NORTHEAST TENNESSEE SCHOOL SYSTEMS

SCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES RETURN TO ACTION PLAN

iv. COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION

• Each student and family/guardian will be notified of the return to activities plan

• Methods will vary with system – email, schoolcast, etc.

• Each student must have a parent/guardian sign and turn in the COVID-19 consent to participate form

• Form includes health, travel, and personal COVID-19 contact questions

• Each instructor must sign a participation waiver

• Release return to action plan to media and share on social media

• Keep the plan available for review by the community

• Methods will vary with system

v. SYMPTOM ASSESSMENTS

• All students and instructors will have their temperature taken each day

• Procedure for thermometer use will be determined by each system

• Any student or instructor with a fever of 100 degrees or greater will return home immediately – students unable to leave immediately will be kept separate from the group

• The student or instructor must be temperature free for 3 days before return to workouts

• A return to activities verification form must be completed by the parent/guardian – form includes daily temperature readings and the daily symptom questionnaire

• Students and instructors must have pre-activity basic symptom evaluation each day of attendance – evaluation will be logged for each student/instructor each day

• Do you have an unexplained cough?

• Do you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?

• Have you been out of the county in the last 14 days? If yes, when and where?

• Have you been around anyone who has had COVID-19?

• Have you had COVID-19?

vi. COVID-19 EXPOSURE PROTOCOL

• The student/instructor will not attend activities for 2 weeks after the last contact with the affected individual

• The student/instructor must have been symptom free for the entirety of the 2 weeks

• If the student/instructor develops symptoms, then the individual will follow the guidelines for a student/instructor that has been infected

vii. COVID-19 INFECTION W/ SYMPTOMS

• Symptom-based strategy

• Persons with COVID-19 who have symptoms and were directed to care for themselves at home may discontinue isolation under the following conditions:

• At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery defined as resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and improvement in respiratory symptoms (e.g., cough, shortness of breath); and,

• At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html

viii. COVID-19 ASYMPTOMATIC INFECTION

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/disposition-in-home-patients.html

ix. RECORD KEEPING

• Daily attendance and daily symptom assessments for students and instructors will be maintained on a standard form

• Records will be kept according to activity group

• Instructors will turn in an activities plan to the school appointed director for approval

x. STUDENT/INSTRUCTOR MANAGEMENT

• Only school personnel and students will be allowed in facilities – no spectators

• Each activity group will consist of a maximum of 10 people

• In most cases this will be 9 students and 1 instructor

• Members of the activity group will remain the same each day to aid in contact tracing (if necessary)

• Social distancing of at least 6 feet will be maintained at all times

• No physical contact of any kind among activity participants

• Activity times could be staggered as needed to prevent mixing of groups before and after activities

• Students must arrive to activities dressed – no changing facilities will be provided

• Some activities may require mask

• The instructors will notify students of these activities

xi. FACILITY MANAGEMENT

• Only school personnel and students will be allowed in facilities – no spectators

• Activity groups will be separated with sufficient buffer zones between groups if in the same areas

• No locker rooms will be available

• Activity groups should be assigned specific parking areas if possible

• Parking lots will be monitored to ensure no gathering of students

• A restroom plan will be in place limiting the number of students in the restroom at one time

• Indoor facilities that have been used will be cleaned and sanitized between group sessions

xii. EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT

• Students will not share unsanitized equipment

• School equipment will be sanitized before use by different athletes

• Students will only use equipment that can be used safely without aid (

• Students will bring their own water bottles or will obtain a disposable bottle of water from their instructor

• Water bottles left after activities will be disposed of