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YUMA COUNTY COVID-19 HOURS OF OPERATION

SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES AND CHILD CARE CENTERS

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Child Care Centers and K-12 Schools

Schools, working together with local health departments, have an important role in slowing the spread of diseases to help ensure students have safe and healthy learning environments. Schools serve students, staff, and visitors from throughout the community. All of these people may have close contact in the school setting, often sharing spaces, equipment, and supplies.

The actions your school takes and the plans you make today make a difference. The following content includes some important steps to protect yourself and others from getting and spreading COVID-19 at school.

Latest information and guidance per AzDHS

What schools can do

  • School nurses: If a child presents symptoms of respiratory illness, they should be masked and sent home. 
  • Implement your annual seasonal influenza plan.
    • Students and staff who are ill, especially with acute respiratory symptoms (not allergies or chronic conditions), should stay home. 
    • Review sick policies for staff; ensure staff can stay home when ill. 
  • Ensure prescribed cleaning is happening at school facilities (routine disinfectants are appropriate).
    • Enhance cleaning of high touch surfaces like door knobs, toilet handles, and sink handles. 
    • Ensure that hand sanitizer, soap/paper towels and tissues are widely available in school facilities. 
    • Remind students to cover their coughs/sneezes with a tissue or their elbow. 
    • Ensure parents/guardians have a plan to designate a caregiver for a sick child(ren) if parents/guardians can’t stay home. 
    • Look for opportunities to address food insecurity for families who rely on schools for breakfast and/or lunch. 
    • Identify at-home learning opportunities during student absences or school closures. 
    • Identify how the school will communicate updates to parents/guardians. 
  • Resources to reference and share:

Universities

If there was a case of COVID-19 at a college or university, we would work closely with that institution to make recommendations that take into consideration the health and safety of students, staff, and faculty, and how to continue education. 

What colleges and universities can do

  • Implement your annual seasonal influenza plan.
    • Students and staff who are ill, especially with acute respiratory symptoms (not allergies or chronic conditions), should stay home. 
    • Review sick policies for staff; ensure staff can stay home when ill. 
    • Review attendance policies so students feel comfortable taking the time they need to recover without exposing others.
  • Ensure prescribed cleaning is happening at school facilities (routine disinfectants are appropriate).
    • Enhance cleaning of high-touch surfaces like door knobs, toilet handles, and sink handles. 
    • Ensure that hand sanitizer, soap/paper towels, and tissues are widely available in school facilities. 
    • Remind people to cover their coughs/sneezes with a tissue or their elbow. 
    • Identify at-home learning opportunities during student absences or school closures. 
    • Identify how the school will communicate updates to students, staff, and faculty. 
  • Resources to reference and share:

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