In an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, many school districts across the country have closed their doors for the spring semester, transitioning to distance learning and virtual classrooms for the remainder of the school year. In order for students and staff to return to their classrooms in the fall, districts must consider guidelines that protect the health and safety of all occupants. To do this, each learning space must be carefully evaluated to ensure infection control protocols are being met and accommodate social distancing wherever possible; this includes classrooms, cafeterias, gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms, and common areas.

View the PDF below to read the k-12 education design guidelines for infection control.

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Doug Everhart


K-12 Education Practice Director | Principal
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If you need an expert in K-12 education design, look no further than Doug Everhart, a vice president and our K-12 practice director at Henderson Engineers. Although he is well-known for proactivity and responsiveness, what really makes Doug stand out is his awareness and knowledge of a client’s needs with a great understanding of the future of education design. Doug leads a team of education experts, and lucky for us, he is as talented in fostering a strong work ethic within his team as he is in designing innovative learning environments for the students and teachers who use the spaces he’s been creating for more than a decade. His calm and steady leadership throughout the design process makes him a favorite with clients. No surprise he’s a favorite of ours, too.