JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) — One of the largest school boards in Florida unanimously approved the use of transparent protective barriers between student desks for this upcoming school year.
The district reportedly estimates a total cost of $4,000,000 to install the screens throughout county schools.
Other protective measures include moving desks 6-feet apart where possible and incorporating online teaching.
The school district says the screens fall in line with the CDC’s considerations for schools, which recommends the installation of barriers “such as sneeze guards and partitions, particularly in areas where it is difficult for individuals to remain at least 6 feet apart.”
The CDC also recommends physical guides, such as tape on floors or sidewalks to keep lines of students at least 6 feet apart.
According to Duval County Superintendent Dr. Diana Greene, the barriers are “adding a puzzle piece to create a safer environment for students and employees.”
Here are the latest headlines on FOX8.com
- Two Texas police officers fatally shot while responding to a domestic disturbance
- University Hospitals seeing increase in Emergency Room cases for COVID-19 symptoms
- City of Cleveland notified of 73 more confirmed cases of COVID-19
- Florida man sprays hydrogen peroxide all over city streets to help combat COVID-19
- Report: Washington to change team name from Redskins ‘over the next few days’