Mask Requirements 21-22 School Year
The IC Imagine Board of Directors believe in putting the safety of all children and staff first and have the goal of keeping children in classrooms experiencing in-person instruction throughout the pandemic. In alignment with these values the IC Imagine Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve the following:
- Kindergarten through 12th grade students, staff and all visitors will be required to wear masks while indoors and on school buses regardless of their vaccination status.
- Face masks will not be required outdoors.
- IC Imagine will follow all NCHSAA guidelines regarding interscholastic sports.
- These requirements will be reviewed regularly as COVID-19 trends evolve and guidance from the NCDHHS and BCDHHS change.
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.