ECSE Plan for Systematic Disinfection of Classroom Spaces
  • ECSE designated staff will be trained and required to: disinfect toys, desk/tables, student cubbies, and any shared materials using approved cleaning disinfectants such as Lysol, Hepastat, etc. in between each daily class session. This cleaning will occur 3 x per day in between each cohort of students.
  • Each student will have their own separate set of school supplies stored away from the contact of others to eliminate spread of the virus.
  • ECSE staff will work to avoid activities that involve sharing of tools or supplies; if any tools or supplies are shared, they will be disinfected using approved cleaning disinfectants in between use by each child.
  • Each cohort of students will have their own bin or toys that will not be shared with other cohorts unless thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant. . After use, these toys will be placed in a bin labelled “to be disinfected” and will be cleaned prior to their next use.
  • Ventilation will be increased by at least one open window during class sessions and by placement of air filtration systems in each classroom.
  • Each classroom will have a UV light to be used for disinfecting educational materials in addition to the disinfectant cleaning.
  • Adults will be expected to wear face coverings during any child contact time.
  • Hand hygiene on entry to school every day: wash with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol. Children and adults will wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival/dismissal as well as periodically throughout each session and always before snack time.
ECSE Classroom Daily Cleaning Protocol
  • Routine cleaning and disinfecting is key to maintaining a safe environment for faculty, students, and staff.
  • Cleaning removes dirt and most germs and is usually done with soap and water.
  • Disinfecting kills most germs, depending on the type of chemical, and only when the chemical product is used as directed on the label.

To be completed after each session/cohort of students:

Using disinfectant provided by SCESD (wipes or spray with paper towel) and gloves, after each ECSE session/cohort, trained staff will clean/disinfect:

  • All door knobs
  • All table tops
  • All student cubbies
  • All chairs
  • All other common touch points (faucets, light switches, etc.)
  • All individual student school supply bags
  • *Any shared materials (utensils, school supplies)

Using disinfectant provided by SCESD (wipes or spray with paper towel) and gloves, at the end of the school day, trained staff will clean/disinfect:

  • All toys in each cohort toy bin (prepare for next day)
  • Repeat list of cleaning tasks for after each ECSE session (above)
  • Sweep floors
  • Sanitize dishes or other dishwasher safe toys/tools in dishwasher
  • Use UV Sanitizing Wand as per protocol on any surface that cannot be cleaned with soap and water or disinfectant (such as computer keyboards)

Other:

  • ECSE Restrooms will be cleaned and disinfected daily by SCESD Maintenance
  • *Any materials that are accidentally shared or must be shared due to access must be cleaned immediately after each student uses the material as well as at the end of each session.
  • UV Sanitizing Wand will be available in each classroom as well. See Protocol for Use of UV Sanitizing Wand for further guidance.

UV Sanitizing Wand Use Protocol

  • Routine cleaning and disinfecting is key to maintaining a safe environment for faculty, students, and staff.
  • Cleaning removes dirt and most germs and is usually done with soap and water.
  • Disinfecting kills most germs, depending on the type of chemical, and only when the chemical product is used as directed on the label.
  • Sanitizing reduces microorganisms on a surface to a level considered safe by public health standards.
  • Disinfecting kills more germs than sanitizing.)
  • When to use the UV Sanitizing Wand:
  • Whenever possible and safe to do so, classroom surfaces and materials should be cleaned and disinfected using approved disinfectant chemicals provided by SCESD.
  • If moisture cannot be used safely on a classroom surface, device, or material, the UV sanitizing wand may be used. An example of such surfaces would be a computer keyboard or other electrical devices.
  • The UV sanitizing wand may be an option for sanitizing hard to reach spaces that may have come into contact with students or staff. An example of such surfaces may be a corner of a classroom in between cupboards.
  • The UV sanitizing wand may be a good option for sanitizing toddler toys that a child might place in their mouth (to avoid child ingesting disinfectant chemicals).

