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School Administrators: 5 Important Recommendations On Masks At School

Include cloth face coverings on school supply lists and provide cloth face coverings as needed to students, teachers, staff, or visitors who do not have them available. Ensure that all students and staff are aware that cloth face coverings should not be worn if they are wet. A wet cloth face covering may make itContinue reading “School Administrators: 5 Important Recommendations On Masks At School”

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Learning To Adapt

Administrators, teachers, parents and students all wonder what the new school year will bring. Which things will work and which won’t. Uncertainty and necessity have led to re-imagining home schooling and distance learning as well as the creation of new models including pandemic pods, virtual tutoring, and hybrid in-person/on-line models. As concerns about socialization ofContinue reading “Learning To Adapt”

Beistle face shield

Face Shields Add Extra Layer Of Protection

White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx and the top U.S. infectious disease doctor Anthony Fauci have both recommended using face shields or goggles as an added layer of protection in preventing the transmission of Covid-19. In a recent interview with Fox & Friends, Dr. Birx said “The thing about the face shields — weContinue reading “Face Shields Add Extra Layer Of Protection”

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Wash Your Hands!

Hand hygiene has become a normal topic of conversation in the era of Covid-19, and for good reason. Touching your face and eyes with contaminated hands is one of the easiest ways to become a pandemic statistic. When should you wash your hands? Here’s what the CDC says: Before, during and after preparing food BeforeContinue reading “Wash Your Hands!”

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Signs Of The Times

Our world is filled with signs. Street signs, traffic control signs, informational signs, warning signs. Signs work because they provide information or instruction when no-one else is around. When well designed and properly placed they are extremely effective – and cost effective – ways to alert staff, customers, visitors and students to hazards, requirements, directionsContinue reading “Signs Of The Times”

Young children walking on street

Study: Young children may be as likely as others to transmit COVID-19

It turns out that young children may pose a larger risk for transmitting COVID-19 than previously thought. New research released by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that kids under 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have a lot more of the virus’ genetic material in the nose, when comparedContinue reading “Study: Young children may be as likely as others to transmit COVID-19”

Child size face shield from Beistle safety products

Face Shields or Face Masks? Which is better?

Face Shields or Masks? Which is better? Here is a great article comparing the benefits of a Face Shield and a Face Mask. This article references the journal JAMA suggesting that Face Masks used in conjunction with hand washing, social distancing and increased testing could help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The JAMA article mayContinue reading “Face Shields or Face Masks? Which is better?”


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