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In The Cafeteria

​​Rockwood School District students will eat lunch in the cafeteria or their classrooms during the 2020-2021 school year. Assigned seating will be utilized to prevent the mixing of groups and students. 

Staff Check-In and Screening​

Child Nutrition Services staff must complete the COVID-19 Self Report Form before performing duties each day. Consistent with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health guidance, staff who have COVID-19 symptoms will notify their supervisor and stay home.

Daily Disinfection and Sanitizing

The following practices will be followed to help minimize COVID-19 exposure risk during food preparation. These practices are consistent with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health guidance:

  • Hands should be washed for at least 20 seconds using soap and water.
  • ​Disposable gloves will be worn when preparing and handling food. Surfaces will be cleaned with soap and water before ​​disinfection.​
  • An EPA-approved, pH-neutral germicidal detergent will be used for cleaning contact surfaces, including cafeteria tables.
  • Frequently touched surfaces, such as countertops and tray slides, will be cleaned more frequently.

Minimizing Exposure

To limit possible exposure to COVID-19, Child Nutrition Services staff members will take the following actions:

  • Limit contact points by offering proportioned condiments.
  • Prevent students from self-serving food items.
  • Require students to wash hands and apply hand sanitizer before entering the serving line area.
  • Provide prewrapped utensils and napkins directly by staff, not for individuals to select.
  • Biometrics scanner and keypads will be cleaned routinely.
  • Encourage online payments and checks for deposits into meal accounts.
  • Implement a “no cash back” procedure for cash. Any change due back to the student/staff member would be deposited into their meal account.​