Health & Hygiene Practices
Hand Sanitizing & Handwashing
- Students, teachers, staff, and campus visitors will be encouraged to sanitize and/or wash hands frequently. MISD will have students engage in supervised handwashing for at least 20 seconds at least two times each day, in addition to being encouraged to wash hands after using the restroom and before eating. MISD will teach students good handwashing techniques.
- Students, teachers, staff, and campus visitors will be encouraged to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and if not available, covered in their elbows. Used tissues will be thrown in the trash, hands should be washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or hand sanitizer should be used.
- Campuses will institute more frequent cleaning practices, including additional cleaning by janitorial staff, as well as provide the opportunity for children to clean their own spaces before and after they are used, in ways that are safe and developmentally appropriate.
- MISD will arrange for additional cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces that are touched in common throughout the day. This will include objects such as door handles, common tables/desks, shared supplies such as art supplies, and high touch devices such as shared laptops or tablets.
- MISD will arrange for cleaning of commonly-touched surfaces in classrooms between different class groups, if the same room will be used by multiple class groups. The CDC has provided guidance on cleaning community buildings to prevent COVID-19 spread. EFI, our custodial contractor, will follow this guidance.
Whenever possible, campuses will open windows or otherwise work to improve air flow by allowing outside air to circulate in the building.
Where feasible without disrupting the educational experience, MISD will encourage students to practice social distancing.
- When feasible and appropriate (for example, in physical education classes as weather permits), it will be preferable for students to gather outside, rather than inside, because of the likely reduced risk of virus spread outdoors.
Muenster ISD will follow the latest CDC guidelines and TEA guidance. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MISD.