Employee Health and Safety

 
EMPLOYEE SAFETY PROTOCOLS
The safety of our employees, students, families, and visitors remain TLS's overriding priority. We monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for hygiene and cleaning, and we 
have accordingly increased frequency of cleaning, adjusted sanitizing protocols, added hand sanitizing stations, and adapted air filtration systems as we have prepared to be Healthy at TLS. 
 
CLEANING AND DISINFECTION PROTOCOLS
Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place on campus for high-risk/high-touch areas (door handles, light switches, handrails, interior doors, door push plates, common spaces). Increased cleaning will be performed in restrooms and in common areas. Hand sanitizer dispensers are located at the main entrance and exit points for buildings on campus. 

COMING TO CAMPUS
As COVID-19 evolves, The Lexington School continues to monitor the situation and to remain current on recommendations from national and state resources. We are committed as a school to do our part in the community to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to reduce the potential risk of exposure to our students, workforce, and visitors.
 
Each morning, employees will access a link to the campus entry questionnaire, which includes the questions listed below. This questionnaire must be completed on the employee’s internet-connected device (smartphone, tablet, computer, etc.) each day the employee seeks to access campus and answers will reset nightly. The questions are as follows:
Have you had a temperature of 100.4 or greater in the last 72 hours?
Have you had a fever, cough, or diarrhea in the last 48 hours?
Do you have shortness of breath?
Have you experienced any loss of smell or taste?
Have you been in close contact with anyone who is currently sick with COVID19? Close contact is defined as the same household or within 6' of an infected individual for 15 minutes or more.*
(READ CAREFULLY) My temperature has been checked before entering school and is below 100.4.
Have you traveled out of the State of Kentucky to any areas designated as COVID19 hot zones by Governor Beshear travel advisory? If yes, please contact HealthOffice@thelexingtonschool.org for further instructions about quarantine requirements.

If an employee has a temperature of 100.4°F or greater, the employee will be denied access to campus until cleared by the Health Center. See the TLS Health Center page for further detail. 

ADDITIONAL SAFETY PROTOCOLS
  • Face Masks While indoors, all students (grades 1-8), faculty, and staff are required to wear masks. We will be taking extra “mask” breaks during the school day. Outdoors, when socially distanced, masks may be removed. All employees must bring and wear a personal face mask while on campus; the school will have a limited supply available in case one is needed. 
  • Safe Social Distancing - If social distance cannot be outdoors, masks should be worn. Indoors, face masks should always be worn when interacting with another person (children in Kindergarten/M3 are exempt from this policy). 
  • Meetings -Where feasible, meetings should be held using online tools. When allowed, in-person meetings are limited to the restrictions of gathering sizes for space available, assuming individuals can still maintain six feet of separation for physical distancing requirements. Departments should rearrange chairs and tables in meeting rooms to support physical distancing practices between attendees. While on campus, employees are encouraged to communicate with colleagues as needed by email, phone, or other available technology.
The Lexington School provides an education of the highest quality in a structured, nurturing community. We instill integrity, a joyful pursuit of learning, and a strong work ethic.
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Lexington, KY 40504
Phone:
 859.278.0501
Fax:
 859.278.8604
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