The current pandemic has significantly changed the way students are taught and how facilities are used and cleaned. It has also brought to light the larger role schools play in our overall economy. The resources here can help school operations personnel in the short term with assistance in cleaning, air quality and circulation, and general guidance for safe reopening. In the long term, these resources can be used to inform strategic planning, facility design, and operations goals to move towards healthier environments for students, staff and the public.
Read more about cleaning and disinfecting during a pandemic here.
To help schools deal with new issues related to the pandemic, the Business Environmental Program hosted a series of ASK THE EXPERTS Roundtables in 2020.
ASK THE EXPERTS: Cleaning Nevada Schools During COVID-19
ASK THE EXPERTS: Cleaning Nevada Schools During COVID-19 – Transportation Edition 06/18/20
Other Resources for Schools Include:
Guidance from the Nevada Department of Education
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers
Healthy Green Schools and Colleges
Healthy Green Schools and Colleges has extensive resources for schools including downloadable checklists for cleaning, ATP information, training procedures with videos, and re-opening plans from schools and universities around the country. For more information click here.