Health & Safety

Health and Safety Planning for the Opening of School 

As we continue to develop plans to protect our students, faculty, and staff during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the medical services staff are committed to the implementation of a number of new protocols and procedures that will help us work together towards mitigating risk for our community.  We are guided in our planning by the recommendations and mandates of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH), and clinical practice guidelines from professional medical organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and National Association of School Nurses (NASN).  The key practices involved in the shared obligation to maintain our community’s safety include: mandatory mask wearing for students and employees, enhanced cleaning procedures, social distancing in classrooms and throughout campus, promotion of regular hand hygiene, daily symptom screenings, a robust testing plan for symptomatic students, swift contact tracing, and implementation of isolation and quarantine when needed.   

Parents and students should feel free to contact Celia Brown, RN, director of medical services, cbrown@portsmouthabbey.org, (401) 643-1233 at any time with questions or concerns that are not answered below. Parents of students who are medically vulnerable, have been diagnosed with chronic conditions, or auto-immune disorders should contact Mrs. Brown as soon as possible to discuss the specifics of their child’s needs.  Every effort will be made to provide appropriate accommodations for the increased health and safety requirements for these students.    

 

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Contact Information:

Celia Brown, RN, Director of Medical Services 

cbrown@portsmouthabbey.org 

(401) 643-1233