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Fire Drills for Elementary Schools in COVID-19

Question asked by matt.bilson76 on Jul 23, 2020
Latest reply on Jul 24, 2020 by rfdacm02

I am asking about fire drills during COVID-19.  I am looking at some aspects of reopening for my daughter's school in New York City.  Fire drills and social distancing are a concern.  The NY State regulations (http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/reopening-schools/nys-p12-school-reopening-guidance.pdf) say that lockdown and evacuation drills are still required and it notes that methods to provide for social distancing during the evacuation drills are ultimately up to the district/school, and that changes must be included in the fire safety plans.  

 

Wondering if anyone has looked into this issue, specifically, how do you conduct a fire drill at an elementary school and preserve social distancing?

 

Thanks in advance.

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