COVID-19: Campus Safety & Cleaning Protocols

One of our core values is to provide safe, student-centered, world-class schools and facilities – and that won’t change. In addition to extensive maintenance and cleaning practices already in place, Clovis Unified is implementing health and safety actions at our campuses that were developed with the guidance of local public health officials and the Centers for Disease Control.
Schools will be cleaned four times a day using a disinfectant approved by the EPA that kills COVID.
  • High-use surfaces will be cleaned regularly by custodians, and classrooms and offices will be fogged with a deep disinfectant treatment each evening.
  • Teachers will be provided hand sanitizer and disinfectant for their classrooms.
  • Anyone entering a classroom will be required to sanitize his or her hands.
  • Desks and any shared classroom surfaces that students use will be disinfected by the teacher as needed.
  • Bathrooms will be disinfected multiple times a day, and soap and paper towels will be replenished regularly. All students are expected to wash their hands after using the restroom.
The district has a special, on-call team trained on disinfecting practices as dictated by CDC should a
student/staff member get sick in a classroom or test positive for COVID. 

Scheduled Cleaning on a Typical School Day

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  • Before School - Disinfecting stations and supplies for classrooms stocked for the day.
  • Mid Morning - Disinfect all high-touch campus surfaces (door handles, countertops, etc.), bathrooms and administrative areas.
  • After Lunch - Disinfect Multipurpose Rooms, bathrooms and high-touch campus surfaces (door handles, countertops, etc.), bathrooms and administrative areas.
  • Afternoon - Disinfect all high-touch campus surfaces (door handles, countertops, etc.), bathrooms and administrative areas.
  • After School Ends - Deep disinfection of all classrooms, bathrooms and administrative areas using electrostatic backpack sprayers.
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Cleaning & Disinfecting

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  • At least twice daily, disinfect frequently touched hard surfaces (e.g. tables, desks, chairs, door handles, light switches, phones, copy/fax machines, bathroom surfaces, drinking fountains, etc.)
  • Daily extensive disinfecting and cleaning of classrooms, offices and workspaces, to take place each evening.

Getting Around Campus

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  • Our school sites include many buildings and areas for daily activities.
  • Directional flow designations for entry and exits in all buildings, including classrooms, school offices, libraries, etc. 
  • Social distancing floor markers 
  • When back on campus, students to sign out whenever leaving classroom
  • When back on campus, students to have assigned bathrooms
  • School sites to restrict non-essential visitors and volunteers. Necessary visitors will follow a check-in procedure at the front door of the school office.

General Safety Protocols

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  • Limit sharing of devices such as phones and copying machines, with disinfectant available for between uses.
  • Utilizing hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment

Outdoor Activities

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  • All playground equipment closed
  • Social distancing required in common areas, such as amphitheaters and quads

Community Use of Facilities

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  • Community use of facilities is approved on a case-by-case basis through our Facilities department. At this time, only elementary sites are being used. All secondary sites are closed to outside groups. Outside groups must submit a facility use request to use facilities. Please visit our Facility Use page for more information.

Athletic Facilities

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Gyms and weight rooms are open based on the guidelines from the Fresno County Department of Public Heath. The following practices (developed with local public health officials, sports and national organizations) for the hygiene of equipment and facilities are being implemented. These are subject to change.

  • Routine cleaning schedules
  • Sanitation of hard surface prior to use, including locker rooms, weight equipment, chairs in meeting rooms, etc.
  • Hand sanitizer available
  • Weight equipment wiped down between athlete usage
  • Clothing, shoes worn that minimizes transmission of perspiration on equipment
  • Any equipment with exposed openings to be covered
  • Athletes encouraged to shower, take home and wash workout clothing daily
  • Coach to be provided clean towels and cleaning materials daily for use on equipment, mats, etc. 

Disinfecting Details

Clovis Unified is using Oxivir, a hydrogen-peroxide-based disinfectant listed by the EPA as a COVID-killing product. It is safe around people and in the EPA’s lowest level of hazard. Oxivir will be used at its virucidal concentration on a regular basis. The COVID Response Team would follow CDC safety protection protocols and use it at a higher concentration in the event of an illness or positive COVID case in a classroom.

The video below describes Clovis Unified’s four-layer process to promote healthy facilities now and into the future, including installation of bipolar ionization units that work within our existing HVAC system to enhance indoor air quality.

Frequently Asked Questions

To view the Campus Safety & Cleaning section of the Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

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