Perfect is not a reality, but working toward perfection knowing we are living in an imperfect environment is what we will do.
We begin the school year filled with hope and excitement. Excitement to have halls filled with students and teachers ready to teach and learn. Hope that we can, together, lower the risk of the virus spread, and remain on campus and in the classroom. It might be physically safer to stay in our homes but our mental health is screaming to return. Social-emotional learning is essential in academics. Students learn best when strong relationships exist within their learning environment. Although virtual classrooms can create this environment, in-person classes are the best.
To support this return to campus, Trinity Hall has taken many steps to mitigate the risk. We considered key areas to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 as students return to campus:
1. Personal protection practices to address Health and Safety
a. All students and faculty will wear face coverings and maintain social distancing on campus.
b. One-way movement between classes using outdoor and indoor routes
c. Frequent handwashing
2. Environmental cleaning and disinfection to provide a Safer Environment
a. Daily cleaning of the building and all surfaces
b. Deep cleaning as appropriate
c. Spraying of disinfectant each evening
d. Maintenance and frequent cleaning of HVAC systems
e. Delos air-purifier units in all classrooms
3. Monitor all illness and expect those with symptoms to stay home
a. Protocols in place to respond to community illness
b. Plan in place for positive tests for COVID-19
c. School health personnel have attended Contact Tracing training and will work with the Monmouth County Board of Health for contact tracing