2020 has brought a range of challenges for our nation. For months, restaurants, retail stores, and businesses were forced to close their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic, and have only been able to offer limited services or operate remotely. Now, as more public spaces start to open back up, many school districts are also considering the idea of resuming normal operations.
But in order to do so, certain safety measures will have to be implemented. Schools will need to be creative about how they can continue to provide education while also being safe and implementing social distancing measures.
These custom furniture solutions from the Supple Collection can help schools prepare for a safe reopening and navigate the unusual challenges of the 2020-2021 school year.
Reopening for Schools: What to Consider
Before we dive into the specifics of what your classrooms need this school year, let’s talk about your plans for reopening. Here are some things you may want to consider as you prepare your campus for reopening:
• How will you ensure access to surfaces that need to be sanitized regularly?
• How will you maintain social distancing and other guidelines established by the CDC and WHO?
• What type of signage will you need to remind students about safety guidelines?
• Do you plan on changing the layout of your classrooms now and/or in the future?
Furniture Solutions for Schools from the Supple Collection
The Supple Collection specializes in making custom furniture solutions for learning spaces. Here are some products that we recommend for schools who plan on reopening for the 2020-2021 calendar year.
A large amount of interaction occurs in the classroom at teacher desks. Teacher desks can be protected with Sneezeguards that limit contact with bodily fluids.
Mobile chairs and workstations are great because they give teachers the ability to rearrange their classroom with ease. As guidelines become more relaxed and there’s less risk involved, teachers may find that they want to change their classroom layout back to normal. Mobile workstations can also be moved around to accommodate different types of socially distant classroom activities such as art projects and science labs.
Jelly Mobile Shelves
In order to maintain social distancing, you may find that you need to convert your computer lab, science lab, gym, or other rooms into classrooms. Our Jelly mobile shelving units are great for housing book collections that need to be moved around.
Get Help with Implementing the Right Solutions in Your School
Do you need help with preparing your school for reopening? The Supple Collection is here to support you! Call today to learn more about our design services and custom furniture solutions for schools.