COVID-19 FAQs for Staff Distributing Materials

 

  1. How should staff protect their health from COVID-19?
    1. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.
    2. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
      • Keep distance between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet).
    3. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
      • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

  2. What personal hygiene actions should I take?
    1. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    2. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
    3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  3. What are the signs or symptoms of COVID-19?
    1. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure:
      1. Fever
      2. Cough
      3. Shortness of breath

  4. How often should surfaces be cleaned?
    1. Clean surfaces that are frequently touched by the public or wear latex gloves disinfecting them often with a proper disinfectant. Remember not to touch your mouth, nose, eyes or ears, and remove the gloves and wash your hands prior to using the bathrooms.
    2. Upon completion of each shift or at the end of the day, the work area and surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected by building services staff.

  5. What are the best and most effective strategies for social distancing when handing out instructional materials?
    1. Allow yourself six (6) feet of space from others.
    2. Wave instead of shaking hands.
    3. Even when seeing your students, remember to not come closer than six (6) feet to the vehicles or persons walking up.
    4. Do not accept food, cards, gifts or other personal items from parents or students.
    5. Avoid coming in contact with persons showing symptoms; step back increasing your distance to 10 feet.
    6. Avoid congregating with other staff you are working with and avoid direct contact in large public venues.
    7. Properly dispose of anything that comes in contact with your mouth, nose or eyes.

  6. What should I do if I suspect that a parent, student, or other person is ill or showing signs or symptoms or has direct contact with an infected person?
    1. Immediately alert the site administrator of your concern, maintaining extended social distancing.
    2. If a person is coughing or hacking, ask them to properly cover their mouth. If in a vehicle, ask them to roll up the window to help protect you and others.
    3. Immediately go the nearest hand sink, wash your hands, then wash your face and any other open skin. Remembering not to touch clothing or any other materials until after you have washed. Use a hand sanitizer after washing.
    4. When returning home remove clothing, and properly launder prior to contacting other family members or touching other personal items

  7. Should I wear a face mask to protect myself?
    1. Although not required or considered clinically necessary by public health authorities, you may wear your own equipment (masks, gloves, etc.) without CCPS approval. But if you feel you have been around others that have possibly been infected, the wearing of a simple surgical mask can limit your spreading of the virus.

  8. What should I do if I am at higher risk or living with a person who is at higher risk?
    1. Employees who, because of the current COVID-19 situation, are seeking work-related accommodations due to being at higher risk for severe illness or because they care for family members who are at higher risk for severe illness, should notify their supervisor and the Office of Human Resources.

  9. What should I do if I have a concern for mine and my family’s health and wellbeing?
    1. Normal leave procedures are applicable for employees who are scheduled to work, but are not able to, for various reasons. Employees requesting workplace accommodations due to an underlying disability should contact the Office of Human Resources:
      • Nikial Majors, Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
      • Shirlene Ogburn, ADA/Accommodations, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
      • Jeremy Campbell, Elementary HR Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
      • Brian Johnson, Middle Schools HR Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
      • Kevin Howard, High School HR Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  10. How long can COVID-19 last on surfaces?
    1. The answer is ever changing with as little as one day to as many as 17 days depending on which organization is answering.
    2. The standard time is 10 days, but it also depends on the type of surface, the temperature, the humidity and ultraviolet rays.
    3. The best answer is when in doubt, assume it’s on the surface and disinfect the contact surface and any skin that comes in contact of the surface.
    4. Remember when in doubt, wash it off and disinfect.

  11. Who should I call if I have another question not listed here?
    1. Contact the Office of Human Resources as follows:
      Nikial Majors, Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Shirlene Ogburn, ADA/Accommodations, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Jeremy Campbell, Elementary HR Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Brian Johnson, Middle Schools HR Specialist, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
      Kevin Howard, High School HR Specialists, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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