With nearly half of all schools in the United States back to full-time learning and the distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations steadily increasing, the odds that even more American teachers and students will return to full-time learning for the 2021-2022 school year looks promising; but with what caveats in tow?
Public health experts analyzed the current state of affairs and have come up with their best projections as to what parents, students, and staff can expect for the 2021-2022 school year, and their answers indicate that we will all have a bit of preparation ahead of us.
What to Expect for the 2021-2022 School Year
Social Distancing Measures Are Likely To Remain
As of May 2021, children under 12 have not yet been approved for the COVID-19 vaccination and are highly unlikely to be approved and vaccinated before the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Even so, new strains of the virus are being discovered, raising questions about the effectiveness of vaccinations. With so much uncertainty, even researchers from Harvard’s School of Public Health believe that prolonged or intermittent social distancing may be a necessary precaution for schools and businesses into 2022.
All in all, these facts indicate that schools should anticipate continuing with their current social distancing precautions, including the use of Social Distancing Floor Decals to keep students and staff six feet apart, and Social Distancing Signs to remind students and staff of necessary guidelines.
The Same Goes for Personal Protective Equipment & Sanitizer
Essentially, until children under 12 are approved for the COVID-19 vaccination, we can expect to keep all social distancing and personal protective measures in place. This includes wearing face masks and installing Hand Sanitizer Stations throughout your institution to encourage hand hygiene when proper hand washing is not possible. This also includes Acrylic Sneeze Guards and Tabletop Sneeze Guards between desks, classrooms and lunch desks, and within offices.
Social Distancing Products for your School
If thinking about what kind of School Social Distancing Products your school needs for the 2021-22 school year has you feeling overwhelmed, Safely6ft™ can help!
Sneeze Guards & Protective Barriers
We carry many of the social distancing products schools and campuses rely on to keep students and staff protected as public health officials work towards solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Whether you are in search of Mobile Sneeze Guards that teachers can easily maneuver around the classroom, Hanging Sneeze Guards ideal for the Secretary’s or front office desk, or 4-6 Person Table Top Acrylic Sneeze Guards perfect for separating students sitting at a multi-person desk, you will find the right protective barriers and Sneeze Guard Requirements you need to install them correctly all in one place.
Window, Wall & Door Signs
No matter what level of education your students are currently in, Wall, Window, and Door Signs serve as a simple yet effective daily reminder for students to respect social distancing guidelines and perform proper hand hygiene whenever possible. Young students will love our Superhero themed CDC Handwashing School Bathroom Sign, while high school and college students can benefit from informational Stop The Spread of Germs Info Sign.
Social Distancing Floor Decals
Keeping in step with other social distancing guidelines are our Social Distancing Floor Decals. These decals serve as a visual reminder and placeholder for proper distancing while waiting in line in the cafeteria, to enter the school, at public school events, and more. Your school can keep it simple with Round One-Way Arrow Floor Signs spaced six feet apart, or have a bit of fun with Round Emoji Social Distancing Floor Signs!
No matter what your school year looks like in the upcoming 2021-2022 year, Safely6ft™ has the products to support your needs. Shop today!