Correct use of mask
•Wash your hands before putting on your mask
• Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
• Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
• CDC does not recommend use of masks or cloth masks for source control if they have an exhalation valve or vent
Social distancing of no less than 6 feet
• Social distancing, also called “physical distancing,” means keeping a safe space between yourself and other people who
are not from your household.
• To practice social or physical distancing, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people who are not from your
household in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
• Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
• Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers,
and under your nails.
• Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
• Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
• Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing;
• Use in the nearest waste receptacle to dispose of the tissue after use;
• Perform hand hygiene (e.g., hand washing with non-antimicrobial soap and water, alcohol-based hand rub, or antiseptic hand
wash) after having contact with respiratory secretions and contaminated objects/materials.
Cleaning and disinfection
Implement proper ventilation strategies as outlined in the DOH Guidance (page 10)
• Increase outdoor air ventilation, using caution in highly polluted areas
• When weather conditions allow, increase fresh outdoor air by opening windows and doors. Do not open windows and doors
if doing so poses a safety or health risk to children using the facility.
• Use fans to increase the effectiveness of open windows. Position fans securely and carefully in or near windows so as not to
induce potentially contaminated airflow directly from one person over another (strategic window fan placement in exhaust mode
can help draw fresh air into room via other open windows and doors without generating strong room air currents).
• Decrease occupancy in areas where outdoor ventilation cannot be increased.
• Ensure ventilation systems operate properly and provide acceptable indoor air quality for the current occupancy level for
• Increase total airflow supply to occupied spaces.
• Ensure restroom exhaust fans are functional and operating at full capacity when the school is occupied.
• Inspect and maintain local exhaust ventilation in areas such as restrooms, kitchens, cooking areas, etc.
• Use portable high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) fan/filtration systems to help enhance air cleaning (especially in higher risk
areas such as the health room and special education classrooms).