These times bring immense challenges, and those challenges are unique for each student, family, faculty member, school, community, and region. There is no ‘one size fits all’ strategy that works for every scenario in every location. Learning will be different. Campus will be different. There will be disruption. MCDS may need to close unexpectedly depending on local conditions and ordinances. No one knows with certainty what the fall will bring in terms of this pandemic.
Despite these challenges, the MCDS COVID Task Force focused on exposure and risk science to present a range of control strategies that will be used to guide the reopening of MCDS. When combined, the five risk reduction strategies listed below work together as part of a multi-layered plan to reduce exposure and limit transmission of COVID-19 at MCDS:
HEALTHY CLASSROOMS: Following safe practices in classrooms.
HEALTHY BUILDINGS: Breathing clean air in school buildings.
HEALTHY POLICIES: Building a culture of health, safety, and shared responsibility.
HEALTHY SCHEDULES: Moving between rooms and locations safely.