please say again what percentage of those with COVID have a fever as a symptom>?
What is considered "prolonged" contact?
What is your opinion? the state is recommending that for the start of the school year, teachers who have traveled be allowed to work if they traveled by private car, had no close contact with anyone with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 and wear a face covering at work for at least 14 days.
Shouldn't we also screen for people who have had had house guests from someplace other than New England within the past 14 days?
I had a question from a parent asking if we were going to have students change masks “every 20 minutes per CDC guidelines”. Is this necessary?
Can the DOE send this presentation to all of the superintendents?
We will post the recording of this meeting and the presentation on the DOE web site.
What is recommended for schools without central HVAC regarding airflow? Open windows? Portable AC units, HEPA filters? I am seeing a lot of different information out there.
How long do you recommend we keep schools closed after a positive case is reported?
What about families that travel for work? Parents are pilots or flight attendants or ER doctor/nurse working directly with COVID patients or under investigation of COVID? Are they allowed to come to school? How do private schools accept their enrollment?
Is there any recommendation of water fountain use in schools? Also, is there any recommendation for discontinuing use of air hand dryers in bathrooms? Thank you.
Angela, can you please post the link where this will be found after posting. There is just so much on the website now.
I don't think the idea of 'exceptions' to the quarantine is a good idea...
My two cents
This guidance on teachers traveling would be very difficult to explain to parents who would not have the same flexibility for their students? Frankly, this feels more like a rule of convenience than anything based in science.
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If a student is sent home w/symptoms does the class need to stay out and do families need to be notified?
will you post-share the power point?
I will post the presentation and the recording on the DOE web site. We will let you know where it is posted.
If we have a student with mild symptoms and we send them home should we still expect them to be out for 10 days?
Have you expressed your view recommending against physical and close contact sports to the NHIAA?
It's been very problematic for us - we've taken a hard line based on your recommendations about contact sports and it has not gone over well.
If students are seated at a table that does not allow for 3 feet of social distancing but there is a plexiglass barrier between them, does that layer of protection allow us to have, say, 3 children at a table?
Can you post a link to the slide show?
will we be contacted by DHHS for any positive case? what will that timeline look like and what would our role be in contact tracing?
please post slideshow link.
If anyone who’s been within 6 feet for more than 10 non-consecutive minutes is considered a risk, then how can we not exclude siblings?
Should our students be wearing masks when they are learning or playing outside?
please post the slide show.
Do you recommend that all teachers be COVID tested before they begin to interact with students?
What about Fans?
yes - what about fans in classrooms?
Meaning fans situated near windows to bring in more outside air.
Who and how do we notify if/when we have positive test cases in ou school communities?
Just for clarity, your recommendation would be that we should not be playing high school football this fall . . . is that correct?
NHIAA thinks everyone should play
Is there guidance regarding carpet, no carpet?
Where can our COVID "contact person" access training?
is there a number or email specifically we use to contact you?
Is there a metric that would help us in deciding whether to pivot from one model to another?
603-271-4496 Bureau of Infectious Disease Control. We are available 24/7
Thank you, this is hugely helpful.
Thank you very much.
Thank you for providing this update!
Thank you all