Health & Safety
Thank you for following along with our SASD COVID-19 Data Dashboard for more than six months! We have closed the dashboard for the summer and will reassess its use for the upcoming school year as we grow closer to the fall. Again, thank you. We are #InThisTogether.
Health & Safety Requirements
The School Requirements provided by Public Health Madison & Dane County are still in effect, many of them since July 2020. We continue to meet these requirements:
- Students, staff and families diligently monitor their health for symptoms of COVID-19. If staff or students have symptoms of COVID-19, they submit our COVID-19 Tracker Form (staff) or our Student COVID-19 Form (student)
Students and staff wash or sanitize their hands and use proper sneeze and cough etiquette
Students and staff wear face coverings that comply with our Mask Up SASD standards (See our infographic)
Students and staff work to ensure the greatest amount of distancing possible as well as keeping student and employee groups static.
Staff execute our action plan when there is a COVID-19 case at school
All staff are trained on the policies required by PHMDC
If a student meets any of the Three Criteria (tests positive for COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has had close contact with an individual with COVID-19), the parent or guardian must keep the child at home, call the school's attendance line, fill out the Student COVID-19 Form, and call your child's health care provider.
If a staff member meets any of the Three Criteria (tests positive for COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has had close contact with an individual with COVID-19), they should notify their supervisor, fill out the Staff COVID-19 Tracker Form, and wait for next steps.
If an individual meets any of the Three Criteria (tests positive for COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has had close contact with an individual with COVID-19), we follow these steps:
- Principal/supervisor, District Nurse, and HR (if employee) is notified
- Get the person either out of the building and/or into the identified isolation area immediately
- If case is positive, contact tracing begins:
- District Nurse notifies Public Health for both student and employee
- HR notifies worker’s compensation carrier if it’s an employee
- District Nurse notifies Buildings & Grounds to begin cleaning and disinfection process
- If case is positive, close contacts are notified via email as soon as possible
Maintaining physical environment
- Cleaning and disinfecting
- Hallway traffic flow
- Lunch, recess and bus rules
- Stocking PPE
- Isolation rooms
- New air filtration system (Bipolar ionization system)
Promoting individual and community responsibility
- Mask wearing
- Physical distancing
- Hand washing and sanitizing
- Communicating with families and students
Collaborating with Health Services team
- Contact tracing support
- Symptom monitoring
- Attendance tracking
- Following our action plan
Equipping our staff
- Staff have received video training on SafeSchools and written materials on our COVID-19 Staff Site.
- Staff will be provided additional training and review before in-person start date.
- Staff have also been provided PPE.
COVID-19 Quick Sheets
Our COVID-19 Quick Sheets detail our expectations of all students and staff who enter district buildings or transportation. They make it clear that anyone entering district buildings or transportation is responsible for self-screening for the "Three Criteria." The Three Criteria are: testing positive for COVID-19, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or having had close contact with an individual with COVID-19.
- What staff and families/students must do before entering district buildings (COVID-19 Quick Sheet)
- How to screen your child (Self-Screen Quick Sheet)