GCPH Releases Guidance for Greene County Schools AND Requesting Donations of Hand-Sewn Facial Coverings (Masks)

Greene County Public Health (GCPH) officials just released their reopening plan for Greene County Schools for the 2020-2021 school year. The plan can be found on the website at www.gcph.info or click here for the document, as well as the agency’s social media platforms.

The plan includes:

  • general guidelines on reopening and what schools should consider
  • daily symptom assessment
  • a plan for schools to follow and steps to take in the event of a positive case, including how it should be communicated to families
  • cleaning and sanitizing
  • water systems
  • classroom occupancy
  • food service
  • visitors/volunteers
  • restricted activities
  • a listing of helpful resources for schools to use
  • a sample letter that the school can modify to send home to families in the event of a positive case.

Public Health Requesting Donations of Hand-Sewn Facial Coverings (Masks)

Due to COVID-19, officials at Greene County Public Health (GCPH) are asking for additional donations of hand-sewn facial coverings, or masks, to help keep our community and students and administrators heading back to school soon healthy and safe throughout the continued COVID-19 response.

GCPH will serve as a “clearinghouse” to ensure they have what they need. If you or someone you know is making face masks, please encourage them to donate a supply to GCPH. If you can donate, please contact Kirsten Bean at  937-374-5646 office, 937-309-2877 cell, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and arrange for a pick-up or delivery.

If you are interested in helping to make masks for our community, there are sew and “no-sew” instructions here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

For more information on COVID-19, call ODH’s call center at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov. You can also call Greene County’s COVID-19 Hotline at 937-374-5626.

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