Staff/Substitute Training Links

Training topics for all staff and substitutes

  • Proper hand washing: proper hand hygiene. Promote frequent and thorough hand washing by providing employees, the school community, and visitors with a place to wash their hands. If soap and running water are not immediately available, provide alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60% ethanol or 70% isopropyl alcohol. Provide training on proper handwashing and hand sanitizer use

  • Proper cough and sneeze etiquette

  • Social Distancing

    • Provide training for faculty/staff on how to address close contact interactions with students as part of every day job tasks.

  • Operating procedures (various by building)

    • Entrance into the building

    • Cleaning procedures

    • Sick child pick up

    • Staff who are sick or suspected to be sick

  • Proper cleaning techniques

    • Cleaning and disinfecting

  • Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

  • Hazard Communication – Right-To-Know

  • Exposure Control Plan – with a focus on Pandemic/COVID-19

  • Personal Protective Equipment - PPE

    • Update Hazard Assessment and PPE Selection Worksheet for all identified employees

    • Proper type, use, and size

    • Cleaning and sanitizing of the face covering (if applicable)

    • Provide training for staff and students on wearing, putting on, removing and discarding PPE, including in the context of their current and potential duties

  • Respirator Protection (N95 - required for identified employees per NYS)

    • Inclusive into your existing Respirator Protection Program or can be a separate Respirator Protection Program for medical staff only

    • Training provided for identified personnel only

Signs and Messages

Signs will be posted in highly visible locations (e.g., school entrances, restrooms) that promote everyday protective measures pdf icon and describe how to stop the spread pdf icon of germs (such as by properly washing hands and properly wearing a cloth face cover image icon).

When Students Eat in Classrooms

  • Train teachers on food allergies, including symptoms of allergic reactions to food.

  • Train all non-food service staff on any meal service-related activities they will be responsible for.