Health and Safety

On this page you will find the most up to date health and safety information for the 2020-21 school year.  When there is updated information we will contact members and update this page.

Adam’s Updates (2.21.21) Simultaneous Instruction, Ventilation, Accommodations, Covid Testing, Vaccinations, Reprisals, RCSD’s Lack of Readiness

Colleagues, I hope you had a safe and restful Winter recess. The Rochester City School District is proceeding with reopening school buildings despite the fact that they are not fully ready to do so safely and effectively - not with mitigation, not with COVID testing,...

Ventilation Reports for Phase 1+2 Schools

Below are the School Inspection Reports from Olmsted Environmental Services, Inc. as prepared by Ed Olmsted, CIH, CSP and Jennifer Long, MS. The Phase I+II ventilation reports were commissioned and paid for by the RTA Health and Safety Committee. If you have any...

Adam’s Updates (2.9.21) Phase 2 Ventilation Reports

Colleagues, Since the COVID-19 pandemic involves an airborne virus, common sense suggests that ventilation plays a critical role. That is why the RTA has engaged  independent Industrial Hygienists to confirm that all our schools meet the accepted standards for...

Ventilation Reports for Phase 2 Schools

Below are the School Inspection Reports from Olmsted Environmental Services, Inc. as prepared by Ed Olmsted, CIH, CSP and Jennifer Long, MS. The Phase II reports were commissioned and paid for by the RTA Health and Safety Committee. If you have any questions...

Adam’s Update (2.7.21) Phase 2, Simultaneous Teaching, Covid Testing, Vaccination, Assessment of Readiness

Colleagues, Defying the collective wisdom of the overwhelming majority of parents and teachers, the Rochester City School District decided to push ahead with reopening schools before they are ready - thus disrupting the education of our students and playing Russian...

Adam’s Update (2.3.21) Thank You Teachers, About Last Night, Ready or Not

Colleagues, First and foremost, I want to thank the many teachers who signed up to address the Board of Education and spoke so eloquently to advocate for a safe and prepared reopening of our schools. Your professionalism and dedication make all of us proud. For now, I...