FNSBSD uses a layered variety of strategies to help prevent communicable disease transmission.
Students, staff, and visitors may choose to wear a mask while in school buildings or on school grounds. Masks may be requested to be worn in specific circumstances for limited durations, such as in the nurse’s office.. There are masks available in schools and district buildings for any students, staff, or visitors who may want one.
All students and staff should frequently wash their hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds throughout the day. Hand sanitizer will be available for use when soap and water are not available, i.e. the playground, building entrance.
Coughs and sneezes should be covered by an arm or tissue/napkin.
Anyone who enters a district school or building should comply with the Wellness Check screening. This includes students, staff, families, visitors and volunteers. Please do not enter a school facility if you are sick, quarantining, and are waiting for test results for a communicable illness.
According to the CDC, vaccinations are currently the leading strategy to prevent communicable disease. The district recommends families consult with their primary care physician about the appropriateness of various vaccinations for themselves and their family. Certain immunizations are required by the State of Alaska.