NC Department of Health & Human Services Requirements
Teach and reinforce handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and/or the safe use of hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol by staff and older children.
Allow time between classroom activities for proper cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces Limit sharing of personal items and supplies in the classroom such as writing utensils.
Keep students' personal items separate and in individually labeled cubbies, containers, or lockers.
Limit use of classroom material to small groups and disinfect between uses or provide adequate supplies to assign for individual student use.
OCS preparations include:
Arrange seating/desks to allow for physical distancing. NCDHHS recommends at least 6 feet apart when feasible.
Assign seating to help track virus spread if a student/staff tests positive for COVID-19.
Turn desks to face the same direction (rather than facing each other), or have students sit on only one side of tables, spaced apart.
Install physical barriers, such as sneeze guards and partitions, particularly in areas where it is difficult for individuals to remain at least six feet apart (i.e., reception desks).
Provide physical guides, such as tape on floors or sidewalks and signs on walls, to ensure that staff and children remain at least 6 feet apart in lines and at other times (i.e., guides for creating “one-way routes” in hallways).