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Georgia Milestones Safety Rules and Procedures

GCA Spring 2022 GA Milestones Testing COVID-19

Safety Rules and Procedures

Georgia Cyber Academy takes seriously the safety and well-being of its students, families, and staff. As such, GCA will implement a number of rules and safeguards in order to safely conduct End-of-Grade and End-of-Course testing during the 2021-22 school year. Below is a list of these rules. This is not an all-inclusive list. GCA staff may take additional steps or enact additional requirements not listed below, as needed, to make testing as safe as possible.

Any student, family member, or GCA staff member who has recently tested positive for COVID-19, exhibited symptoms of COVID-19, and/or been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should follow these CDC guidelines before entering a GCA test site.

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and are NOT up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations:

- Quarantine for at least 5 full days.

- Get tested at least 5 days after contact with someone with COVID-19, even if you don’t have symptoms.

- Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you develop symptoms isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results.

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations:

- You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.

- Get tested at least 5 days after contact with someone with COVID-19, even if you don’t have symptoms.

- Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you develop symptoms isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results.

If you were exposed to COVID-19 and had confirmed COVID-19 within the past 90 days (you tested positive using a viral test):

- You do not need to stay home unless you develop symptoms.

- Watch for symptoms until 10 days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. If you develop symptoms isolate immediately and get tested. Continue to stay home until you know the results.

Both students and staff members are subject to temperature screenings at the testing site. Anyone with a temperature over 100.4 degrees will not be allowed into the testing site.

Everybody on test site premises should wear a mask over their mouth and nose at all times. This includes family members waiting in line during sign-in or sign-out periods (with the exception of children two years old or younger).

Families should limit the number of family members waiting in sign-in and sign-out lines as much as possible.

Staff will be provided with sanitizing wipes and/or disinfectant spray and rubber gloves.

Hand sanitizer will be provided. Students and staff are to sanitize their hands upon arriving at the testing site and should do so again before leaving.

No food, drink, or gum/candy is allowed at testing (water bottles are an exception).

Students may bring a water bottle, preferably with a straw. Straws will also be provided. Students will need to be able drink water without pulling down their masks.  

If a line forms for checking in or checking out, families must stay at least six feet apart from one another.

Prior to students entering a testing room, staff will ensure all desks/tables and chairs have been sanitized.

Staff members are to sanitize anything they or students must touch, such as door handles, light switches, etc. Staff members should use hand sanitizer regularly while on site.

Students should bring their own GCA-issued Chromebook, mouse, and charger for testing.

Students are to have pre-assigned seats within their testing room. Students may not sit anywhere other than their assigned seat. Students should avoid touching anything besides their assigned seat, work surface, computer/mouse, and testing materials.

Students will be seated as far from each other as space allows. At no time should students be closer than six feet from one another. Staff will also maintain an appropriate distance from students and each other.

The number of students allowed in a restroom at one time will be limited.

Parents/students will be encouraged to submit Health/Emergency and Student Release forms electronically prior to testing to avoid having to fill these out on site.

Student check in/check out is also to be done electronically to expedite the process and limit multiple people touching pens, paper, and clipboards.

Rev.01.20.2022

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