How to use the UV Sanitizing Wand:

  • If there is NO OTHER way to disinfect or sanitize, trained staff may use the wand as directed: Hold the UV Sanitizing Wand 2-4 inches above the surface and expose the item to the UV-C light for 10-20 seconds (allow the light to stay on each area of the surface/object for 10-20 seconds each).
  • To turn the device on, press the Power button once. The LED Indicator Light will turn on and the UV Lamp will begin to work.
  • To turn the device off, press the Power button once while the UV Sanitizing Wand is operating.
  • The switch will automatically cut off the UV-C light when the wand is turned with bulb facing up. This protects users from accidental direct contact with the UV-C light.
ECSE Plan for Systematic Disinfection of Shared Learning Spaces
  • Each cohort will have a designated assigned time to use any shared learning space
    (Only one cohort at a time will use these spaces) maintaining social distancing as much as possible: Gym, Play Barn, and Garden Area
  • Prior to entering a shared learning space, all staff and students will either wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol or use hand sanitizer.
  • Adults will continue to wear face masks or shields in these locations.After use of a shared learning space, ECSE staff will:
    • Disinfect any toy or item utilized during learning time
    • If item cannot be disinfected after immediate use, staff will put that item away in a location designated for items that cannot be used until disinfected (in a bin labelled “to be disinfected”)

Gym

  • All individuals will use hand sanitizer upon entry to gym.
  • ECSE staff will disinfect any toy or item utilized during gym time at the end of gym session.
  • Only one cohort of students will use the gym at a time and no passing of cohorts will occur during transition to the gym.
  • At end of each week, SCESD maintenance will use the “antivirus electrostatic sprayer” to disinfect the entire gym space.
  • Maximum capacity will not be exceeded and will be posted on the door.

Small Group Common Room (room adjacent to gym)

  • All individuals will use hand sanitizer upon entry to the small group common room.
  • ECSE staff or other staff using the space will clean the table and chairs prior to activity and again after the activity following posted cleaning expectations.
  • ECSE staff will disinfect any toy or item utilized during small group activity.
  • Maximum capacity will not be exceeded and will be posted on the door.
  • Students coming to the common room from different cohorts, staff must assist students in completion of individual tracking logs for contact tracing purposes.

Play Barn

  • All individuals will use hand sanitizer upon entry to the play barn.
  • ECSE staff will disinfect any toy or item utilized during play barn time at the end of play barn session.
  • Only one cohort of students will use the play barn at a time and no passing of cohorts will occur during transition to the play barn.
  • At end of each week , SCESD maintenance will use the “antivirus electrostatic sprayer” to disinfect the entire play barn space
  • The rolled garage door of play barn will remain open for ventilation during use of play barn.
  • Maximum capacity will not be exceeded and will be posted on the premises.

Garden Area (outside space)

  • All individuals will use hand sanitizer upon entry to the play barn.
  • ECSE staff will disinfect any toy or item utilized during play barn time at the end of play barn session.
  • Only one cohort of students will use the play barn at a time and no passing of cohorts will occur during transition to the play barn.

Playgrounds (Coquille and Brookings sites only)

