Safer School Environment
80% of teachers are concerned about their own health and risks regarding a return to in-person teaching for this school year, as shown in a recent NPR/Ipsos poll. This presents a challenge for the leaders of education around the country. To ease the worries of educators, we have some simple design alterations to implement and make the school environment safer and healthier in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Safe Classroom Configuration
A teacher’s home base is the classroom. Their desk is essential to oversee the class, write lesson plans, grade papers and speak with students. Safeguarding this home base is more important than ever, in the middle of the pandemic. The bluespace interiors’ specialists can custom fit transparent dividers to fit teachers’ and students’ desks mitigating the spread of germs while allowing for continued line of sight.
Safe, Calming Breakrooms
The teachers’ lounge is a getaway space to meet with fellow educators, review lesson plans and reenergize. With the added stress of the pandemic, reporting to work or dealing with worried parents and safety protocols is a concern; teachers need a welcoming space, safe and clean where they can relax or share time with others.
MyPlace Lounge Furniture Collection
Safe distancing can be achieved with larger-scale seating. Solutions include the MyPlace Lounge Furniture Collection. Large-scale lounge chairs anchor parts of the room while offering a natural buffer between everyone.
Our Connection Zone Lockers
A private space for storing lunch and extra masks can also direct foot traffic and delineate space in large breakrooms. Our Connection Zone Lockers can provide these benefits and are available in many sizes and security options.
Administrative offices are often busy with guidance counselors meeting students, parents dropping off forgotten sports equipment and general foot traffic. The need for a clean and healthy front office, to protect all who enter is vital.
Flexible Design Solutions
bluespace interiors offers flexible design solutions for administrators by prioritizing privacy and social distancing now and preparing for an open floorplan in the future. Tattoo Flex Screens will divide desks; add toppers to create extra height between workstations. Equip desks with Universal Height-Adjustable Screens. Staff can lift up to interact with visitors and push down for divided separation.
Finding Relief during Uncertainty
As schools open around the county, teachers and other staff members have increasingly expressed concerns about returning. bluespace interiors’ specialists will mitigate the uncertainty by implementing simple and smart design solutions like transparent dividers and Universal Height-Adjustable Screens, markerboard Tattoo Screens for sanitizing stations and messages, MyPlace Lounge Furniture and storage solutions with Our Connection Zone Lockers, so schools and their communities will be prepared, equipped and safe. Let’s get started, request a quote today.