FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Fayette County Schools have been working collaboratively with the Fayette County Health Department to set a plan for dealing with COVID-19 should it reach Fayette County area.
The plan is as followed:
- We will use the same precautions that we have used for the regular flu and other virus protection. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of desks, computer keyboards, doorknobs, water fountains and the frequently touched surfaces within the schools.
- Thorough hand washing for at least 20 seconds before meals, after using the restroom and whenever hands are visibly dirty.
- Educating students, and staff, to avoid touching hands, eyes and mouth.
- Cough etiquette. Always cover cough or sneeze, with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If tissues aren’t available, cough into the inside of the elbow.
- Hand sanitizer with 60%-90% alcohol, may be used when soap and water is not available.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick with flu-like symptoms. Those who display these symptoms should go home and remain home until all symptoms are gone for at least 24 hours.
- If a student or school employee is diagnosed with COVID-19, they must stay home for the recommended 14 day period that they are considered to be dangerous. The suspected case should be immediately reported to the school nurse or the Fayette County Board Office. The diagnosis will be confirmed with the FCHD.
- If there is a positive diagnosis parents will need to call the school. Parents will also have to provide documentation when the student is cleared to return.
- If a student or employee has a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 that school or office building will be closed for up to 14 days for a thorough cleaning. The cleaning process that will be used is the one recommended by the CDC. All extra-curricular activities for that school will be cancelled if a school is closed.