  • Coos Bay and Gold Beach ECSE sites do not have access to playground equipment. Coquille and Brookings ECSE sites do have access to the school district playgrounds and our ECSE staff will be trained to follow the playground cleaning process developed by each of the districts.
Systematic Disinfection / Cleaning Protocol for Any Object Used during Onsite In Person EI/ECSE Intake/Evaluation/ Therapy Sessions
  • Prior to any session, hand hygiene on entry is required: wash with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol.
  • Prior to session initiation, EI/ECSE staff, using the provided disinfecting cleaner and disinfectant, will clean all surfaces and chairs prior to use.
  • EI/ECSE staff will be trained and required to: disinfect toys, manipulatives, or other objects using approved cleaning disinfectants such as Lysol, Hepastat, etc. in between each session.
  • Any item, toy, manipulative used during the therapy/ intake/evaluation will be placed in a container labelled “to be disinfected” prior to next therapy/ intake/evaluation.
  • Upon ending the therapy/ intake/evaluation process, the EI/ECSE staff member will clean any surface that was utilized using the provided disinfecting cleaner and disinfect any item in the “to be disinfected’ container.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available to staff, parent, and child throughout the interaction.
ECSE Plan for Cohorting
  • Each classroom space has been measured and environment modified to ensure 35 sq feet of usable space for each child.
  • Maximum capacity will be posted on each classroom door and the daily capacity also depicted each ECSE session on the door notifying specialists/ admin if they can enter the room without exceeding capacity.
  • Daily Cohort logs will be set up in each classroom with required components and student’s arrival and dismissal charted daily.
  • Cohorts will never share common spaces such as gym. After each use, the common space will be cleaned/sanitized.
  • Disinfecting wipes and cleaners will be accessible to staff and required to be used to clean in between activities during class times. Repeated hand washing and use of hand sanitizer by staff and students will be part of the daily routine.
  • Upon entering a cohort (if it does not exceed maximum capacity), staff must sign in/out and use hand sanitizer as well as put on a face covering.
ECSE Plan for Physical Distancing
  • Each classroom space has been measured and environment modified to ensure 35 sq feet of usable space for each child.
  • Maximum capacity will be posted on each classroom door and the daily capacity also depicted each ECSE session on the door notifying specialists/ admin if they can enter the room without exceeding capacity (red= do not enter; green= okay to enter with sign in, hand sanitization, and face covering).
  • Whenever possible, 6 ft social distance will be maintained. However, in such tasks as changing a student, helping with toileting, or working with students who have behavior challenges requiring hands on support for safety, staff will use other mitigating PPEs such as face coverings or gloves as well as other PPEs.
  • Each classroom will have a “main entrance” for arrival/dismissal routines as well as travel in the same hallway or path for any full cohort transition on schedules that do not conflict with the travel of another cohort.
  • When transitioning a cohort to a shared learning space, cohorts will not mix in route nor in the learning space.
  • Busses and parent pick up/drop off will be on staggered schedules.
  • Sessions will be scheduled to allow 15 minutes in between for staff to complete sanitization/disinfecting of classroom spaces and any materials.
  • Social stories as well as modelling, positive praise, and visual cues will help students learn about how to maintain social distancing.
ECSE School Specific Functions for Safety

Handwashing:

  • Hand hygiene on entry to school every day: wash with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol. ECSE program will provide hand sanitizer and supervision of hand sanitizer application.
  • Children and adults will wash hands or use hand sanitizer before/after any transition during class session as well as periodically throughout each session and always before snack time.
  • Along with signage, a song or social story will be used to help teach children respiratory etiquette.

Equipment/Materials:

  • ECSE designated staff will be trained and required to: sanitize toys, desk/tables, student cubbies, and any shared materials using approved cleaning disinfectants in between each daily class session. This cleaning will occur 3 x per day in between each cohort of students and at the end of the day.
  • Each student will have their own separate set of school supplies stored away from the contact of others to eliminate spread of the virus.
  • ECSE staff will work to avoid activities that involve sharing of tools or supplies; if any tools or supplies are shared, they will be sanitized with a disinfectant wipe in between use by each child.
  • Each cohort of students will have their own bin or toys that will not be shared with other cohorts unless thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant. These toys will be cleaned daily.

Seating:

  • There will only be enough chairs for the number of children in the room to reduce the multiple use of multiple chairs each session.
  • Children may need to carry their chair to other sections of the classroom for instruction and these areas will also be clearly marked with social distancing.

Transitions/Hallways:

  • Transitions from classrooms to shared learning spaces will be scheduled in advance.
  • Routes will be planned ahead of time to avoid any mixing of class cohorts.
  • Signs and markers will be put into place to guide people safely with social distancing and to avoid mixing of cohorts.

Personal Property:

  • Children will be allowed to bring backpacks for transfer of documents or completed student activities from teacher to parent/ parent to teacher.
  • Backpacks will be stored in classroom cubbies and be will remain in the child’s assigned cubby throughout the session.
  • Cubbies will be sanitized with disinfectant in between each class session.
  • Papers or items removed from the backpack should be removed by staff wearing gloves or by the child and placed in a “turn in” basket.
  • Only the child who brought an item will be allowed to use or handle the item. It will be encouraged that parents do not allow children to bring any unnecessary items to class.

