Craven County schools are installing new signs displaying health and safety protocols at all 25 schools as well as district offices.
All classes will be online the first nine weeks and whether in-person classes will be held will be determined closer to that time.
Meanwhile, these are reminders while at school and out in the community to wear masks, stay 6 feet apart, and wash your hands frequently.
As staff enters any school or district office they will have their temperature checked with an infrared thermometer and be asked a series of screening questions related to COVID 19 symptoms and signs.
The questions are:
HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED ANY OF THESE SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS:
• COUGH OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH
• SORE THROAT
• NEW LOSS OF TASTE OR SMELL
• DIARRHEA OR VOMITING
• HOUSEHOLD MEMBER WITH COVID-19
• HAVE YOU TRAVELED OUTSIDE OF NC IN THE PAST 14 DAYS
• CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WITH COVID-19
• IN THE LAST 3 DAYS HAVE YOU HAD A TEMPERATURE OVER 100 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT
If staff answers NO to any of the above and is fever free they will proceed into the building.
If staff answers YES to any of the above they will be sent home. The School Nurse or District Nurse will advise all employees who are sent home with COVID-19 symptoms BEFORE THEY ARE ABLE TO RETURN TO WORK.
The following minimum requirements must be met before returning to work if the employee has COVID-19 Symptoms:
1. At least 10 days must have passed since employee first had symptoms.
2. Fever-free for 72 hours without taking medicine for fever.
3. Other symptoms must be improved.
4. Documentation of a negative COVID 19 test result and fever-free for 24 hours without taking medicine for fever and felt well for 24 hours.
“Please know during these times of uncertainty, we continue to follow our protocols to help ensure a safe and healthy environment for our staff as they return to work,” the school district said in a news release.