Can I get verification on social distancing guidelines? If a teacher needs to work 1:-1 with a student or in a small group, are they able to do so? Of course, this breaks the 6 ft rule. The guidelines from Dr. Robinson say that it can happen for 10 minutes. But we are getting different information from different admins. Some say you need face shields on top of masks if working closely with students. Some say if you’re wearing a mask you’re fine. Can we get clarification please? Thank you!!

Written by on September 15, 2020

A. The current DOH recommendation is that work within 6ft should be limited to 10 minute increments.  This is an area that is still under review and updated guidance is expected. As for shields and masks, teachers may wear both. It is not recommended to wear only a shield without a mask.