Snack Time:

  • During ECSE snack time, children will be seated at individual cube chairs 6 ft apart or at in a group at a table when social distancing rules can be maintained.
  • Children will wash with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol prior to engaging in snack routine.
  • ECSE staff members will help monitor the immediate disinfecting of any shared serving utensils such as spoons, pitchers, etc. in between student to student use.
  • Most snacks will be pre-packaged to avoid possible contamination during food prep.
  • Any ECSE staff member involved in food prep for snack time will wear a face covering and gloves during preparation.
  • Any ECSE staff member involved in serving snack will wear a face covering and gloves during serving.
  • No sharing of food or drink will be allowed between children during snack time.
  • Children will wash with soap and water for 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol at completion of snack time.

Events:

  • No meetings, special events, or in person professional development will be hosted at ECSE locations.
  • All IFSP meetings and eligibility meetings will be held by phone or by virtual means such as ZOOM.
ECSE Plan for Cohorting and Physical Distancing During Arrival and Dismissal Routines

Arrival Routine:

  • Staggered start and staggered bus unloading: Parents who transport their child to ECSE programs will be asked to arrive and walk their child to a receiving ECSE staff member 5 minutes after the last school district bus/ vehicle has left.
  • No parents or visitors will be allowed to enter the ECSE classroom or SCESD building for pick up or drop off.
  • District Busses/ Vehicles will unload one at a time in an orderly fashion as guided by ECSE staff.
  • An ECSE staff member, using appropriate social distancing and wearing a face covering, will meet and greet children at bus door and guide them to appropriate separate entrance based upon their class assignment. After one bus is unloaded, they will move to the next bus to unload. This will help to discourage cohort mixing.
  • Each ECSE program classroom will have a specific entry point for each cohort.
    • ECSE in Coos Bay will have 3 different entry points (one per each classroom).
    • ECSE in Coquille will have one entry point.
    • ECSE in Gold Beach and Brookings will have one entry point.
  • At each entry, an ECSE staff person will be providing and supervising the hand sanitizer application on each child after the health screening or while waiting in line for screening.
  • At each entry, an ECSE staff person will have a checklist for health screening and cohort sign in (for contact tracing) for each child and conduct a screening on each child before allowing entry into the classroom.
    • Any child who is demonstrating symptoms of COVID 19 will be escorted to the designated isolation location and monitored by ECSE supervision.
    • Parents will be contacted immediately.
    • ECSE staff will contact ECSE Program Administrator to initiate the isolation protocol pieces that involve public health communication.

Dismissal Routine:

  • Staggered dismissal and staggered bus loading: Parents who transport their child home from ECSE programs will be asked to arrive for pick up 5 minutes after the last school district bus/vehicle has left. An ECSE staff member will walk the child to the designated parking lot pick up spot to meet the parent.
  • No parents or visitors will be allowed to enter the ECSE classroom or SCESD building for pick up or drop off.
  • Each class will travel a different route out to the bus area, leaving the building from their classroom/cohort’s same point of entry.
  • Students will use hand sanitizer before leaving ECSE program.
  • Alternating turns, ECSE staff will walk individual/small group of students to designated bus to assist with loading and limiting cohort mixing in the parking lot.
ECSE Protocol For Arrival Screening of Students
  • At each entry, an ECSE staff person will have a checklist for arrival screening and cohort sign in (for contact tracing)
  • Students will be screened upon arrival to ECSE sites by trained staff member. Staff member will check for:
    • Cough
    • Fever
      • Fever should first be checked by asking the person or asking the person dropping the child off to verify that they and/or the child do not have a fever
      • If they cannot verify that no fever is present or if child appears feverish, then temperature should be taken with a thermometer.
  • Any student demonstrating symptoms of concern will be escorted and monitored in designated isolation room and monitored by ECSE staff.
  • Parents of the student in isolation will be contacted immediately.
  • ECSE staff will contact ECSE Program Administrator to initiate the isolation protocol pieces that involve public health communication.
  • Any student or staff known to have been exposed to COVID 19 within the preceding 14 calendar days will be restricted from attending/work /school.
ECSE Plan for Daily Log Tracking (for Students)
  • Daily logs for each stable group of children will be retained by EI ECSE Program Secretary
  • A minimum of 4 weeksworth of logs will be stored and provided to LPHA at their request.
  • Daily logs must conform to the following requirements to support contact tracing of COVID-19 cases if necessary:
    • Child name
    • Drop/off pick up time
    • Adult completing both drop/off pick up
    • All staff that interact with stable group of children (including floater staff)
    • Hours child was in care
    • If transportation is provided, information including all other riders and their contact information
    • Documentation of health checks/ arrival screening
ECSE Protocol for Face Coverings – Students and Staff

Use of Face (cloth, paper, disposable masks or plastic face shield) Coverings by ECSE Staff

Consistent with the CDC and OHA, SCESD ECSE program is requiring that school staff use face coverings to potentially slow the spread of virus transmission.

