District Task Force creates COVID-19 school safety protocols

Carrollton, Ky. - June 9, 2020 - The Carroll County School District has created a COVID-19 Re-Entry Task Force, which has created a series of safety protocols that will be implemented before students return to school this fall. 


“We are doing everything we can to ensure that our schools are ready for students this fall,” said Mark Willhoite, chief operations officer and director of pupil personnel. “I appreciate the time and input of everyone on the Task Force. I want to emphasize that this is just a snapshot of the precautions we are taking to maximize the safety of students and staff during this pandemic. As circumstances change, our Task Force will meet and adjust our protocols and procedures accordingly.” 


The following safety protocols will be in place for students and staff when school begins in the fall:


- Cloth masks for all students and staff will be provided.

- Hand sanitizer stations will be set up in various locations in each school.

- All students and staff will receive a temperature check upon entry of their school building.

- Students and staff will practice social distancing when possible.

- Licensed nurses will be in each school.

- Students will receive regular reinforcement and teaching on the importance of hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

- Students and staff will be encouraged to wash their hands multiple times during the day.

- Signs and messages will be posted in various locations in each building to remind students to practice proper hygiene.

- Facilities and buses will be on an enhanced cleaning and disinfecting routine.

- The HVAC ventilation system will be on an enhanced maintenance routine. 

- Windows will be open when weather permits.

- Drinking fountains will be on an enhanced cleaning routine.
“We appreciate everyone’s patience and support as we work through this pandemic together,” Willhoite said. “We look forward to seeing our students this fall, and we hope everyone enjoys the summer.”

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