~ Be Prepared ~
Covid-19 and Extremem Heat
Information from FEMA’s Community Preparedness Newsletter, July 2020
As communities continue their phased re-openings in light of COVID-19, please continue to follow the safety guidelines to prevent the spread and remember to prepare for the extreme heat that summer brings, too.
- Extreme heat events can happen anywhere and may occur quickly and without warning.
- Older adults, children, and sick or overweight individuals are disproportionately affected by extreme heat events.
- Humidity increases the feeling of heat as measured by a heat index.
- Exposing yourself to the sun or temperatures higher than 77 degrees Fahrenheit does not protect you from COVID-19.
- Never leave children, adults, or pets in a closed car.
The following tips below can help you beat the heat:
- Stay cool indoors by using air conditioning, if possible.
- Contact your non-emergency hotline for assistance finding a cooling center. While at cooling centers, be sure to maintain social distancing, avoid gathering in groups, and wear a cloth face covering to slow the spread of COVID-19.
- During extreme heat events, choose a cloth face covering that has breathable fabric, such as cotton, instead of polyester.
- Avoid strenuous and high-energy activities.
- If you’re outside, find shade. Wear a hat wide enough to protect your face.
- Wear loose, lightweight, and light-colored clothing.
- Check on family members and neighbors by phone or text to maintain social distancing and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Know the signs of heat-related illness like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.
- Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. If you or someone you care for is on a special diet, ask a doctor how best to accommodate it.
Do not use electric fans when the temperature outside is more than 95 degrees. Using fans could increase the risk of heat-related illness. Fans create air flow and a false sense of comfort, but do not reduce body temperature.
Finally, if you are traveling, be sure to research what local rules are in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. They may affect your plans. To learn more about how to protect yourself from extreme heat, check out FEMA’s Extreme Heat Information Sheet.
For a list of recommended items to include in an emergency supply kit, click here for FEMA’s Emergency Supply list.
For more resources and activities for kids and families, visit Ready.gov/kids.
Stay healthy and safe,
Thank you to all of our
PTAs, PTOs, and Booster Clubs!
School-Connected Organizations are essential partners in education. PTAs, PTOs, and Booster Clubs add significant opportunities and resources to our schools. The Folsom Cordova Unified School District is thankful for all that school-connected organizations do to enhance and strengthen the student experience.
The School-Connected Organizations Handbook was created in collaboration with multiple district departments including Fiscal, Purchasing, Facilities, Athletics, Human Resources, and Business Services to provide information to groups about standard operating procedures. Guidelines for financial procedures and liability protection are included, as well as forms and template examples. Completing the processes outlined will help ensure compliance with BP and AR 1230 and establish efficient coordination for all involved.
Please check PTAs, PTOs & Boosters link in the left margin or contact the Business Services Department at (916) 294-9004 for help with questions.
The Folsom Cordova Unified School District sincerely appreciates your time, energy, and commitment toward making your school the best it can be!
The mission of Folsom Cordova Unified School District's Risk Management Program is to establish a safe environment for our students, staff, and community while supporting the District's commitment to providing excellence in educational programs. The main objectives are to apply the most effective use of resources, minimize exposure to loss, and maintain compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, and laws.
Contact me for help with:
- Safety Committee
- Comprehensive School Safety Plans
- Certificates of Insurance (COIs)
- School-Connected Organizations - PTA, PTO, & Booster Clubs
- Field Trip Authorization forms
- Injury & Illness Prevention Plan
- Mandated Reporter Training
- Student Accident Insurance Coverage
- Emergency Procedures
- Student Threat Assessment
- Insurance / Liability / Risk Management matters
With sincere appreciation for our collective efforts toward strengthening our schools and community, js
- Safety Committee
Coming on campus to provide a product or service?
Here are the insurance requirements and instructions.
A Certificate of Insurance (COI) with additional insured endorsement is required.
Prior to an event, all vendors/service businesses/organizations are required to provide Folsom Cordova Unified School District with the following:
- Certificate of Insurance naming Folsom Cordova Unified School District as the Certificate Holder and Additional Insured with $1,000,000 of General Liability coverage per occurrence
- the additional insured endorsement page(s)
A Certificate of Insurance is necessary from those performing/providing a service or equipment for an event (such as food vendors, performers, assemblies, mobile labs/classrooms, etc.). Please give your insurance agent this information and provide the two items listed above. The COI cannot just have FCUSD in the “Description of Operations” section. The additional insured endorsement page(s) are required.
Send the Certificate of Insurance with additional endorsement to:
Folsom Cordova Unified School District
1965 Birkmont Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
Attn.: Business Services Department
* COIs will be on file for use at all sites until expired.
Fulfillment of this requirement is a condition of being able to participate in district events. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Serran.