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Stay at home if you are sick!

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  • I will self-check for COVID-19 symptoms every day, including fever, coughing, shortness of breath, or new loss of taste or smell.Tissues Icon
  • I will track any symptoms, or lack of, before reporting to school every day.
  • I will stay home if, within the last 24 hours, I or anyone in my household has experienced a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher or any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • I will not report back to school until I am well and am cleared to return.
  • I will stay at home if I have been in close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 14 days. "Close contact" means being closer than 6 ft. apart for 10 minutes or more.

Avoid getting too close to others.

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  • I will maintain social distance from other people whenever possible, remembering that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.
  • Distance IconI will be especially mindful of keeping distance from people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • I will keep my belongings separate from others' belongings.
  • If sharing supplies by students or staff is necessary, I will make sure the supplies are disinfected between uses.

Face coverings are a must.

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  • I will bring a face covering to school everyday. 
  • I will wear my face covering at all times, unless I am in a well-ventilated area, such asOutside Icon outside, and can keep a safe social distance from other people.*
  • I will follow my school's rules about taking breaks from my face covering during the day.

*Face covering are recommended but not required for K-2 students while they are in their classroom with their cohort. Staff may remove face coverings when they are alone in a room, such as an office or classroom, with the door closed.

Everyone wash your hands and sanitize surfaces.

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  • I will wash my hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after blowing my nose, coughing, or sneezing. Hand Washing Icon
  • If soap and water are not available, I will use hand sanitizer to clean my hands regularly.
  • I will help keep my personal learning space clean by wiping down my materials and desk area.
Together, we can protect the health and safety of HCS students and staff, and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

By signing the Hamilton County Schools Pledge, I commit to following these SAFE behaviors every day.

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What else can I do to be safe?

  • Practice these SAFE!  behaviors outside of school.
  • Limit your exposure to COVID-19 by limiting unnecessary interactions with other people inside and outside of school.
  • If you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please consider quarantining yourself and anyone else in your household until you are confident you are not contagious or do not have the virus.

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