testing provided at LPHA and within in district Mercy clinic
    • Will continue to collaborate with SCCDPH to host pop-up testing in the event of an increase in cases


    Vaccination Efforts

    • Previously hosted county-wide vaccination event for educators
    • District employees volunteered at SCCDPH vaccination events
    • Will continue to collaborate with SCCDPH to bring awareness to vaccine events
    • Will continue to publish vaccination opportunities to staff


    Accommodations for Children with Disabilities

    • Create and follow accommodations, as needed, for students with Individualized Education Plans, 504 Plans, or Health Plans