COVID-19 Germ Shields In School Classrooms

Security Tips During the New Normal for School Districts

Posted on August 31, 2020

Many schools in Texas are either back in session or working online until campuses are best prepared to welcome students back in person. We know that school districts are concerned about safety measures with regard to coronavirus and the new school year.

Aside from social distancing and mask enforcement, security equipment can also be used to implement your district’s guidelines and keep your students and staff safe.

Here’s a look at some of the ways that your district can use modern technology to its benefit as we all continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Order Germ Shields for Each Desk

Many industries have implemented germ shields to protect their employees as they service customers. These shields are a simple barrier placed between people that doesn’t create too much interference with regard to communication.

Fortunately, germ shields are a cost-effective solution that your district can add to its classrooms for extra safety.

We are able to help your district order germ shields in bulk quantities and even within specific size parameters. We will also help guide your staff with cleaning tips that ensure the continuous safety of your shields throughout the year.

Install Access Control Around Campus

Prior to coronavirus, most schools made the majority of their entrances available to staff and students at the beginning and end of the day. However, with social distancing efforts in place, districts have begun to allow access to a select set of doors while locking up remaining entrances.

This practice allows staff to filter in students while also keeping larger groups socially distant via scattered entry points throughout the school. Some schools may decide that they need to switch up which doors remain locked throughout the day. Instead of sending someone around to handle contaminated door knobs and lock doors manually, invest in an access control system for your campus.

Access control allows your school’s leadership to limit or increase staff access to entrances on campus through technology alone. With access control installation, you are in charge of who enters the building, and when.

Perform Maintenance on Your Surveillance Cameras

With social distance measures in place like spread out lunch seating and limited bathroom capacity, your staff will need to have its eye on student activity throughout the day. Before school starts, perform maintenance on your surveillance equipment and ensure that your cameras are ready when school starts. Well-functioning surveillance allows you to:

  • Keep track of appropriate entrances and exits
  • Maintain order in the hallways during the school day
  • Ensure that students are complying with your school’s mask policy

Keep Your Campus Secure With The Security Center, Inc.

If you know that your district needs security upgrades or help making its schools ready for in-person lessons, The Security Center, Inc. can help! We are Texas’ trusted one-stop shop for all things security-related and are ready to guide your district in the right direction. Contact us today to learn more about our available products or to schedule an appointment with our team for a building inspection.

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