Health and Safety

  • Cleaning Door Handle Johnston County Public Schools will:

    • Minimize the spread of COVID-19 by conducting daily symptom and temperature screenings and/or checks for all students and any person who enters a school building.
    • Follow social distancing protocols for anyone who enters school buildings. 
    • Provide water stations with disposable cups that will be monitored by adult staff.
    • Require all students in grades K-12 to wear face coverings in school and on school buses. All staff and adult visitors must wear a face covering in school buildings and offices.
      • Please note that the state will provide five cloth, reusable face coverings for each student and staff member. The school system will provide a disposable face covering for any guest who is not equipped with one.
    • Provide face shields for each staff and bus driver if one is requested. The use of shields is not a substitution for cloth masks, but it provided as an additional safety precaution.
    • Follow CDC, state, and local guidelines for handling suspected, presumptive, or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    • Establish dedicated space for symptomatic individuals.
    • Provide support and accomodations to families with vulnerable students.
    • Share timely and accurate information about COVID-19 cases at schools and combat misinformation.
    • Provide school nurses with starter Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) packs.

     

Operations

  • Johnston County Public Schools will:

    • Follow all CDC, state, and local guidlines and adhere to clearning protocols for all schools and office buildings.
    • Require all facilities to maintain 6-feet social distancing throughout classrooms and schools.
    • Provide signage to encourage social distancing and frequent hand washing.
    • Provide signage in key areas of all facilities with reminders to wear face coverings, practice social distancing, and encourage frequent hand washing.
    • Install physical barriers where practical, such as protective shields at front office desks. 
    • Install hand sanitizing stations throughout all schools and in each classroom.
    • Enhance cleaning regimens for high-touch areas.
    • Limit non-essential use of buildings and facilities by visitors and outside groups.
    • Limit the use of large gatherings by serving meals in classrooms and other areas.