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COVID-19 Operations Plan
Current Operating Status
Greensboro Day School is currently operating in the BLUE plan of our COVID-19 Operations Plan, and Level Two of the Pandemic Levels of Response. Please refer to our Operations Plan for more details
Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Learning
The following priorities guide campus re-entry and operations plan:
Health and safety of our students and employees
Minimized disruptions, reassurance, and peace of mind for our parents and families
Greensboro Day School crafted a thoughtful, comprehensive, and mission-aligned operations plan for delivering the best academic experience in the safest way under the current pandemic conditions. Read more about our detailed plan on this webpage.
The GDS health support team includes two full-time Registered Nurses, several part-time nurses, and two full-time athletic trainers. All student physicals, immunization records, and other health and safety forms will be collected and stored electronically using the Magnus Health secure platform. Leave your paper at home!
The health center now includes a well-space and a sick-space. The team maintains regular communication with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and other regional, national, and international networks.
Health center staff will follow CDC guidelines for personal protective equipment (PPE). Health center nurses have masks, gloves, and gowns readily available. Face shields are optional and may compliment face masks. The GDS Health Center will follow reporting and communication guidelines and requirements by the NCDHHS when a GDS community member has been exposed or diagnosed with COVID-19.
Additional COVID-19 Protocol duties include:
Processing daily and required COVID Screening Forms for all on-campus community members
Managing the daily temperature screening process for all employees, students, and visitors to campus
Exposure to COVID-19 within the last two weeks but presents no symptoms: Distance Learning at home for 14 days
Employees or students that self-report exposure to COVID-19, self-report diagnosis of COVID-19, or present at least one of the following COVID-19 symptoms (fever, chills, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing, new cough, a new loss of taste or smell) will be asked to leave campus immediately
Students will wait in the observation area of the Health Center until a parent arrives.
The school nurse will notify the health department and follow health department guidelines for communicating and cleaning and disinfecting the areas exposed.
COVID-19 Diagnosis: Distance Learning at home for ten days since the first positive COVID-19 test
At least one symptom (fever, chills, breathing difficulty, new cough, a new loss of taste/smell): Distance Learning at home until ten days since the first symptom; no fever three consecutive days without fever meds; three days of symptom improvement
If you have questions about the School’s health procedures or policies? Email or call Linda Register, RN, Director of Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.288.8590.
GDS continues to be vigilant about the cleanliness and disinfection of our entire campus. We will follow all CDC guidelines and use EPA-approved disinfectants with regards to cleaning protocol, process, and chemicals used.
Hand sanitizer stations have been placed throughout campus in classrooms, receptionist desks, and other high-traffic areas
Employees and students are expected to use hand sanitizer each time they enter and leave a room or office
The indoor and outdoor campus will be cleaned and disinfected daily
Custodians, staff, and teachers will clean high volume spaces and equipment daily
Global Plasma Solutions air filtration system (used by airlines and hospitals) that utilizes Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization
Community members will be required to stay home when:
Students or employees who travel to a destination under a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Advisory
Exposure to COVID-19 within the last two weeks but presents no symptoms: Distance Learning at home for 14 days (10 school days)
COVID-19 Diagnosis: Distance Learning at home for ten days since the first positive COVID-19 test. • 10 days since first symptom • No fever three consecutive days without fever meds • Three days of symptom improvement
Presents at least one symptom of fever, chills, breathing difficulty, new cough, a new loss of taste/ smell: Distance Learning at home until- • 10 days since first symptom • No fever three consecutive days without fever meds • Three days of symptom improvement
In the case of GDS Community Spread, Greensboro Day School will communicate with the GCDHHS to monitor cases within our community. We will follow all GCDHHS instructions and guidance for directed quarantine and distance learning.
Greensboro Day School is a member of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA) and to ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes, we will follow CDC, NCDHHS, GCHD, and NCISAA guidelines.
Greensboro Day School has published our Return to Play Plan and COVID-19 Procedures on our athletics webpage.
To ensure the health and safety of our student-athletes, we will follow CDC, NCDHHS, and NCISAA guidelines regarding limiting physical contact with other players, no shared water bottles or equipment, no handshakes after games, and meets. We will continue to analyze the information as it is available and follow all necessary protocols.
*All dates are subject to change. All schedule-related questions should be directed to Freddy Johnson, Athletic Director at email@example.com.
For the health and wellbeing of our community, we ask that our families, faculty, and staff please let us know if you plan to travel to a CDC Level 3 Health Advisory destination. The Director of Health Services will view the data to inform us of necessary protocols for campus re-entry, if applicable. Thank you in advance for supporting the health of our children, faculty, and staff and for your commitment to our community.
In many ways, campus life will look and feel the same. For health and safety reasons, there will be ways that experience on campus will change, and these changes will be updated as CDC guidelines for safe schools evolve.