If you’re a parent, school administrator, or teacher, you’re likely concerned about return-to-school protocols. Same as every year? Hardly. This year, as our nation and the world grapple with COVID-19, so too do our leaders have an entirely new and confounding set of considerations to tackle before our children enter the classroom. At SafetyCulture, we understand and appreciate the apprehension, as we know that there is nothing more important than the health and safety of our educators and children.
That’s the reason we’re making iAuditor available free-of-charge to K-12 and higher education administrators, and entire school districts nationwide in the United States. In doing so, we will help equip schools with a mobile inspection platform that makes it easy for anyone to monitor and manage safety and cleanliness protocols from any device. Already widely used in commercial and industrial settings, iAuditor enables schools to follow best practices and help decrease the risk of virus contamination.
Those schools returning in person can quickly implement safety and cleaning protocols with iAuditor checklists based on CDC guidelines. Administrators, teachers, parents and students will be able to view their school’s publicly available real-time data dashboard that shows the status of conditions and cleaning activities on the campus. Checklists and protocols can be modified to reflect the unique conditions and characteristics of each individual campus.
Randal Bassett, the superintendent of schools at Fontana Unified School District in Fontana California notes, “We’ve all seen pen and paper safety tasks and checklists on the backs of certain doors, but think of that in digital form, to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 at schools. We are rolling out the iAuditor app in all of our 45 schools so that our 36,000 students and nearly four thousand staff can stay safe. And we expect to see other districts join us!”
Our technology has already helped some of the world’s largest companies get safely back to business in heavily hit industries like retail and hospitality. We’re now focused on helping schools meet the immense challenge of a safe return.
For education safety-related checklists and resources please see the following:
- School Reopening Checklist
- School Transportation Checklist
- School Cleaning & Disinfecting Schools
- School Food Preparation Checklist
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