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Procedures to Ensure Frequent Hand Washing

All students and staff must engage in frequent handwashing, including upon arrival, after recess, before and after meals, after bathroom use, after coughing or sneezing, and before dismissal. We understand that hand washing will have an impact on time available for teaching and learning during the school day.

APS has purchased additional hand sanitizing stations.  Although handwashing is highly encouraged, hand sanitizing stations will be provided as an extra safety measure. Custodial staff will ensure that soap dispensers and disposable towels are stocked, and that supplemental hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.

Signage will be posted in schools with reminders that appropriate public health practices call for individuals to use soap and water to wash all surfaces or their hands for at least 20 seconds, wait for visible lather, rinse thoroughly, and dry with an individual disposable towel.

Nurse Carr and Nurse Mac will consistently provide training tutorials regarding proper handwashing techniques. Teachers will be required to share the handwashing video daily.