SCIS Health & Cleaning Guidelines
Last updated March 25, 2020
Ventilation Cleaning & Disinfecting:
In a continuation of our efforts to prepare our campuses for the eventual return of our faculty and students, we have contracted the services of a professional ventilation (HVAC) system maintenance company to provide a thorough disinfection protocol on all three campuses. Their service will clean all air filters and diffusers, while utilizing an industry-leading sterile sanitizer, throughout the system. In addition, they installed ultraviolet disinfection lamps for central air-conditioning systems and have tested that all systems are back online and operating.
This process of disinfecting the ventilation systems is in line with the government requirements and maintains our pledge to meet and exceed measures needed to support a healthy and safe campus. Please continue to review our community FAQ website to learn more about our efforts and to see pictures of the work underway.
Deep-cleaning & Disinfecting Protocols:
All classrooms and public areas across all campuses have been disinfected and deep cleaned or supplied with the following products:
- Hand Sanitizer Gel
- Disinfectant Spray
- Alcohol Sanitizer
- Dibromine Disinfection Tablets
- Trichloride Disinfection Tablets
- Foam Hand Wash for ECE students
- Gel Hand Wash for Lower and Upper School use
We have already prepared for an additional deep cleaning to take place prior to our return to campus.
Upon our return to campus, we will continue with our heightened protocols for disinfection that will include frequent and consistent disinfecting of common surfaces and spaces, such as handrails, doorknobs, tabletops, and restrooms.
Prior to the broad outbreak, SCIS already initiated the creation of an inventory reserve of necessities such as thermometers, hand sanitizer, masks, and disinfectant. We have already received the initial reserve amount but will work with vendors and authorities to continue supplementing reserves.
Emergency Response Plan:
SCIS has also worked with an outside provider to develop an emergency response plan. These will be in place to aid our efforts in early detection, isolation of potential causes, and the development of a reporting and communication system to ensure timely and transparent communication is occurring with families and, where necessary, proper authorities. Isolation areas have been identified should they be needed.
We understand that this period may prove stressful. We are working with our clinic provider (Sino-United Hospitals) to provide training not only to our campus nurses, but to our support administration and staff to ensure we have accurate and updated guidelines on prevention, control measures, and are best prepared to closely monitor the health of students and staff.
With that in mind, we provide the following personal care tips with the hope they may prove helpful:
Wash your hands for 20 seconds or more with soap and water when:
- You enter your home, classroom or place of employment.
- Before and after preparing food.
- After receiving a delivery.
- Touching public equipment such as doorknobs, handrails, etc.
Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
If wearing a mask, avoid touching the outside of your mask. Instead, please remove it by the strings and properly dispose of it.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle – a balanced diet, regular exercise, adequate rest and drink plenty of fluids.
Stay home if you’re not feeling well to reduce the spread of bacteria and viruses.
If you are experiencing symptoms of respiratory infection – such as a fever or cough, do wear a mask to prevent the spreading of germs through sneezing and coughing and contact your medical provider for guidance on the appropriate facility for you to seek treatment.
SCIS will continue to update and enact active measures to prevent the spread of this virus. As we receive or develop additional guidelines and directions, we will share them with our community. For now, we must ask that all community members continue to update the SCIS family travel survey . Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!