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Making decisions in troubled times

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March 2021

Considerations for Safely Reopening American Schools

The following documents support making decisions about reopening schools and procedures to facilitate safe and successful reopening. We are providing COVID-19 perspectives, information, and guarded advice based on our present understanding of immunology, public health, and 40+ years of providing practical health and safety advice to schools. However, we are dealing with a historic unknown and perspectives and preferred practices will evolve. We have learned much about COVID-19 and schools safely operating which is important to share.

Educational leaders are facing their professional lifetime career challenge — we are committed to providing support.

COVID-19 UPDATE

  • Testing Students
  • Ventilation Concerns
  • Toxic Disinfecting and Procedures

COVID-19 UPDATE

Benchmarking School COVID-19 Risk through Differential Carbon Dioxide

Our understanding of a school’s safety and COVID-19 will benefit greatly from institutionalizing a program identifying the difference between the levels of carbon dioxide or C02 outside the school and CO2 inside the classroom and other school areas. This relationship is identified as “differential carbon dioxide” or dCO2 and can roughly calibrate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 within a school. The burdens of CO2 outside and inside the school serve as a proxy for SARS-2 exposure and the consequent risk of COVID-19.

Interested in participating in a free webinar about benchmarking COVID-19 risk in schools?

See related videos from Wall Street Journal

COVID-19 and School Air Quality

The Immune System and Schools Addressing COVID-19

Public and Private Recovery of COVID-19 Financial Losses and for Supporting New Safety Requirements

Crisis Communications and School Administration – COVID-19

Learning From Other Nations – COVID-19/School Reopening

Posters for download - Schools and COVID-19

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Public health COVID-19/school posters which have been developed by the Environmental Resource Council, free to download and utilize.

Talking Walls poster series

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Our Talking Walls posters focus on a variety of public health topics. Free to download and print.

Current Issues

Renaissance of the American School Building

A history of failures and successes in efforts to provide healthy physical school environments.

We published the first version of the Renaissance of the American School Building over a decade ago, then updated it just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the obvious focus on reforming unhealthy school environments.

Pesticides and Best Practices for Property Management

A 16-minute video program narrated by Bruce Bomier and supportive written material for those working with pesticides, especially around children.

School Districts and Solutions to Water Challenges

Educating students wisely about water in the 21st Century is vital and should include modeling quality water ecology for school property.
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Reopening Hair Salons

Haircare facilities which focus on protecting haircare professionals will contribute to a safer community.
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Books by Bruce Bomier – Available on Amazon

Governing the Internet

Like the printing press and other historic changes in how we communicate, we face both wonderful advantages and threatening consequences with the internet and cyberspace.  See on Amazon...

FICTION

The Valley of the Purple Mist

Deep in a Central American jungle lies a strange valley, feared for centuries by the native Mayans. The unearthly valley holds a profound and ancient secret. See on Amazon...