Fayetteville Public Schools to require temperature checks beginning Monday

Fayetteville Public Schools will require temperature screenings for all students and staff before entering any school facility beginning on Monday, Sept. 14.

FPS superintendent John Colbert announced the new requirement in a video posted to the district’s YouTube channel on Thursday (see above).

An FPS staff member will perform the temperature check at the entrance of each school facility via a touchless thermometer. Students and staffers with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher will be “isolated and reassessed” to determine of they will be allowed to remain at school or at work, Colbert said.

“Efforts will be made to isolate students in a discreet manner,” he said. “All across our district, our staff members are working hard every day to maintain a healthy environment for learning in our schools, and we greatly appreciate your cooperation with this new procedure.”