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KDHE Recommendations as we return from Spring Break
KDHE Recommendations as we return from Spring Break
Lacey Holloway
Saturday, March 14, 2020

KDHE new guidance for school operations as students return from spring break. 

This guidance includes the following:

  • Thresholds for events and school attendance
    • Current guidance is to allow gatherings of up to 100 people. Gatherings of more than 100 people should be avoided.
    •  Interactions with others where a 6-foot perimeter between individuals is not maintained should last no longer than 10 minutes.
    • Classroom sizes should be limited based on the size of the classroom and the ability to provide 6-foot spacing between each person in the room. 
    • Cafeterias should limit the number of individuals being served based on the ability to provide 6-foot spacing between each person.
  • Things that schools can and should be doing:
    • Create creative ways to encourage student/staff hygiene throughout the school day.
    • Schedule regular hand washing breaks.
    • Supply every room with hand sanitizer.
    • Anyone with an active cough should be sent home.
    • Wipe down surfaces between class changes – or engage students to help before being released.

KDHE also shared this morning that they will be providing very clear guidance to all public health departments on what would trigger a shutdown to ensure all departments are operating consistently.