Identification and Evaluation of COVID-19 Hazards
MUSD have implemented the following in our workplace:
Correction of COVID-19 Hazard
Unsafe or unhealthy work conditions, practices or procedures will be documented on the COVID-19 Inspections Form, and corrected in a timely manner based on the severity of the hazards, as follows:
Custodial Cleaning & Disinfection Procedure
In alignment with the California State and Santa Clara County Public Health Departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MUSD has the current COVID-19 cleaning and disinfecting recommendations in place. Based on Jan. 14, 2021, California Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools, frequent disinfection has been de-emphasized. Frequent disinfection was previously thought at the beginning of the pandemic to be a key safety component. However, it has proven to have limited to no impact on COVID-19 transmission. We will continually monitor for any updates to recommendations and adjust these procedures accordingly.
Regular Preventative Cleaning for Occupied Areas
Regular preventative cleaning is priority #1 for MUSD. Cleaning and disinfecting for high-touch shared surfaces are performed in: all in use restrooms, hallways, break rooms, handrails, floors, shared tables/counters, light switches, serving lines, lobby areas, doors and door knob/panic hardware.
Frequency of cleaning for shared surfaces is increased and only disinfection is performed when necessary. Cleaning of shared areas multiple times per day will help remove and kill any bacteria/viruses, including the COVID19 to keep the risk of possible spread low. Previously the standard was 1X per day for these areas. Restrooms are now cleaned 2X per day.
Restrooms are ensured with at least one hand washing diagram posted inside the restroom and on the outside of the door, along with a daily cleaning checklist for custodians. Employees and authorized employee representatives can view the published schedule of custodial cleaning available in the location’s office.
Custodial Cleaning Procedures
Custodians have an enhanced cleaning schedule of school restrooms with daily cleaning checklist. Custodians will sign the daily cleaning checklist log sheet that will be posted in all MUSD restrooms, logging each of the cleaning measures conducted throughout the day and including, if needed, the use of our new Clorox Total 360 sprayers for disinfecting.
Hard surfaces (Such as walls, doors, knobs, floors, chairs, tables etc.)
Soft surfaces (such as carpeted floor, rugs, fabrics, entrance mats etc.)
Cleaning and disinfection of a confirmed case of COVID-19 (Revised 01/12/2021)
We maximize, to the extent feasible, the quantity of outside air for our buildings with mechanical or natural ventilation systems by:
District heating, ventilation and air conditioning are controlled through the energy management system (EMS). If the need arises the units can be remotely controlled and adjusted to reduce the amount of outside air coming into the work space. This is monitored and accomplished through MUSD HVAC technicians. All ventilation systems have been inspected, MERV 13 filters, which are the highest rating, have been installed, air exchanges have been increased per standards recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, and for the few rooms that do not have updated ventilation systems, portable air circulators have been purchased for those times when the windows may not be opened.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided for staff: