Mask Requirements 21-22 School Year
*Updated February 21, 2022
On Thursday, February 18, 2022, the IC Imagine Board of Directors voted to end IC Imagine’s indoor mask requirement on March 7th. This is in line with the recommendations from Governor Cooper and changes to the Strong Schools Toolkit that will also go into effect on March 7th.
For the next two weeks, IC Imagine will continue to enforce our mask requirement.
On and after March 7th, masks will be optional at IC Imagine. We know this change in protocol might be a difficult transition for some of you. We will continue to support all members of our community whether they choose to mask or not.
IC Imagine Facility Ventilation/HVAC System
- Our ventilation/HVAC system is a continuous forced-air system that is designed to meet or exceed EPA standards.
- The building maintains positive pressure at all times.
- There are five rooftop units supplying 85,000 CFM (cubic feet per minute) of air. These units are set to draw in outside air. The range of outside air varies from 15 CFM per person in a classroom to 32 CFM per person in the gymnasium. From the rooftop the air is then passed to 51 variable air boxes that then heat/cool and deliver a specific CFM to meet demand in a particular area.
- The system is also equipped with a bi-polar needlepoint ionization system. This system actively cleans the air by pumping both positive and negative ions into the building. These ions actively clean the air of viruses, bacteria and mold. As an example, within 60 minutes 98.33% of the SARS-CoV-2 are inactive in the air and 99.98% of SARS-CoV-2 are inactive on surfaces.
- In a typical sized classroom of 700 square feet in our building, there are at least three complete air exchanges every hour.
Contact Tracing and Quarantining
We are committed to following the Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit and are working diligently to ensure we are addressing all COVID symptoms, close contacts and positive case protocols per the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Please visit our COVID-19 Protocols and Reporting Page to read more about this.