It is very important that our students, faculty, and staff are learning and working in a safe environment. Cleaning and sanitizing our hands and other areas and work surfaces properly and frequently will be required.

University Hospitals recommends the following steps for proper hand washing:
  • Wet and soap
  • Wash:
    • Palms
    • Between fingers
    • Back of fingers
    • Thumbs
    • Fingernails
    • Wrists
  • Rinse and dry
  • Use towel to turn off faucet and open door 
Everyone should wash hands or sanitize hands before:
  • Eating food or serving food
  • Entering or leaving a classroom or office space
  • Touching or treating a cut or wound 
  • Treating or caring for a sick child or colleague
Everyone should wash hands or sanitize hands after:
  • Eating or serving food
  • Using the bathroom – this includes faculty or staff helping change diapers or helping a child use the bathroom
  • Blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • Being in a public place where you have touched an item or surface that may be frequently touched by other people, such as door handles, tables, electronics, etc.
  • Touching or treating a cut or wound 
  • Treating or caring for a sick child or colleague
  • Hands have become visibly dirty
 
Hawken has made several upgrades to our facilities where and when possible to allow for more handwashing and sanitizing stations outside and inside the building. All classrooms will have hand sanitizer, and sanitizer will be spread throughout each building, especially in lunch areas. 




This restart guide represents our best thinking, as well as that of experts at some of the top medical and educational institutions in the nation. Thank you to all of our medical advisors and peer schools for your guidance in helping to identify the specific protocols and resources referenced in this comprehensive plan.