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Facilities and Operations

Guidelines for HCS Facilities Usage ~ Fall 2021

Amidst the contextualization of COVID-19, school districts across New York State have stringent Covid related safety guidelines in all settings to ensure continuity of instruction and operations. That said, HCS invites groups to make requests for safe access and enjoyment of our beautiful facilities.

HCS Reopening Plan Provisions:

  • Approval for facilities usage encompasses district expectation that any organization must abide by all health and safety protocols in place by the district. See below.
  • Visitors must follow all health and safety protocols in place by the district.
  • Administrators and/or the Board of Education may make a case-specific determination based on varying factors including but not limited to community transmission.  The location of the facility use will be a key factor, with increased access more likely for outdoor areas.  
 

Health and Safety Protocols Include:

  • Universal masking is required for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors in all indoor settings on the HCS campus, regardless of vaccination status and community transmission level.
  • Universal masking is required for all indoor school events and athletics.
  • Masking is required on all school provided transportation.
  • Physical distancing of three feet between individuals will be maintained in all indoor settings on campus, as practicable. 
  • Faculty, staff, students and visitors should practice handwashing and respiratory etiquette (covering coughs and sneezes) to keep from getting and spreading infectious illnesses including COVID-19. 
  • Individuals must stay home if they are displaying any signs or symptoms of infectious illness. Arrival at school or on school grounds serves as attestation that the individual does not have any symptoms of COVID-19 (or other communicable disease) and that they have not been exposed or aware of having been exposed to anyone with COVID-19.
  • HCS will continue to collaborate with state and local health departments, to the extent allowable by privacy laws and other applicable laws, to confidentially provide information about people diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19.