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Hms covid 19 health and safety module 3-final

  1. 1. HMS COVID-19 Health and Safety Module #3 Maintaining a Healthy Environment
  2. 2. Module Outline I. Cross-Contamination II. Complying with Signs and Messages III. Supporting Cleaning and Disinfection IV. Disposal of Used items V. Modified Layouts, Physical Barriers and Communal Spaces VI. Shared Objects, Equipment, Devices VII.Visitor Limitations VIII.Reporting Environmental Concerns
  3. 3. Goals for Module #3 ● Understand definition of Cross Contamination and how to prevent it ● Be familiar with and attest to compliance with signs and messages ● Understand how to support the cleaning and disinfecting process ● Understand how and where to properly dispose of used items ● Be familiar with HMS Modified layouts, physical barriers and changes to communal spaces ● Understand how to properly handle shared objects, equipment and devices ● Be familiar with visitor limitations ● Understand how and when to report environmental concerns
  4. 4. https://cookchildrens.org/coronavirus/action/Pages/Safe-Reopening.aspx
  5. 5. I. Cross Contamination ● Cross Contamination is defined as the unintentional transfer of bacteria or other contaminants from one surface to another because of unsanitary handling procedures or lack of proper handwashing ○ As defined by: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross%20contamination ● You Can Prevent Cross Contamination by: ○ Washing hands and Surfaces Frequently ○ Avoid Touching Your Face at all times ○ Using Gloves only when appropriate ○ Discarding PPE properly
  6. 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZMUctNXkM0&feature=emb_logo
  7. 7. II. Complying with Signs and Messages
  8. 8. Signs and Messages ● It takes a team to stop the spread of COVID-19 and have a successful return to HMS School, do your part by staying up to date on all messages and communication ● Check emails regularly for up-to-date information ● Comply with All signs in and around school property in regards to health and safety of students, staff and family
  9. 9. III. Supporting Cleaning and Disinfecting ● Routinely clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that are frequently touched. This may include cleaning objects/surfaces not ordinarily cleaned daily (e.g., doorknobs, light switches, classroom sink handles, countertops). ● Clean visibly dirty surfaces with soap and water prior to disinfection. ● Use an EPA-approved disinfectant against COVID-19, and read the label to make sure it meets your needs. ● Always follow directions on the label: The label will include safety information and application instructions. Keep disinfectants out of the reach of children. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html
  10. 10. https://blink.ucsd.edu/safety/research- lab/covid-19/decontamination.html
  11. 11. IV. Disposal of Used Items
  12. 12. Proper Mask and Glove Disposal
  13. 13. How to Safely Remove Used Gloves https://www.globus.co.uk/h ow-to-safely-remove- disposable-gloves
  14. 14. Knowledge Check True or False? When removing gloves, you should grab the inside of one glove at the wrist.
  15. 15. Answer False! When removing gloves, you should grasp the outside of one glove at the wrist and do not touch your bare skin.
  16. 16. V. Modified Layouts, Physical Barriers & Communal Spaces ● Modified Layouts ○ Space seating/desks at least 6 feet apart when possible. ○ Turn desks to face in the same direction or have students sit on only one side of tables, spaced apart. ○ Create distance between children on school buses (ex. seat children one child per row, skip rows) when possible. ● Physical Barriers ○ Abide to physical barriers, such as sneeze guards and partitions, particularly in areas where it is difficult for individuals to remain at least 6 feet apart. ○ Follow physical guides, such as tape on floors or sidewalks and signs on walls, to ensure that staff and children remain at least 6 feet apart in lines and at other times (e.g. guides for creating “one way routes” in hallways).
  17. 17. V. Modified Layouts, Physical Barriers & Communal Spaces ● Communal Spaces ○ Stagger use of shared spaces such as dining halls and clean and disinfect between use ○ Pay attention to physical barriers, such as plastic flexible screens, between bathroom sinks especially when they cannot be at least 6 feet apart https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools.html
  18. 18. VI. Shared Objects, Equipment & Devices ● Discourage sharing of items that are difficult to clean or disinfect. ● Keep each child’s belongings separated from others’ and in individually labeled containers, cubbies, or areas. ● Ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high touch materials to the extent possible (ex. assigning each student their own art supplies, equipment) or limit use of supplies and equipment by one group of children at a time and clean and disinfect between use. ● Avoid sharing electronic devices, toys, books, and other games or learning aids. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/schools.html
  19. 19. VII. Visitor Limitations 1. Visitors should seek approval for the visit from HMS. 2. Arrive wearing a mask. 3. Sanitize hands upon entry. 4. Submit to a temperature check. 5. Comply with social distancing norms.
  20. 20. VIII. Reporting Environmental Concerns ● Staff members should notify school administrators of any concerns regarding inadequate PPE, inefficient cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and objects, and/or suggestions for improvements on physical distancing ● In accordance with state and local laws and regulations, school administrators should notify local health officials, staff, and families immediately of any case of COVID-19 while maintaining confidentiality
  21. 21. Knowledge Check True or False? It is appropriate to ensure adequate supplies to minimize sharing of high touch materials or to limit use of objects to one group of children at a time.
  22. 22. Answer True! Each student should be assigned their own supplies and/or equipment when available or the use of supplies and equipment should be limited to one group of children at a time so cleaning and disinfecting between use can properly occur.
  23. 23. Questions or Comments? Please fill out the form below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdIJbs15IyZWWfgBD0H5 tNUSAJGXEDDRm_xWQSK51z-gIy3KA/viewform?usp=pp_url Thanks for your Participation!
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