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PUSD Releases Guidelines for Students Retrieving Belongings

Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | 9:18 am

The Pasadena Public Health Department has laid out guidelines for students who want to get their stuff that’s been sitting at school since campuses were closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials recommended schools “schedule timed appointments for pickup with consideration for physical and timed space between students” cleaning out their desks or lockers, and picking up items such as yearbooks.

“Materials, such as yearbooks, diplomas, awards must be distributed using a no-contact process, for example, by sliding the item across a 6 foot long table, or setting the item down and stepping back to allow the student to step forward and pick it up,” the Pasadena Public Health Department recommended.

The usual health and safety protocols and social distancing rules apply: students and staff must wear face masks, maintain six feet of physical distance, no gatherings, and no hugs, handshakes or high-fives.

“Prior to entering the campus property, students are to conduct a health self-screening for fever of 100 F or above, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, sore throat, chills, repeated shaking with chills, headache, muscle pain, or a new loss of taste or smell. Individuals experiencing symptoms shall not enter the campus property,” read a Pasadena Public Health statement.

Officials caution the pickup activities must be done separately from car line graduation celebrations.

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