How Can People Protect Themselves

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How Can People Protect Themselves
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The best way to prevent the spread of illness, including: seasonal flu, novel coronavirus and other respiratory illness is to practice everyday illness prevention steps:
  • Washing hands with soap and water.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying home if you are sick, especially from work, school and public places.
  • Following guidance from public health officials. 
Facial Coverings are Requirements

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Facial Coverings are Requirements
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An acceptable face covering includes cloth face coverings and surgical masks. A face covering must be worn when on campus.

Wearing a face covering prevents a person from spreading respiratory droplets while talking, singing, breathing or coughing. Facial coverings primarily protect other people in case the wearer is asymptomatic or unknowingly infected with COVID-19.

All CUSD staff and students are required to wear a facial covering while indoors on a school campus. If a student or staff member is unable to wear a facial covering due to medical reasons, the medical exemption issued by a Licensed Health Care Practitioner must be on file in the school office.
 
Facial coverings should be worn at all times including:
  • While on any school site or district facility
  • While on the school bus
  • While engaged in work and interacting in person with another person (if students are present and for those unvaccinated)
  • While working in any space visited by multiple people (if students are present and for those unvaccinated)
Acceptable forms of facial coverings include:
  • Cloth facial coverings (with two or more layers)
  • Disposable surgical masks
  • Facial shields WITH a drape
Facial coverings NOT allowed on campus include:
  • Bandanas 
  • Masks with exhalation valves or vents
 
Wear Your Facial Covering Properly

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Wear your Mask Correctly
  • Wash your hands before putting on your mask
  • Put it over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin
  • Try to fit it snugly against the sides of your face
  • Make sure you can breathe easily
 
Student wearing a facial covering