Will students share classroom materials?

Yes, as part of a return to normalized instruction, students may be asked to share materials including school supplies, art materials, etc. 

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Because of the many factors affecting the efficiency of environmental transmission, the relative risk of fomite transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is considered low compared with direct contact, droplet transmission, or airborne transmission.” The CDC clarified that in rare cases, SARS-CoV-2 is transmitted between people by touching surfaces an ill person has recently coughed or sneezed on, and then directly touching the mouth, nose, or eyes. Therefore, hand hygiene is a barrier to fomite transmission and has been associated with lower risk of infection.