TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Tupelo School District is stepping up its cleaning programs. The new changes are part of the COVID-19 blueprint plan set by the district.
Carmen Gary is the principal at Parkway Elementary School. She said with the coronavirus increasing and more cases of the delta variant, she is hoping new cleaning equipment can help lower the spread.
“We want to make sure that our students are safe," she said. "That’s one of our district goals is always provide a safe learning environment for everyone.”
Right now, the school is sanitizing classrooms and other spaces at least four times a day. Workers use fog disinfected sprayers that are 99.9% effective and wipe down areas. The school is using touchless water fountains and temperature scanners.
Executive Director of Operations Charles Laney said these demands are challenging, but are needed.
“We’ve had our ups and downs in there, but we have a good team in place throughout the district that is willing to do whatever it takes," he said.
All schools in the district are following these new procedures.