Hygiene & Safety
MUSD asks our employees to help with our prevention efforts while at work. All employees are responsible for using safe work practices, following all directives, policies and procedures, and assisting in maintaining a safe work environment.
In order to implement effective hand sanitizing procedures, we will place postings with instructions on how to properly wash hands (at least 20 seconds) at all sinks throughout the District. Hand sanitizer is provided to each site for use in classrooms, outside restrooms, building entrances, and other work areas. When in-person learning returns, portable handwashing stations will be provided to sites to help with the increased demand for hand washing. District will ensure there is adequate supplies on hand for this such as hand soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer.
MUSD provides clean, undamaged face coverings and ensure they are properly worn by employees over the nose and mouth when indoors, and when outdoors and less than six feet away from another person, including non-employees, and where required by orders from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) or local health department. All employees are provided two cloth face coverings. Replacement face coverings, including surgical masks that may be provided at a later date by the Governor of California, are located in all district offices and additional supplies can be ordered from our warehouse by contacting Business Services.
If an employee is not wearing a mask, employees are expected to be upstanders and immediately remind the employee to put on the mask. Additionally, the employee not wearing the mask should be reported to the nearest supervisor for additional action. The district will supply staff who come into routine contact with others, CDPH recommended use of disposable 3-ply surgical masks, which are more effective than cloth face coverings.
The following are exceptions to the use of face coverings in our workplace:
School district staff members are essential employees because of the range of operations and services that are essential to the infrastructure of California and the United States. The district in agreement with the associations has encouraged employees to work remotely, if the work can be completed remotely, during heightened periods of COVID-19 cases in the County.
Teaching staff are encouraged to use their classroom spaces as teaching studios , while engaging in distant teaching and learning. For those who are working at a district location, they are required to practice physical distancing. These protocols must be enforced when students and staff return in any capacity:
SAFE PRACTICES FOR VISITORS
Only necessary visitors will be allowed on campus. Schools will limit the number of interactions students and staff members have with necessary visitors. When on-site visitors are necessary:
Based on the CDPH guidelines, all MUSD employees and visitors are required to complete a health screening prior to accessing the MUSD campus. MUSD staff uses the ParentSquare portal for health screenings. Substitute employees and visitors use a Google Form. An alternate health screening form is available if you have trouble accessing the previous two screening forms.
ParentSquare Health screenings are also easily accessed via QR codes on posters at the entrances of buildings (see posters). Translations for Health Screening questions found here.
MAINTAINING YOUR WORK AREA
Staff should clean frequently-touched surfaces in work areas and at school daily.