PPE - Face Coverings
PPE – Face coverings
- What is the District’s input on the CDC's new Mask Guidelines for fully vaccinated
- Based upon Cal-OSHA guidance, masks will be required for all indoor locations with the exception of individuals alone in enclosed offices.
- Face coverings that can be removed when alone in an enclosed individually assigned
office. Does that mean those in cubicles need to keep them on at all times (even if
- Cubicle walls that exceed 5’-6” in height and have a sliding door or other opening protection will be considered as enclosed offices and masks may be removed.
- With indoor mask restrictions being lifted in the near future, what masking restrictions
will be enforced on campus? Also, have any modifications to the air systems been
made during the campus closure?
- Cal-OSHA masking requirements will be followed for all indoor locations. Outdoor masking is not required for vaccinated employees without distancing, or for unvaccinated employees when six feet of distancing is maintained. Air systems have been optimized for the amount of outside air being provided to indoor spaces, while maintaining the ability to deliver the District temperature range.
- What is a more comfortable mask?
- Individuals will need to determine the proper fit and comfort of their preferred mask. The District will provide N95 respirators to employees upon request.
- Is double masking (paper or cloth) recommended?
- Well fitted masks which are close fitting around the face are recommended. The blue three-layer paper masks can be “tied and tucked” to create a tighter fit and provide filtration of 65% efficiency, similar to double masking. N-95 or KN-95 masks provide a tighter fit and filter 95% of the particles during intake and exhaled breathing. If using a KN-95 or N-95 mask, only one mask is recommended. If choosing to double-mask, use a 3-layer paper mask against your face and apply a cloth mask over the top to make a more secure fit.
- What is the estimated timeline for District staff to return to work on site (Dublin
Blvd.), and what steps have been taken to prepare for that return?
- Individual managers will work with employees to address the service needs of the area for the District Office site. The District Office has followed all of the same safety measures established for the College sites including increased ventilation, environmental cleaning, social distancing, and protective equipment is being provided.
- How is the PPE going to get to us? Will it be delivered on a schedule? So far PPE
is hard to find and when I do find it, it is very limited and will definitely NOT
cover the number of possible students that will flow through daily after reopening.
- PPE is provided to Administrators, Deans, and Supervisors, as well as is being made available at each site location. The District has obtained face coverings, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant in sufficient quantities for Fall Semester, and established a supply chain to fill additional orders and needs of the District.
- If all academy cadets are vaccinated, and training is outdoors, when can cadets work
without masks while performing fire-rescue skills? Students frequently had fogged-up
safety glasses during training, and training hours increased to accommodate completion
while abiding by social distancing and safety requirements.
- Under the revised Cal-OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards effective June 15, 2021, unvaccinated outdoor workers who can maintain 6 feet social distance may be mask free but must wear masks if not distanced. Fully vaccinated outdoor workers do not require masks or distancing (as of June 4, 2021).
- I have some questions relating to the CDC regarding masks and parents coming back
into the center. It might be best to address these offline since they won't pertain
to the entire group.
- Campus visitors, including parents in the Child Development Centers, are required to be masked upon entry into indoor District facilities.
- Is it best to plan on meeting with students for office hours outside if possible?
If we meet with students in our office, should we be leaving our mask on for a certain
amount of time after the student leaves our office?
- Outside areas with individuals separated by more than 6 feet allow the removal of masks if desired. When meeting inside buildings, masks shall be worn by all individuals. You may choose to wear a mask following a meeting while alone in your room for 20 minutes, but it is not required. Air circulation is at least 3 air changes per hour, and usually higher.