Students are recommended to wear a face covering.
When returning to campus, schools should welcome students and staff back in strategic phases.
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All visitors and students should also keep a minimum of 6 feet apart while on campus.
All employees should also undergo daily health assessments, which include taking their temperature and monitoring for a fever, coughing or trouble breathing.
Campuses should use the most recent and evidence-based approaches to contact tracing, coronavirus testing and public health interventions, according to the guidelines.
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As a recommended best practice, schools should create a team focused on monitoring infection reporting and evaluating special accommodations. Schools should consider using a mass communication system to promote health precautions, update on classroom and facility closures and notify people of heightened risks.
The guidelines recommend that colleges close non-essential buildings and common areas to keep cleaning efforts on areas used the most by students and staff.
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Schools should consider staggering class start and end times to make sure there’s enough time for cleaning between classes and to limit foot traffic in hallways and elevators.