As states slowly begin to cautiously reopen, one aspect of reopening has remained questionable: when and how do we consider sending students back to school?
The answer – regardless of the school district or even the entire state in question – is fairly consistent: we have no idea.
On May 15, the CDC set out to begin to help districts answer this question, by releasing a set of guidelines to consider when reopening is a possibility. While still a large unknown, understanding how COVID-19 is spreading through a given community is the most important factor for beginning to make a plan.
While the suggestions are somewhat complex, the bottom line is this: there’s no single “right” or “wrong” that can be applied on a national or statewide level. Each district may have to make their own decisions on what’s best for their locality and students.
How Are Schools and Districts Moving Forward?
As each school examines their own case, they’re harnessing the power of technology and data when looking at options for the fall, while putting together comprehensive sanitation solutions and schedules to ensure that – when they do open – they can do so as safely as possible.
Best of all – they don’t have to do it alone. Using the right mobile data solutions, like those found in the COVID Command Center, districts can constantly evaluate conditions to make the decision that’s right for the safety of their students, faculty, and staff.
Reopening is on all of our minds. But, doing so in the safest, most well-advised way possible, is essential. Are you prepared? Is there a better way to move forward? What would help increase your confidence in your decision-making process?
We’d love to hear where you’re at, and to help put together a solution that is right for you. Start a chat with our team at the bottom of our site, today, to start moving in the right direction.
Here’s to a better way!