Protocols

FCSD has written protocols for all occupied spaces that conform to the CDC guidelines for preventative measures including:

  • Ensure all persons in school buildings keep recommended social distance whenever possible. This includes signage throughout our District Buildings.

  • Detailing how the district/school will provide accommodations to all students and staff who are at high risk or live with a person at high risk.

  • Requiring all employees, adult visitors, and students to wear a cloth face covering. This includes signage throughout our District Buildings.

  • Adaptive measures during this time of COVID-19 pandemic to ensure that all mandated safety drills are conducted in a manner that complies with social distancing and other mitigation measures.

COVID-19 testing: The District has received 2,500 COVID-19 rapid tests that will be used periodically to monitor asymptomatic carriers. The testing process will mirror previous testing that has occurred this school year.

In the event that someone has symptoms during the school day, the FCSD School Nurses will be trained on Department of Health protocols for guidance on symptomatic staff and students during the day and procedures for handling such instances. Staff will notify the school health office if there is a concern of a student or staff member who becomes ill at school. The School Nurse will evaluate any student or staff member with symptoms and isolate that person in a designated area away from others. The parent will be notified by the school nurse to pick up their child and follow-up as necessary with their Primary Care Physician(PCP)/Pediatrician. A staff member in this same situation will be sent home and asked to follow up with their PCP. Administration and School Nurse will follow up with parents and staff members to determine the prognosis and recommendations from the Primary Care Physician and discuss further protocols on the return to school.

In the event a student or staff member has been identified as testing positive for COVID-19, the FCSD will work directly with the Monroe County Department of Health to support contact tracing and council parents or staff on the need for quarantine. The FCSD will notify the state and local health department immediately upon being informed of any positive COVID-19 diagnostic test result by an individual within school facilities or on school grounds, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. In the case of an individual testing positive, the FCSD will support local health departments in tracing all contacts of the individual, in accordance with the protocols, training, and tools provided through the New York State Contact Tracing Program. Confidentiality will be maintained as required by federal and state law and regulations. The FCSD will cooperate with all state and local health department contact tracing, isolation, and quarantine efforts. In the case of a student or staff member testing positive, that person’s return to school will be coordinated with the local health department.

In the case where a student or staff exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, but is not diagnosed with COVID, the school will follow the CDC’s guidance for return to school.