As the September 30 deadline approaches, only about 7% of ARP ESSER funds have so far been spent. Educators have given the issue careful consideration, but decisions must be made soon. How can schools most effectively invest this temporary funding?
Hand Washing Stations
Inclusive design means making a space feel welcoming for all people. How is this different from, say, designing gender-neutral bathrooms? Inclusive design goes further. It improves bathroom efficiency and reduces wait times because each stall is available to any person looking to use it, regardless of age, gender, and ability.
In Fall 2020, the Garden Grove Unified School District knew hand washing and hydration would be critical to re-opening for on-site classes. They called their ELMCO® Stewart rep to see how Acorn Engineering and Murdock Manufacturing could help.
General guidance for all workers and employers is in line with CDC advice, but OSHA recommendations for specific industries, including construction sites, are more detailed.
The CDC encourages the use of hand sanitizer when hand washing stations with soap and water are not available, but the FDA recently discovered toxic wood alcohol in some brands. Find out if your hand sanitizer is safe!