Preparing Our School Facilities for Reopening Safely

In facilities management we've been taught to "Not reinvent the wheel" and to reach out to those who have experienced a similar issue or problem. Well, when the pandemic hit in 2020, who did you turn to? Exactly, no one in the facilities environment had faced this previously, so everyone scrambled and based whatever decisions being made on the CDC, WHO, DOH, etc., guidance.

Normal looks different in a post COVID-19 world as the country reopens and schools prepare to welcome students back to the classroom this fall. Facilities play a critical role in implementing new protocols to ensure a safe and a healthy environment for students, teachers, and community. Join us in a webinar with Keith Watkins, CDF, Assistant Director of Facilities for City School District of New Rochelle, NY, for tips on cleaning procedures, increased preventative maintenance and overall safety while reopening schools.

What you will learn:

  • Why taking a "surface and air" systems approach makes sense
  • Putting together the right plan for reopening your schools
  • Providing peace of mind now and in the future

Date: Thursday, July 30, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. (Eastern) / 12:00 p.m. (Central) / 10:00 a.m. (Pacific)
Duration: 1 hour

Keith WatkinsSpeaker:
Keith Watkins, CDF, Assistant Director of Facilities for City School District of New Rochelle, NY

Ask Questions:
The webinar concludes with a live Q&A session.

Webinar Access:
All registrants will have access to the live event and an on-demand recording of the presentation. If registrants want to watch the presentation again or have a scheduling conflict, they can register and access the on-demand version of this webinar, which will be available after the live event.

A special thanks to our sponsors for providing this free event.

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HALO Smart Sensor provides security of privacy and common areas, air quality monitoring and facility management. It detects vaping, THC, gunshots, fighting, chemicals, smoke, CO and Co2, tampering attempts and much more. HALO can confirm when facilities have been cleaned and alert to harmful humidity levels attributable to the spread of diseases.

SDI is the digital supply chain services partner focused on MRO and essential PPE for the NYC Department of Education and other major industrial and retail organizations. In response to COVID-19, SDI is making its extensive supply chain, PPE-as-a service, and risk assessment services available to K-12 districts.

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