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SUHSD Health & Safety Measures

Safety Measures 

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Safety Measures 

SUHSD has implemented the following measures and protocols to ensure the safety of our students and staff: 
  • Commonly shared resources will be limited
  • Reusable water bottles will be used instead of water fountains
  • The janitorial team and staff will frequently clean and sanitize commonly touched surfaces at each site, such as:
    • door handles, chairs, light switches, bathroom stalls, bathroom sinks and countertops, desks, and tables.
  • When is use, busses will be cleaned and sanitized after transporting students. Bus drivers will be equipped with personal protective gear, disinfecting wipes, and cleaning materials.
  • All water systems that have been out of use for a long period of time have been inspected to ensure that they are free of potential diseases and safe to use.
  • Increased access to sinks across campus for hand washing
  • Hand sanitizing stations installed throughout the inside and outside of buildings/campus.
  • Central air conditioning systems are set to bring in outside airflow to come into classrooms and shared spaces.
  • Windows will be opened to allow natural air from the outside to allow the cleaning and sanitizing products to air out prior to the arrival of students.
  • Inspections and repairs for air conditioning systems have taken place 
    • Air filters are replaced whenever necessary 
  • For sites where natural ventilation methods are not available or pose a threat to someone’s health, such as asthma, sites will use central air conditioning systems with filters that have a MERV 13 rating.
  • Sites must adapt systems to allow the maximum amount of outside air flow to come into classrooms and shared spaces. As an alternative, sites can also explore the option of installing portable, high-efficiency air cleaners.
  • All people on campus will stay at least 6 feet apart
  • One-way routes/signs/line markers in the hallways and on campus.  
  • Daily health screenings for staff and students who are non campus.
Ventilation Upgrades 

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Ventilation Upgrades 

The District has taken the following steps to meet ventilation safety measures for spaces as follows:
  • For unitary equipment – achieve 6 air changes per hour within the space or achieve 4 air changes per hour with enhanced filtration within the space or for buildings served by central systems that serve multiple classrooms target between 3-5 air changes per hour.
  • Implement Merv 13 filtration for recirculated air.
  • Increase outside air to 30% of the total ventilation air in all spaces, regardless of the air change rate.
  • Decrease CO2 setpoints to 350 ppm in HVAC systems where they exist.
  • Establish a 2-hour pre and post-occupancy purge with 100% outside air where possible.
  • Implement an air purge between classes.
  • Verify HVAC systems are operating as designed via maintenance and commissioning.
  • For restrooms, kitchens and locker rooms with 100% make-up ensure the exhaust systems are running.
School Site Ventilation Summary Reports
Supplies and Essential Protective Gear

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Supplies and Essential Protective Gear

The following items have been procured and distributed to all sites to meet health and safety standards and help support our return.
  • Gloves
  • Thermometers
  • Hairnets
  • Backpack Sprayers (Electrostatic Sprayers for Disinfectant)
  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • Face Coverings 
  • Disinfecting Wipes 
  • Disinfectant Spray Bottles
  • Student Partitions 
  • Countertop Partitions 
  • Air Purifiers 
  • Headsets (for students and teachers) 
  • Webcams  
  • Tripods
Cleaning and Disinfecting Products

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Cleaning and Disinfecting Products

SUHSD is using EPA approved products that are designed to combat COVID-19 to clean and sanitize classrooms and surfaces, as listed below:
Broad Spectrum Disinfectant – Multi-Surface Cleaner 
  • Disinfects and deodorizes by killing common germs and controlling their odors  
  • Antibacterial, Germicidal, and Fungicidal    
  • Cleans tough messes, removes food stains, removes bathroom dirt and stains and is tough on soap scum and  grease
  • Deodorizes and has a clean, fresh scent  
Peroxide Multi-Surface Cleaner and Disinfectant
  • Easily disinfects high-touch-points
  • Kills SARS-CoV-2 in 30 seconds
  • Kills Norovirus in 45 seconds
  • Hospital disinfection claims with 3-5 minute kill time

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Staff members will be trained to follow Cal/OSHA protocols for safe handling of cleaning and sanitizing products.