The Bakersfield City School District is dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy learning community for our students, staff, and families.
COVID-19 Positive? Exposure to COVID-19? Experiencing Symptoms?
Complete the appropriate Intake Form below:
Daily COVID-19 Health Screening Guide - Students & Staff
Frequently Asked Questions
Cleaning & Disinfection
Cleaning & Disinfection
Routine cleaning will happen daily by the site custodian using EPA approved disinfectants (chairs, tables, doorknobs, handles, uncluttered flat surfaces, keyboards, light switches/buttons, phones, sinks and anything with a classroom or designated areas that would be considered a high touch point)
Spray disinfectant machines/foggers are available and will be used as needed
Staff should clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces during the day
Buses will be cleaned pre-trip/post-trip (flat surfaces including glass, seats, panels, handles and handrails)
On demand cleaning and disinfection will occur as needed due to COVID-19 exposure and will be coordinated by the CARE Team in coordination with Maintenance & Operations.
Indoor Air Quality
BCSD is ensuring that proper preventive maintenance is being performed on all heating and air conditioning units and is changing filters on a regular basis. Systems maximize the influence of filtered outside air into the HVAC system to cycle air out of enclosed space and replace it with fresh air. HVAC systems and air filtration systems have been updated to support the health and safety of our staff and students.
Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent COVID-19. All students, staff, families and essential visitors will have access to soap and water. If soap and water are not readily available, access to hand sanitizer (with more than 60% alcohol content) will be made available.
When to wash your hands:
Before, during and after preparing food
Before eating food
Before and after caring for someone
After using the toilet
After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
After you have been in a public place and touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people
Before touching your eyes, nose, or mouth because that’s how germs enter our bodies
Health & Safety Video Series
The following links for educational videos on hygiene were developed by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). They are provided for school nurses as they return to school during COVID-19. The three videos are titled Washing Your Hands, Wearing Cloth Face Coverings, and Staying Home When you are Sick. There are English versions and Spanish versions.