In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection in the district, facilities operations will be geared toward meeting social distancing requirements and frequently cleaning high-touch spaces. In carrying out projects or tasks supporting infection control, requirements will be met for changes associated with building spaces. Plans for changes or additions to facilities that require review by the Office of Facilities Planning (OFP), will be submitted to comply with the requirements of the 2020 New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (BC) and the State Energy Conservation Code.
The function, position and operation of stairs and corridor doors, which have closers with automatic hold opens (and are automatically released by the fire alarm system), will remain unchanged.
The district plans to meet the deadline for submission of Building Condition Survey or Visual Inspections. In addition, lead in water sampling will be carried out upon the reopening of school under conditions consistent with when the building is “normally occupied.”
Upon reopening, the district plans to increase ventilation, to the greatest extent possible. Water systems will be flushed in buildings that have been unoccupied.
- Guth DeConzo Engineers is performing an ongoing study of our HVAC systems that will increase ventilation and provide solutions for improved Indoor Air Quality for NCCSD. Increased filtration has been recommended based on what our HVAC systems can handle. The District will be conducting lead water testing when buildings are fully occupied and our Visual Inspection of or District buildings will be scheduled as required.
- Code required ventilation will be provided and improved to allow for more outside air into our buildings. Any new technologies that are proposed for implementation will be properly submitted to OFP.