Getting Ready for Safe and Healthy In-Person Learning
For Safe School Reopening, it is important to follow the CDC guidelines for healthy schools. As recently put in place, this guidance can mean the difference between a safe school for your staff and teachers and safe in-person learning for your students or the risk of exposure and the spread of COVID-19 throughout your learning community.
According to the CDC, [guidance dated 3/2021] success for schools reopening and staying open is dependent upon the ability of the school to implement 5 recommended, science-based mitigation strategies:
- Sufficient supply, and consistent and correct use of masks,
- Social distancing [now 3 feet] with physical desk barriers and/or student masks in classroom settings,
- Rigorously observed Hand Hygiene and respiratory etiquette,
- Consistent, Regular Deep Cleaning and Disinfection,
- Contact tracing in collaboration with the local health department.
The CDC indicates that consistently using these 5 strategies will provide sufficient mitigation of the in-building risk of infectious transmission to allow for safe and healthy in-person learning environments. That means you will be able to confidently begin and continue with in-person learning.
What Tools Are Available?
The first step is knowing exactly what is available to help create a space for students, teachers and staff that is infection-free. We have identified several American Made products, technologies and tools that have been designed to meet or exceed the CDC recommended levels and standards.
These are some of the tools that can be central in your strategies to mitigate infectious transmissions, detect potential health risks and proactively address those risks for the wellbeing and sense of security for students, staff, teachers and parents.
FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR MORE EASILY
Access Point Health and Public Safety Tools
Building, Room, Hallway and Area Health Tools
- Surface Wipes Details →
- Electrostatic Disinfection Spray Systems More Information →
- UV-C Full Room Disinfection Details →
- UV-C Air Purification Systems More Information →
Personal Health Protection and Social Health Tools
The Voice of Experience
Dr. Deborah Feinberg, Ed.D.
Doctor of Educational Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University
Asst. Supt., New Providence School District, Retired
Returning to full-time, in-person learning in our schools this fall is a goal that educators across this country share. As educators, we have always been committed to implementing best practices in our classrooms and in our schools. To achieve our goal of re-opening our schools to all students this fall, we need to honor that same commitment.
Navigating the landscape of new products and technologies, gathered together in a term known as PPE (personal protective equipment), is a daunting task. In a landscape that seems to be changing all too frequently, it is essential to find the right partner with the knowledge, commitment, and responsiveness needed to do the job efficiently and effectively.
The team at Critica PPE has the knowledge and expertise to evaluate the myriad products in the marketplace to identify the best options for your needs. The Critica team is committed to assisting you with the process, from selecting and ordering the materials you need, to assuring their effective installation and implementation. And the team is aware of and sensitive to the financial constraints under which all this must be accomplished.
Working with Critica PPE will assure that, as you engage your community in the process of return, you can do so with complete confidence that you have the right plan and the right products to present to your community.
Your resource for information, guidance and the tools for a safe and healthy return to in-person learning.
We are here to help you sort through the available options. For this, we have brought together the most innovative and affordable mitigation measures and tools available. You can read the latest COVID-19 Mitigation News from the CDC, The US Department of Education, and authoritative sources on our Special Safe Schools Resource Page.