COVID – 19: ADULT SCHOOL PROCEDURES

MASKS
What are the requirements regarding masks?

Masks are no longer required per State regulations but are highly recommended by the Palo Alto Adult School.

Teachers with underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised may require masking at their discretion.

How will cooking classes be handled?

Students may remove their masks for eating and drinking indoors.

PHYSICAL DISTANCING
What are the requirements related to physical distancing?

Cohorts and Stable Groups are not required to social distance.

VENTILATION
How has PAUSD addressed ventilation concerns?

We have worked with mechanical engineers, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) design professionals, and mechanical contractors in order to evaluate our ventilation systems in regards to the ASHRAE guidance.

We have maximized air filtration for HVAC systems by using filters with a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) of at least 13 and made other modifications to increase the quantity of outside air and ventilation in classrooms, offices and other spaces.

Portable high-efficiency air cleaners have also been deployed where needed.

Engineering systems are in place for when the amount of outside air needs to be minimized due to other hazards, such as heat and wildfire smoke.

SCREENING
Will students or staff be required to have their temperature taken?

No. This has never been a screening requirement.

VACCINATIONS
Will students or staff be required to provide proof of vaccination?

Yes