• Reopening 2020 - Health and Wellness Banner

    The Christina School District values the health and wellness of its entire community.  A healthy Christina community is critical to effective learning.  The following protocols are meant to maintain the health and wellness of all of our stakeholders in the Christina community while schools are open.  The Christina School District will utilize the following guidance to minimize the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the safety of our students, staff, and families. 

    Overarching Guidance

    • The Christina School District will follow all COVID-19 guidelines as required by the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE), Governor’s Office, Delaware Public Health (DPH) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). 

    • The Christina School District will follow the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  

    • A Crisis Response Team will be established at each school site with oversight provided by the District to address COVID response. 

    • All employees will be required to complete the COVID Staff Safety Presentation.

    All of the listed protocols are designed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. For additional information, please contact co-chairs; Dean Ivory and/or Dana Crumlish

Morning Safety Protocols

    • Staff and families must perform the DPH Health Assessment each morning. If you are feeling ill, have a fever, or are experiencing symptoms such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell you are directed to stay at home and contact their primary care provider. 

    • Employees should inform their supervisor immediately if they or a member of their family are experiencing symptoms.   

      • Employees who self identify as high risk or who will be out for an extended period time, must contact Human Resources. 


Daily Safety Protocols

  • The list below highlights some of the daily protocols to ensure the Health and Wellness of our school communities.  This list is not all inclusive.  School teams will utilize the COVID Readiness Assessment Tool to ensure all protocols and training are in place to ensure a safe reopening of our schools. 

    • Require students in grades PreK-12 and all staff to utilize face coverings as directed by the Governor’s Office, DPH, and the DDOE.  Professional staff will be provided face shields to wear during the school day.  Face coverings will be required on buses and while in school. (This change was necessary for bus capacity - masking 23 students v. non masking 12 students). Please note, the only time students should remove their face mask is during meals.  Students are encouraged to hydrate often. To do so, students should pull their mask down, take a drink, and return their mask over their mouth and nose.

    • Maintain recommended distance of 6 feet or greater between individuals with a minimum of 3 feet required with face coverings. 

    • Reconfigure learning spaces to allow for a minimum of 3 feet social distancing, with face coverings, in classrooms as recommended by the World Health Organization.  All desks must be facing the same direction.  If tables are utilized, a minimum of 3 feet social distancing, with face covering,  is still required.     

    • Wash hands and/or utilize hand sanitizer frequently and/or after each activity.  Hand sanitizer stations will be positioned throughout the building and in classrooms, when soap and water is not available.  

    • To maintain social distancing standards and minimize exposure, schools will minimize visitors to appointments only.  

    • High touch points will be sanitized multiple times, between 15 minutes to 2 hours, using EPA-approved cleaning and disinfecting solutions.   

    • Classrooms, offices, and work spaces will be provided tissues, sanitizing wipes, additional face coverings, gloves, and hand sanitizer. 

    • Schools will develop effective student movement patterns to maintain social distancing during arrival, transition, and departure.

    • All off-site field trips are discontinued. 

    • Cafeterias and auditoriums must maintain 6 feet social distancing guidelines. 

    • The school nurse will be the COVID point of contact for each building.