Wearing a cloth, paper or disposable face covering is required for all ECSE staff that interact with multiple stable groups of children, specifically while:

  • Conducting arrival screenings or dismissal routine
  • During 1:1 instruction or speech therapy
  • Completing evaluations/ assessments
  • Working with children when 6 feet social distancing cannot be consistently maintained.

This includes wearing masks:

  • During arrival and dismissal routine
  • During transitions from one learning space to another
  • When supporting a child in personal care/hygiene related tasks
  • When providing the direct care and monitoring of a student’s health status
  • When preparing and/ or serving food/drink
  • When travelling with SCESD colleagues from another cohort in SCESD owned vehicle or personal vehicle driven for work, when 3 feet or more of physical distance cannot be maintained.
  • When engaging with the public (non-school personnel)

SCESD will provide face coverings to wear daily and staff members must:

  • Avoid touching the cloth face covering
  • Continue frequent and consistent hand hygiene
  • Clean the face covering from one day to the next
  • Contact HR if they require an ADA accommodation for face coverings

Use of Face Coverings (cloth, paper or disposable) by Children in ECSE Classrooms

  • It is unlikely that a child will be able to effectively wear a face covering in a manner that might contribute to the effective reduction in virus transmission.
  • SCESD ECSE program as per ODE does not require children ages 3-5 in an ECSE program to wear a mask while at school.
  • If requested and provided by a parent/guardian, children in child care may wear a face covering if the child is:
    • Able to remove the face covering themselves without assistance
    • Able to avoid touching the face covering, and
    • Are able to replace face covering when visibly soiled and each day
    • SCESD ECSE staff will not physically assist a child with their mask nor make it required for a child to wear one.
    • SCESD ECSE can give verbal prompts to remind a child to keep their mask on.
ECSE Plan for High-Risk Populations
  • A “high risk student” is defined by Oregon law (ORS 336.201) as:
    • Medically Complex: Are students who may have an unstable health condition and who may require daily professional nursing services.
    • Medically Fragile: Are students who may have a life-threatening health condition and who may require immediate professional nursing services.
    • Nursing-Dependent: Are students who have an unstable or life-threatening health condition and who require daily, direct, and continuous professional nursing services.
  • High risk students will be offered the same in-person services as all students.
    • If a parent and / or IFSP team deems it unsafe for child to attend ECSE program due to medical fragility, team will develop an IFSP that will include service provision in one of these ways:
      • These services could be provided via home visits.
      • These services could be provided remotely using phone consultation and/or virtual platform if home visiting is not allowed due to COVID 19 concerns.
      • These services could be provided at an ECSE site at a time with no other students are present, scheduled ahead of time, and staff using agreed upon PPE. (see Protocol entitled : Process for Early Intervention “In Person” Therapy Sessions in SCESD Sites)
  • A school nurse will be involved in any decision making about school attendance or the model of services for any child who is medically complex, fragile, or nursing dependent.
  • Parents of high risk students in ECSE will be offered an IFSP meeting to discuss and develop an agreed upon service model for the health and safety of that child based on their individualized needs.
    • The interdisciplinary team must work in partnerships with school nurses or other school health providers to meet requirements of ADA and FAPE.
    • If parent declines the opportunity to send a child to the “in person” ECSE classroom, the IFSP team will determine with parent and /or medical input:
      • What type of service will be provided
      • What mode the service will be provided
      • What the time and frequency of these services will be
      • What IFSP goals the services will focus on.
      • ECSE administrator will become familiar with the state and national guidance and resources for addressing the risk of COVID 19 for our medically complex or fragile students.
ECSE Protocol for Staff Support of Student Restroom Routines
  • When supporting a child through a hygiene task such as hand washing, ECSE staff will:
    • Wear face covering
    • Wear gloves if child requires hand over hand assistance or physical prompting
    • Maintain 6 ft. physical distancing except when child requires hand over hand assistance or physical prompting
  • When supporting a child through a restroom toileting routine, ECSE staff will:
    • Wear face covering
    • Wear gloves if assisting child in toileting routine
    • Maintain 6 ft. physical distancing except when child requires hand over hand assistance or physical prompting
  • When 1:1 Nurse and IA are both required to support a child in a restroom routine and the routine involves a transfer to a changing table, ECSE staff will :
    • Wear face covering
    • Wear gloves if assisting child in toileting routine
    • Wear disposable paper gown
    • Maintain 6 ft. physical distancing except when child requires hand over hand assistance, physical prompting, or when staff are implementing a lifting protocol.
ECSE Procedure for Administrators Entry Into Classroom Cohort
  • Maximum capacity will be posted on each classroom door as per requirement to ensure 35 square feet of usable space for each person in the space.
  • The daily capacity will also depicted each ECSE session on the door notifying administrator if they can enter the room without exceeding capacity.
