Safely Go Back to School: The Importance of Social Distancing Solutions for Educational Institutions
Keeping Your Distance
Keeping your distance in tight quarters can be a challenge, but not impossible with a little print ingenuity. Directional floor graphics, similar to what you see at grocery stores, can help guide students and staff members around your school campus safely. Additionally, floor graphics can assist with keeping social distance around desks, common areas and even in elevators.
Barriers For Success
As the government’s phased approach to reopening progresses, additional safety precautions are needed to ensure social distancing. The plexiglass barriers that are now a common sight at checkout counters can be installed to keep teachers and administrative staff safe as well. Acting as a cough and sneeze guard, desk partitions are a great option for front offices, classrooms, and collaborative areas. Additionally, safety partitions can serve as a divider between combined seating and shared desks.
Encouraging Personal Hygiene
Reminding everyone to keep their distance, wash their hands and cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing can be achieved with targeted signage. To be effective, place signage in high-traffic areas such as building entrances, elevators, teacher lounges, and cafeterias. Consider aligning your signage with the tone and design of your school’s logo or school colors to keep your brand identity consistent throughout the campus. Installing hand sanitizing stations and providing gloves and masks can further encourage personal hygiene.
While educational institutions continue to keep a pulse on what’s needed to keep everyone safe, KDM is doing the same. We’ve adapted our workplace to comply with social distancing standards and designed new product offerings to meet customers where they are in the reopening process. For easy solutions to assist with COVID-19 compliance efforts, download our Educational Institution Blueprint for Success. Review all of our social distancing solutions — including print, partitions and barriers — all designed to mitigate risk during these uncertain times.