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mask compliance
The Medical Advisory Team to the Public Health and Economic Emergency Commission defines high-risk individuals as those likely to require a hospital bed. Utah - specific data and CDC guidelines identify the following as high-risk individuals:
  • Age – People aged 65 years and older
  • Group quarters – People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
  • Lung disease – People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Heart conditions – People who have serious heart conditions
  • Immunocompromised – People under cancer treatment, who smoke, who have bone marrow or organ transplants, HIV or AIDS, and who have prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
  • Obesity – People of any age with severe obesity (body mass index > 40)
  • Underlying medical conditions – People with diabetes, kidney disease, and liver disease, particularly if not well controlled
NOTE:  Individuals who are pregnant should be monitored since they are known to be at risk with severe viral illness, however, to date data on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk.The Utah Department of Health has issued nine guidelines for high-risk individuals:
  1. Wear face masks at all times in public
  2. Stay home as much as possible. If you must go into public settings stay at least 6 feet from
  3. Wash hands
  4. Limit travel to only essential travel. If telework is not possible, limit travel to work-related travel only.
  5. Continue to seek emergency care, routine doctor visits, and medication pickups.
  6. Limit visiting friends or family without urgent
  7. Limit physical interactions with other high-risk individuals, except for members of your household or residence.
  8. Limit attending gatherings of any number of people outside your household or residence.
  9. Do not visit others in hospitals, nursing homes, or other residential care facilities.
  10. as well as work remotely if possible, if not, maintain social distancing (ideally 6+ feet).
NOTE: Most positions in the  school district cannot work remotely when schools are operational and/or students/employees are present, e.g.:
  • District Office Personnel - must be physically present to provide face-to-face customer service and support to employees/parents/patrons addressing student learning/safety and other concerns.
  • Educational Leaders - must be physically present to address student learning as well as safety/emergency situations; e.g. student altercations/fights, medical incidents, social and emotional support for students and employees, injured student/employee, upset parent, waterline break, power and/or phone outage, fire, lockdown, bomb threat, active shooter, carbon monoxide, shelter-in-place, hazardous materials, earthquake, and public health emergency.
  • Teachers - must be physically present to address student learning and supervision, provide social and emotional support, as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • Counselors - must be physically present to provide students social and emotional support as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • School Psychologists/Social Workers - must be physically present to provide student social and emotional support, complete required testing, as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • Administrative Assistants - must be physically present to address student, patron, educator, and supervisor needs/concerns as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • Para Educators - must be physically present to address student learning and supervision as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • Nurses - must be physically present to address ongoing student medical issues as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • Custodial - must be physically present to clean, sanitize, and maintain the facility.
  • Facilities Services - must be physically present to perform maintenance duties; e.g. electrical, HVAC, mowing, painting, plumbing.
  • Information Technology Services - must be physically present to perform maintenance duties; e.g. computer and network repair, ID Badge production, onsite customer service.
  • Nutrition - must be physically present to prepare and serve meals to students as well as clean and sanitize.
  • Transportation - must be physically present to transport students to and from schools as well as clean and sanitize.
Sources: Utah Health Department, coronavirus.utah.gov, cdc.gov

High-Risk Individuals are not precluded from working onsite; however, the employee should adhere to social distancing (ideally 6+ feet), wash hands often, and use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

High-Risk Individuals may work remotely, if possible for the position (see note below), with the recommendation of the supervisor, and approval by Human Resources.
 
