Reopening and Reimagining for a Brighter Future - Reopening Plan

Ventilation

Ulster BOCES statement: To the extent possible due to the age and capacity of our air handling equipment, Ulster County BOCES will adhere to all CDC and NYS and UC DOH recommendations for proper air flow and turnover. Current ventilation systems capacities will be supplemented by facility modifications and procedures to increase circulation of outside air in every building.

Maximize ventilation:


Increase outside air flow

Open windows as needed to exhaust any potential contaminants.

Adjustment to HVAC air transfer (maximize outside air intake) open dampers as much as possible

Interior rooms in Ulster BOCES to be evaluated.

Enhanced maintenance schedule on HVAC units to monitor and maintain systems and settings.

Classroom doors remain open during the day when appropriate and possible

Lead custodian at each location shall be responsible for monitoring and maintaining HVAC systems at each location.

Outdoor space shall used when possible for instruction, activity, and meals



Resources

CDC Readiness and Planning Tool to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in K-12 Schools