Parents are eager to get their kids back to school, and students will benefit from in-person learning when they are able to get back in the classroom. In-person learning offers several benefits for students, among which some are being able to problem solve with peers, less distractions and higher concentration, and easier access to information. Right now, everyone’s goal is to get students back into schools as safely and quickly as possible for their benefit. Students’ learning is suffering from prolonged elearning. Preparing your school for students’ return is meticulous but will benefit students and faculty for years to come.
Paint with Activa
Activa is a revolutionary product that uses the science of light energy, called photocatalysis, to help eliminate most microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi) and the substances they feed on. By painting your classrooms, hallways, and offices with Activa, you take one step towards protecting your students and faculty from germs. Air that passes by a surface painted with Activa can be cleaned and purified when light hits the surface. It also keeps the painted surfaces clean, helping eliminate germs from hands touching the walls.
Provide Hand Sanitizer & Sanitizing Wipes
Every classroom and bathroom should have at least one bottle of at least 60% alcohol hand sanitizer. Providing students with sanitizing wipes so they can wipe down their desks before and/or after they start school will help protect them at their desks. These sanitizing wipes can also be used to clean door handles, pens/pencils, and any other high-touch area/item. Having daily sanitizing sessions could help ease anxiety for children, teachers, and parents.
Help Students Remember Proper Health Guidelines
Print and post proper handwashing techniques in all restrooms to remind students to wash their hands well. Remind students when they go to the restroom to wash their hands before they return and encourage them to use hand sanitizer when they come back. Help students wear their masks properly and discuss the benefits of everyone following the rules and staying healthy. Keep reminding students to not touch their face and consider posting signs in the classrooms helping them to remember. If students need to stand in line for anything, place stickers or tape on the floor so they remember to stand six feet apart. Remind them that they are a community with their classroom, and nobody wants to be sick, so prevention and cooperation is the best first step.
Maintain Ventilation & Use Barriers if Necessary
If spacing students 3-6 feet apart in their desks isn’t an option, installing thin plastic guards to protect from sneezing, talking, and cough droplets can help keep students safe from air-traveling germs. If plastic guards are installed, ensure there is room for proper airflow at the top. Maintaining ventilation and airflow in every classroom is a great step towards protecting against the spread of Covid-19. Airflow ensures air doesn’t remain stagnant, which means germs don’t remain stagnant. Keep the air moving in every classroom by ensuring your HVAC system is working properly and has new or clean filters. Additionally, when the weather is nice and if classrooms have windows, opening the windows to allow for more airflow is another great option.
Protecting students and faculty is everyone’s top priority when opening schools for in-person learning. It can be difficult, but if everyone follows the guidelines and sticks together, then minimizing the spread of Covid-19 and other illnesses will be easier. Painting your schools with Activa can help reduce the number of bacteria and viruses in the air through the process of photocatalysis. Photocatalytic surfaces prevent the growth of microorganisms and do not allow the accumulation of substances from which they feed. Therefore, they are very effective against attacks from bacteria, fungi and microorganisms in general. For a limited time, receive a 15% rebate on all education-based purchases of Activa Coating.