2023-24 CCPS COVID Toolkit
Revised October 2nd, 2023
Upon its ratification by Governing Council vote on August 23rd, 2022, the CCPS administration, at the direction of its Executive Director and Nurse, has authority to make reasonable changes to this document, provided that the changes comply at all times with all PED and DOH requirements, and all applicable laws. Any changes made to this Toolkit will be reported to the CCPS Governing Council at its regular monthly meeting.
This Toolkit supersedes the previously adopted CCPS Enhanced COVID-safe Practices plan. CCPS will internally review this toolkit on a monthly basis, at a minimum, with the intent to make substantive changes no more frequently than once per semester UNLESS required by direction from the New Mexico Department of Health, Public Education Department, or the CCPS Governing Council.
Enhanced COVID Safe Practices
Schools, school districts, and charter schools should put in place a core set of infectious disease prevention strategies as part of normal operations. The addition and layering of COVID-19- specific prevention strategies should be tied to the COVID-19 Community Levels and community or setting-specific context, such as availability of resources, health status of students, and age of population served. Enhanced prevention strategies also may be necessary in response to an outbreak in schools, school districts, and charter school settings.
The act of keeping someone who is sick or who tested positive for COVID-19 away from others by staying home from school, work, and other activities while infectious. • Isolation should last at least 5 days after the onset of symptoms, and until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, and experiencing improvement of symptoms. • For people who never had symptoms, the isolation period is 5 days after the date their first positive test was collected. Vigilant mask wearing for 5 days after the isolation periods is also required (days 6–10).
COVID positive individuals are still required to isolate for 5 calendar days after onset of symptoms. An asymptomatic individual who tests positive for COVID-19 will be asked to isolate for 5 calendar days after the initial positive test. An individual does not have to test negative to return. Individuals may return after 5 days if symptoms have improved and they have been fever free without using fever-reducing medication for 24 hours.
Please report ALL positive cases to the CCPS Health Office as soon as possible.
Absences Due to COVID-19 Positivity
In the event a student is confirmed to be positive with COVID-19, a parent or guardian must report the absences to the CCPS Attendance Secretary by calling 505.998.1021 or by emailing email@example.com. The Attendance Secretary will consult with the Health Office as necessary.
CCPS staff members who are confirmed to be positive with COVID-19 must report it to the Health Office as quickly as possible. The Health Office will work with school administration on leave paperwork. In addition, CCPS teachers are responsible for requesting a substitute for the days that they are absent due to the positive case.
Cleaning & Disinfection
CCPS teachers will continue to spray high-touch surfaces in their rooms with approved disinfectant, and CCPS custodial staff members will clean all common touch points regularly.