In Cumberland County classrooms, small groups will help with contact tracing
As parents, students and teachers prepare for a new school year, there's still some level of anxiety over health and safety. Dr. Jennifer Green, the Cumberland County Health Director, shared some insights on the precautions classrooms will take in Cumberland County schools.Posted — Updated
Many of the specifics are still being ironed out for the on-campus learning part of Plan B. The clock is ticking to work out the issues. The first day of school, August 17, is just about one month away.
Dr. Jennifer Green, the Cumberland County Health Director, shared some insights on the precautions classrooms will take in Cumberland County schools.
- Masks are required for students, teachers and staff
- Social distancing will be practiced
- Temperatures will be taken when students arrive on campus or before they enter the school bus on the way to school
One major concern centers around young students, who may be asymptomatic, possibly passing the virus on to teachers and staff, who may be more susceptible to becoming gravely ill if exposed.
Dr. Green said schools intend to limit exposure to multiple teachers by limiting class changes.
“So one of the things that is recommended in the plan is to limit the switching of classes. We want to keep people together, so that you’re with one teacher at a time," she said.
At that point, a student will be immediately isolated and not allowed to return to school for 10-14 days.
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