Healthy Habits

All members of the Pace community will commit to remaining at home if they show any signs of illness—including but not limited to fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. 

Students, faculty and staff will also commit to practicing good hygiene, including:

  • Wearing required face coverings at all times, with the exception of meals and outdoor activities. Students must provide their own face coverings and should carry at least one back-up covering with them at all times. Extra face masks will be accessible only in case of emergency. Disposable masks should be thrown away after each use; cloth masks should be washed frequently. Face mask chains are recommended, particularly for our younger students.

  • Thorough hand washing. Hands should be washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds as often as possible but always before and after using the toilet; before touching your eyes, nose or mouth; before and after eating; after sneezing, coughing or using a tissue; after contact with high-exposure areas such as door handles; before leaving school and upon return home; and between classes.

  • Using hand sanitizers and disposable wipes. Hand-sanitizing stations and disinfecting wipes and/or sprays are set up throughout campus, and hand sanitizer is available in every classroom.

  • Avoiding sharing. Do not share food or drinks; bring a personal, reusable water bottle that is cleaned thoroughly each day. Students are asked to bring their own laptops and/or tablets to school to minimize the sharing of technological devices.