FAYETTE COUNTY: What students and parents need to know about back to school policies

Fayette County Schools has released it updated guidance for students and staff returning to school this fall. The district’s first day of school is Aug. 2.

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Here are the latest protocols for Fayette County’s 2021-2022 school year:

MASKS

  • Face coverings highly recommended for unvaccinated persons

HEALTH AND HYGIENE

  • Maintain seating charts for contact tracing for positive cases
  • Quarantines based on Georgia Department of Public Health guidance
  • Hygiene breaks encouraged throughout the day
  • Quarterly electrostatic sanitation for entire school system

CAFETERIA PROCEDURES

  • Full capacity or limited capacity based on school facilities
  • Maintain process for contact tracing of positive cases
  • Visitors scheduled at the discretion of the administrator

RECESS/TRAVEL/FIELD TRIPS

  • Play grounds open
  • Field trips subject to approval protocols

FACILITIES AND ROUTINES

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures will continue
  • Quarterly electrostatic sanitation for entire school system
  • Locker/book bag usage determined by schools

VISITORS

  • Classroom volunteers must be scheduled
  • Location of visitors will be tracked for contact tracing purposes
  • Health screening questions will remain in place

INSTRUCTION

  • Sharing of instructional materials allowed for all classes
  • Media centers open

BUS TRANSPORTATION

  • Enhanced cleaning will continue
  • Face coverings required due to federal mandate

QUARANTINED STUDENTS & STAFF

  • Quarantined students will participate in concurrent learning
  • Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines will be followed for students and staff

PUBLIC EVENTS

  • No seating capacity limitations
  • Live streaming of events recommended
  • Face coverings highly recommended for unvaccinated persons

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