WCCS Pandemic Response Plan


This plan has been developed in accordance with the amended New York State Labor Law section 27-c and New York State Education Law paragraph m of subdivision 2 of section 2801-a (as amended by section 1 of part B of chapter 56 of the laws of 2016), as applicable. These laws were amended by the passing of legislation S8617B/A10832 signed by the Governor of New York State on September 7, 2020, requires public employers to adopt a plan for operations in the event of a declared public health emergency involving a communicable disease. The plan includes the identification of essential positions, facilitation of remote work for non-essential positions, provision of personal protective equipment, and protocols for supporting contact tracing.


This plan was developed exclusively for and is applicable to the Westminster Community Charter School. This plan is pertinent to a declared public health emergency in the State of New York which may impact our operations; and it is in the interest of the safety of our staff, students, families, contractors, and the continuity of our operations that we have implemented in this plan.


On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic for the novel coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. This plan has been developed in accordance with amended laws to support containment of this virus, or for other infectious diseases which may emerge and cause a declaration of a public health emergency.

The health and safety of our employees and contractors is of utmost importance to us. We encourage all employees and contractors to use CDC Guidance for Keeping Workplaces, Schools, Homes, and Commercial Establishments Safe. The fundamentals of reducing the spread of infection include:

  • Using hand sanitizer and washing hands with soap and water frequently, including:
    • After using the restroom
    • After returning from a public outing
    • After touching/disposing of garbage
    • After using public computers, touching public tables, and countertops, etc.
  • Practice social distancing when possible:
    • If you are feeling ill or have a fever, notify your supervisor immediately and go home
  • If you start to experience coughing or sneezing, step away from people and food, cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm or a tissue, the latter of which should be disposed of immediately
  • Clean and disinfect workstations, as needed
  • Other guidance which may be published by the CDC, the State Department of Health, or County health officials

Safe Operational Practices During Pandemic:

WCCS School Reopening Plan - 2021-2022 Updates to be reflected prior to 09/01/2021:

WCCS COVID-19 Resource: