The LVMS is implementing the following new safety measures in response to COVID-19 to ensure safety for our students and staff.
WE ARE STAYING SAFE
We require all persons that enter our building to wear a face covering.
We require all persons to undergo a temperature check before entrance.
Students are regularly washing hands at school for at least 20 seconds with soap.
Classrooms and materials are being sanitized regularly throughout the day with bleach.
We are observing social distancing of children through using assigned seats.
We encourage the children to do work individually and limit the sharing of toys/materials.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What safety measures do you have in place for COVID-19?
All persons who enter the building will be required to wear a face covering. Students enrolled in our school age program are required to wear a face covering.
All persons who enter the building will be temperature checked upon entry.
We will perform contactless drop-off/pick-up by using the carpool lane
All students will undergo a daily health check and answer a questionnaire to disclose experiencing any known COVID symptoms.
We will limit the amount of visitors in the building during our peak hours of 8 AM - 5 PM, unless an appointment has been scheduled.
What will it look like in the classrooms?
We are implementing social distancing in the classrooms when feasible.
Students will be given assigned seating, spaced out in individual desks and/or large tables.
Students will be encouraged to do individual work and limit sharing of materials.
Students will pack their own snacks and eat at their individual desks.
Students are encouraged to bring their own pencil boxes and materials to further minimize the sharing of materials.
What if there is a known or suspected case of COVID-19 in the school?
The Loudoun Health Department will be notified immediately.
If the case in within one group or classroom, anyone within “close contact” (being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes) or having exposure to the person’s respiratory secretions, should be quarantined at home for 10 days after their last exposure to the ill individual.
If known or suspected cases occur in multiple groups or classrooms, the Loudoun Health Department will gather more information to assess the situation, and make a recommendation on whether the operations within the facility need to be suspended (the recommended time frame is 10 days).
What is the isolation protocol for a positive COVID-19 case in the school?
Any ill person must stay home for a minimum of 10 days and until the following criteria are met:
No fever for at least 1 day (that is 24 hours of no fever without the use of medicine that reduces fevers), AND
Other symptoms have improved AND
At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared