FCPS Earns WELL Health-Safety Rating™

News Release
April 15, 2021

FCPS recently earned the WELL Health-Safety Rating for its schools and offices, proof of its commitment to good health for anyone entering its buildings. With this accomplishment, FCPS joins a community of organizations pushing the boundaries of what health and safety look like in a post-coronavirus environment.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating measures five categories: cleaning and sanitization procedures; emergency preparedness programs; health service resources; air and water quality management; and stakeholder engagement and communications. Some of the measures the school division has taken to support health and safety include contactless temperature monitoring and door fixtures, regular fumigation, color-coded seating, community support both offline and online, touchless hand sanitizers, and policies to normalize social distancing.

The strategies within the WELL Health-Safety Rating include contributions from nearly 600 virologists, government officials, academics, business leaders, architects, designers, building scientists, and real estate professionals, as well as the WELL Building Standard.

Launched in June, the WELL Health-Safety Rating is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all new and existing building and space types and is focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, emergency plans and stakeholder engagement strategies to help organizations get back to business during these pandemic times. 

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For more information, contact the FCPS Office of Communication and Community Relations at 571-423-1200.