    • RED= Please do not enter. Classroom is at maximum capacity. Contact teacher to make an appointment to return.
    • If it is an emergency due to health/safety of the children and administrator must enter, one ECSE staff member must leave the room to allow the administrator to enter.
    • GREEN= It is okay to enter. Classroom is not at maximum capacity.
      • Administratorcan enter with sign in, hand sanitization, and face covering.
  • Whenever possible, 6 foot social distance will be maintained. However, in such tasks as changing a student, helping with toileting, physical therapy or occupational therapy routines, nursing procedures, or working with students who have behavior challenges requiring hands on support for safety, staff will use other mitigating PPEs such as face mask, gloves, gowns, time limited contact, as well as other PPEs.
ECSE Procedure for Related Service Providers Entry Into Classroom Cohort
  • Maximum capacity will be posted on each classroom door as per requirement to ensure 35 square feet of usable space for each person in the space.
  • The daily capacity will also depicted each ECSE session on the door notifying related service providers (such as OT, PT, Nurse, Teacher of DHH, Teacher of VI, Autism Specialist, Behavior Specialist, School Psychologist, etc.) if they can enter the room without exceeding capacity.
    • RED= Please do not enter. Classroom is at maximum capacity. Contact teacher to make an appointment to return.
      • If it is an emergency due to health/safety of the children and a related service provider must enter, one ECSE staff member must leave the room to allow the related service provider to access /help the child.
    • GREEN= It is okay to enter. Classroom is not at maximum capacity.
      • Related Service provider can enter with sign in, hand sanitization, and face covering.
  • Whenever possible, 6 foot social distance will be maintained. However, in such tasks as changing a student, helping with toileting, physical therapy or occupational therapy routines, nursing procedures, or working with students who have behavior challenges requiring hands on support for safety, staff will use other mitigating PPEs such as face mask, gloves, gowns, time limited contact, as well as other PPEs.
ECSE Procedure for School District Evaluators Entry into Classroom Cohort
  • Evaluators from other school districts must have an appointment with the ECSE teacher ahead of time to do an observation or to remove a child for an evaluation.
  • Evaluators must contact Department Secretary, Tara Dane, at 541 266 3915, to reserve a common area to use for evaluation process (if needed).
  • They must arrange an agreed upon time with the ECSE teacher for their visit and then make an appointment by contacting Department Secretary, Tara Dane at 541 266 3915.
  • Evaluators from other school districts must enter the SCESD main door on Teakwood Avenue.
  • The Department Secretary will meet the School District Evaluator in the front lobby to complete the arrival screening process.
  • Once arrival screening process is completed, evaluators can go downstairs to the ECSE Early Childhood Center, following all social distancing, contact tracing, and hand sanitizing requirements. A face covering must be worn at all times. (follow SCESD protocols)
  • To remove a student from a classroom for evaluation, the evaluator must knock on the classroom door and request the student from an ECSE staff member.
    • The ECSE staff member will sign out the student on a contact tracing form and the evaluator will sign in on the contact tracing form. Upon completion of evaluation task, child must sign back in and evaluator sign out.
    • Both student and the evaluator must either wash hands or use hand sanitizer before working together.
    • Evaluators will be expected to follow SCESD’s cleaning/disinfecting protocols when utilizing a meeting room or testing room space. Sanitizing/Disinfectants will be provided in each meeting room or testing room space by SCESD.
  • If evaluator needs to observe a child in a classroom setting, they must check the daily capacity of the class session by reading the color code on the door (red or green). The evaluator can only enter the room if they can do so without exceeding capacity.
    • RED= Please do not enter. Classroom is at maximum capacity. Contact teacher to make an appointment to return.
    • GREEN= It is okay to enter. Classroom is not at maximum capacity.
      • Evaluator can enter the cohort with sign in, hand sanitization, and face covering.
  • Whenever possible, 6 foot social distance will be maintained throughout the observation or testing situation. However, in such tasks that are required to be done and cannot be completed with 6 foot social distancing, staff will use other mitigating PPEs such as face mask, gloves, gowns, time limited contact, etc.
  • Limited Onsite Assessments During Comprehensive Distance Learning
  • School District evaluator will need to determine if a child needs an “in person” assessment rather than virtual.
  • School District evaluator will need to decide if they will test the child at the school district location or if they need to reserve a testing location at SCESD.
  • If they choose to use a SCSED testing room, School District evaluators must:
    • Contact the EI/ECSE Department Secretary, Tara Dane, at 541 266 3915 to see if a room is available; if available, it can be reserved.
    • Must enter the SCESD main door at 1350 Teakwood Avenue on day of test
    • EI/ECSE Department Secretary will meet the School District Evaluator in the front lobby to complete the arrival screening process.
    • Once arrival screening process is completed, evaluators will be escorted to the designated testing area, following all social distancing, contact tracing, and hand sanitizing requirements. A face covering must be worn at all times.
    • Follow all SCESD protocols in place for disinfecting and cleaning testing space before and after assessment.
ECSE Isolation Procedure for Students/Staff

