|Junior School |
Middle School &
|Students JK to Grade 5 will not wear masks or shields except when riding on the bus. If the regulations change, students (K to 5) will have a GNS ball cap with a face shield attached as well as a mask to be worn on-site if required. Students in K to Grade 2 will have their PPE cleaned for them. Students in Grades 3 to 5 will be taught to clean their shields and will be required to clean them at least once per day. JK students will not be expected to wear masks or shields at any time. Faculty will be provided with masks and will wear them when interacting outside of Learning Groups when distancing cannot be maintained.|
Members of the GNS community on the Pemberton Woods Campus are expected to wear masks during transition times (bus transport, between classes, through public or common areas) and whenever physical distancing with those outside of one’s own cohort cannot be maintained. As well, we ask that all Middle and Senior students and all staff arrive at school each day wearing masks.
Masks can be taken off during classroom desk work and outside activities when in Learning Groups and/or whenever physical distancing can be maintained.
If a staff member is attached to a specific Learning Group, it is optional for that staff member to maintain physical distance or wear a mask/face shield within that Learning Group. Physical contact should be avoided.
Students are expected to bring their own masks from home and GNS will have a supply in the event they are required.
Faculty will be provided with masks and will wear them when interacting outside of Learning Groups when distancing cannot be maintained.
|Task||PPE to be Worn|
|When caring for a sick child||Gown, mask, gloves and face shield|
|When administering first aid||Gown, mask, gloves and face shield|
|When a staff member is assisting a young child who has soiled themselves||Gloves and gown|
|When a student or staff member exhibits symptoms (prior to going home).||Mask|
|When handling contaminated objects/materials (i.e., garbage, waste, soiled laundry).||Gloves|
|When custodial staff are cleaning classrooms and/or bathrooms when no students are present.||Gloves|
|When custodial staff are cleaning classrooms and bathrooms when students are present.||Gloves and mask|
|When custodial staff are required to clean up biohazard spills (vomit, blood, urine, etc.) or conduct decontamination cleaning.||Gloves, gown and mask|
|When Students Should Perform Hand Hygiene||When Staff Should Perform Hand Hygiene|