HAMILTON COUNTY — Students in Hamilton County will return to school on schedule.
Hamilton County Schools issued their reopening plan Thursday, which included a list of things that would be offered for students once the new school year begins and how they will be working to keep students safe.
"The safety of our students, staff and families is our top priority and our return to school decisions are based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), Indiana Department of Education (IDOE), Fishers Health Department and the Hamilton County Health Department," the school system said in a press release issued Thursday.
Schools will also be:
- Providing flexible options to meet individual student needs, including both online and face-to-face learning.
- Implementing daily screening/self-screening procedures for COVID-19 symptoms.
- Asking students and staff to wear masks, at times.
- Maximizing facility space with respect to social distancing, including lunch tables spaced out to the greatest extent possible.
- Closing water fountains and maintaining water bottle fill stations.
- Requiring students and staff to stay home when ill and creating separate spaces in school health clinics to address COVID-19 symptoms.
- Transporting students with precautionary safety measures in place.
- Enhancing student hygiene practices and building cleaning procedures.
- Restricting visitors.
- Training staff and students on COVID-19 safety measures.
Hamilton County Schools said each school district will be sharing additional, specific details with families in the coming weeks.