Students and staff who report or develop symptoms must be isolated in a designated isolation area in the school, with adequate space and staff supervision and symptom monitoring by a school nurse, other school-based health care provider or school staff until they are able to go home. Anyone providing supervision and symptom monitoring must wear appropriate face covering or face shields

  • School nurse and health staff in close contact with symptomatic individuals (less than six feet) should wear a medical-grade face mask. Other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be needed depending on symptoms and care provided. Consult a nurse or health care professional regarding appropriate use of PPE. Any PPE used during care of a symptomatic individual should be properly removed and disposed of prior to exiting the care space.
  • After removing PPE, hands should be immediately cleaned with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, hands can be cleaned with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60-95% alcohol.
  • If able to do so safely, a symptomatic individual should wear a face covering.
  • To reduce fear, anxiety, or shame related to isolation, provide a clear explanation of procedures, including use of PPE and handwashing.
    • Establish procedures for safely transporting anyone who is sick to their home or to a health care facility.
    • Staff and students who are ill must stay home from school and must be sent home if they become ill at school, particularly if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Symptomatic staff or students should be evaluated and seek COVID-19 testing from their regular physician or through the local public health authority.
  • If they have a positive COVID-19 viral (PCR) test result, the person should remain home for at least 10 days after illness onset and 24 hours after fever is gone, without use of fever reducing medicine, and other symptoms are improving.
  • If they have a negative COVID-19 viral test (and if they have multiple tests, all tests are negative), they should remain home until 24 hours after fever is gone, without use of fever reducing medicine, and other symptoms are improving.
  • If a clear alternative diagnosis is identified as the cause of the person’s illness (e.g., a positive strep throat test), then usual disease-specific return-to-school guidance should be followed and person should be fever-free for 24 hours, without use of fever reducing medicine. A physician note is required to return to school, to ensure that the person is not contagious.
  • If they do not undergo COVID-19 testing, the person should remain at home for 10 days and until 24 hours after fever is gone, without use of fever reducing medicine, and other symptoms are improving.
  • Involve school nurses, School Based Health Centers, or staff with related experience (Occupational or Physical Therapists) in development of protocols and assessment of symptoms (where staffing exists).
  • Record and monitor the students and staff being isolated or sent home for the LPHA