As we all navigate a world where COVID-19 remains a threat to our health, schools of all types are trying to decide how best to serve their students in the fall. Balancing the need to provide a quality education with the need to keep students safe and healthy is a challenging situation for all schools. At AMI Graphics, we used our signage expertise to provide schools with signage ideas that help keep them operational and students and staff safe. In this article we will discuss some of these signage ideas from our Back to School Signage Guide.
Entranceways at schools are high-risk areas simply because all students and staff pass through the same doorways when they are coming or going. Proper signage near entranceways helps prevent crowding and face-to-face interactions in close quarters.
Using floor graphics that indicate which doors to use for entering or exiting a building help maintain social distancing guidelines and reduces the risk of passing airborne contaminants between students or staff.
A-frame signs are a great way to display the guidelines for entering your building before visitors enter the building. Because A-frame signs are freestanding, they can be positioned outside of your building and moved as needed.
It can be easy for any of us to fall back into old habits, especially in schools where students want to talk and have fun with their friends. Proper signage within classrooms helps keep your school’s guidelines on the top of mind of students throughout the day.
Tabletop sneeze guards in the front of the classroom where the teacher and students face each other helps reduce the risk of airborne contaminants from person-to-person. Our countertop guards are made from sturdy acrylic material and are easily washable.
Chair back decals are a simple way to ensure students read and understand the health guidelines within your school. People are twice as likely to retain information that they read versus information that they are told. The information on chair back decals will likely be retained by students because they will be observing them throughout the day in their classrooms. Complementing these signs with a larger sign like a Retractable Banner Stand by the doorway of each classroom helps to make sure students continue to follow healthy practices as they leave their class and enter crowded hallways.
These are just some of the ideas you will find inside our Back to School Signage Guide. As we get closer to the start of a new school year, having signage in place will make coming back to school a seamless transition for students and faculty. Download our free Back to School Signage Guide for ideas on how to safely reopen your school this fall. For custom signage options and questions, contact one of our signage experts today!