Reopening Plan

6. GYM CLASS

  • Students will be required to wash or sanitize their hands before and after physical education classes or physical activities.  If students are wearing masks, hand washing or sanitizing will occur before and after masks are removed and put on.
  • All physical activities will be held outdoors whenever possible.
  • The wearing of masks will be encouraged if activities occur outdoors.
  • If outdoors without masks, these activities can occur with 10 feet of distance between individuals.
  • If outdoors with masks required, these activities can occur with 6 feet of distance between individuals.
  • No physical education classes will have activities with close physical contact.
  • No gym classes or physical activities will occur indoors without a mask.
  • If indoors, with masks required, these activities can occur with 6 feet of distance between individuals.
  • Physical education classes will prioritize activities that do not require shared equipment.
  • However, if gym class or physical activities occur that require sharing of equipment, students will be required to wash or sanitize their hands before and after using equipment.
  • When sharing equipment, students must wear masks and 3 feet is the minimum distance permitted between students.
  • Masks must cover the nose and mouth and be on at all times if students are less than 6 feet apart or using shared equipment.
  • Any shared equipment will be wiped down before and after each use (two wipe-downs between each student’s use) using an EPA approved disinfectant.
  • In classes where students will wipe down their own equipment, teachers will demonstrate the proper procedure, reinforce the importance of this practice, and supervise cleaning to ensure it is done correctly.
  • Signage will be posted in all areas with shared equipment reminding students to wipe it down/clean it before and after use.
  • Shared equipment will be disinfected at least daily as part of the building cleaning schedules.  Frequently touched surfaces (e.g., buttons, handles) will be cleaned multiple times a day.