Face Covering Protocol

Protocol for Face Coverings

Regular Communication to staff, parents, families, and students on appropriate use of face coverings.

Requirements

  • Staff will be trained on the use of Face Coverings.
    • All staff, contractors, other service providers, or visitors or volunteers are required to wear face coverings or face shields following CDC guidelines Face Coverings.
    • Face coverings should be washed daily or a new covering worn daily.
    •  Bus drivers must wear a face covering or face shield when not actively driving or operating the bus.
    • Speech Language Pathologists, Speech Language Pathology Assistants, or other adults providing articulation therapy must wear a face shield or face covering.
    • School/District nurses or other medical personnel must wear medical-grade face masks and should wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when providing direct contact care and monitoring of staff/students displaying symptoms.
    • If staff member cannot wear a face covering or face shield, districts and schools should work to limit the staff member’s proximity to students and staff to the extent possible to minimize the possible exposure.
  • Communication to parents, families, students on expectations for Face Coverings:
    • Face coverings should be washed daily or a new covering worn daily.
    • All communications must include statement that any student that requires an accommodation to meet the requirement for face coverings, districts and schools should work to limit the student’s proximity to students and staff to the extent possible to minimize the possibility of exposure.
    • All communications must include statement that any student with existing medical conditions, doctor’s orders to not wear a face covering, or other health related concerns should not wear a face covering or other coverings.  Schools/districts must not deny access to On-site instruction.
    • Face coverings must never be worn by children while sleeping.
  • Provide disposable face coverings and instructions (available on OHA website)on appropriate face covering use to students, parents, families and staff.

Comparison of Protective Equipment

Fact Sheets and Face Covering Signage in variety of languages(located about half way down the page):  https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Fact Sheets English

Face Covering Signage English

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