Extended School Year (ESY) Staff Receives N95 Mask Fit-Testing


Student Health Services resource nurses and health clinic specialists along with some instructional Extended School Year (ESY) staff at Culbert Elementary recently were fit-tested with N95 masks by members of the Loudoun County Fire Department. The provision of personal protective equipment (PPE) is provided to Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) staff as a mitigation strategy to keep them safe.


Fit-testing ensures that these respirator-type masks fit properly on the face with a tight seal. A properly fitting N95 mask is optimal protection for those responsible for caring for a student or staff member that is symptomatic for COVID-19. ESY instructional staff working in close contact with students that require personal care and have difficulty controlling salivary secretions were fit-tested for the N95 mask. 


Fit-testing was conducted at 7 a.m. on July 23 in Culbert’s parking lot so staff could be ready for the start of the ESY school day at 8 a.m. 


Lt. Charlie Brown and firefighters Wes Howard and Kenneth Cregger of the Loudoun County Fire Department facilitated and  performed the fit tests. 


Those who were fit-tested included resource nurses, ESY teachers and teaching assistants, health clinic specialists and Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services Dr. Asia Jones.




Published July 29, 2020