Water and Ventilation Systems
For the safety of students and staff, water fountains will be closed. However, students, teachers, and staff are encouraged to bring their own water bottles for personal use. Bottle fillers and goose-neck faucets should be used to refill water bottles throughout the day.
It also is important that ventilation systems operate properly to maintain appropriate circulation of outdoor air. Per the CDC guidelines and ASHRAE general recommendations, GCPS has increased ventilation rates and the percentage of outdoor air that circulates into the system in all schools and facilities. GCPS also upgraded the HVAC filter media to a more efficient and effective product. Filter change-outs are performed for all air filters at all sites a minimum of 4 times per year on a quarterly change-out cycle.