Jul 08
Child in a mask gets her temperature taken

Toolkit Offers Facility Ideas for Safe School Reopening

On July 8, THE Journal published an article highlighting a Back to School Facilities Toolkit created by Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools with input from the Center.

If you can run a COVID-19 temperature check every 20 seconds, three students can enter a lone school building entrance every minute. For a school with 100 students, that’s a 30- to 35-minute process; for a school with 500 students, it would take nearly three hours. In those scenarios, how would the students congregate for their health checks, and how many could the sidewalk by the entryway accommodate if students stood six-feet apart?

Those are the kinds of issues raised in version 1 of a new report developed by Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools.

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