NOTE: Most positions in the  school district cannot work remotely when schools are operational and/or students/employees are present, e.g.:
  • District Office Personnel - must be physically present to provide face-to-face customer service and support to employees/parents/patrons addressing student learning/safety and other concerns.
  • Educational Leaders - must be physically present to address student learning as well as safety/emergency situations; e.g. student altercations/fights, medical incidents, social and emotional support for students and employees, injured student/employee, upset parent, waterline break, power and/or phone outage, fire, lockdown, bomb threat, active shooter, carbon monoxide, shelter-in-place, hazardous materials, earthquake, and public health emergency.
  • Teachers - must be physically present to address student learning and supervision, provide social and emotional support, as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • Counselors - must be physically present to provide students social and emotional support as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • School Psychologists/Social Workers - must be physically present to provide student social and emotional support, complete required testing, as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • Administrative Assistants - must be physically present to address student, patron, educator, and supervisor needs/concerns as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • Para Educators - must be physically present to address student learning and supervision as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • Nurses - must be physically present to address ongoing student medical issues as well as address safety/emergency situations.
  • Custodial - must be physically present to clean, sanitize, and maintain the facility.
  • Facilities Services - must be physically present to perform maintenance duties; e.g. electrical, HVAC, mowing, painting, plumbing.
  • Information Technology Services - must be physically present to perform maintenance duties; e.g. computer and network repair, ID Badge production, onsite customer service.
  • Nutrition - must be physically present to prepare and serve meals to students as well as clean and sanitize.
  • Transportation - must be physically present to transport students to and from schools as well as clean and sanitize.

 

High-Risk Individuals who are required to work onsite will be provided, at the employee’s request and through their supervisor, PPE (e.g. a face covering, gloves, face shield, sneeze guards).  Further accommodations may be made by engaging in the ADA Interactive Process.

Employees use their leave according to policy or law.
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  • Benefit-eligible employees use sick/family sick leave according to TCSD leave policy 4014.
  • Leave without pay can be used for a limited amount of days.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave (paid sick leave granted by Federal Law for COVID-19 conditions) expired 12/31/20 and was not extended in legislation. FFCRA Leave is no longer applicable for use. 
Employees use their leave according to policy or law.
  • Benefit-eligible employees use sick/family sick leave according to TCSD leave policy 4014.
  • Leave without pay can be used for a limited amount of days. 
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave (paid sick leave granted by Federal Law for COVID-19 conditions) expired 12/31/20 and was not extended in legislation. FFCRA Leave is no longer applicable for use. 
Employees use their leave according to policy or law.
  • Benefit-eligible employees use sick/family sick leave according to TCSD leave policy 4014.
  • Leave without pay can be used for a limited amount of days. 
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave (paid sick leave granted by Federal Law for COVID-19 conditions) expired 12/31/20 and was not extended in legislation. FFCRA Leave is no longer applicable for use. 
Employees use their leave according to policy or law.
  • Benefit-eligible employees use sick/family sick leave according to TCSD leave policy 4014.
  • Leave without pay can be used for a limited amount of days. 
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave (paid sick leave granted by Federal Law for COVID-19 conditions) expired 12/31/20 and was not extended in legislation. FFCRA Leave is no longer applicable for use. 
Employees who are physically ill should NOT be at work! 
  • Benefit-eligible employees use sick/family sick leave according to TCSD leave policy 4014.
  • Leave without pay can be used for a limited amount of days. 
Employees use leave according to policy: 
  • Benefit-eligible employees use sick/family sick leave according to TCSD leave policy 4014.
Educators will want to visit the Teaching and Learning webpage. For information and tools about the 'TCSD Instructional Framework, go to https://www.tooeleschools.org/apps/pages/Framework'
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The primary goal is to preserve the teacher’s autonomy in setting up their classroom to fit their needs. Masks or face coverings in the classrooms are required, especially when 6-feet of social distancing is not possible. Desks will be spread apart as much as possible throughout the classroom. 
 
  • Teacher workstation,These items may include a desk, chair, computer, printer, document camera, and any other technology needs.
  • Student, desks/tables and chairs.
  • For elementary classrooms, a student intervention area; should only include furniture with hard surfaces that can be wiped down. All “soft” surface furniture and materials that do not facilitate easy cleaning should be removed from the classroom. These include items such as couches, beanbag chairs, pillows, etc.
  • Hard Surface Furniture, Bookshelves, crates, easels, filing cabinets, student computers on tables, and any other hard-surfaced instructional materials that need to be stored should line the walls around the perimeter to not take up floor space. The “perimeter” is defined by the distance from the widest single item touching the wall.
    • We recognize that there will be classroom specific items that may have to be included on this list, for example in Art, a CTE class, or Special Education classrooms. Any other additional items above and beyond this basic list must have prior Principal approval before being included back into the classroom.