- All existing BPS bottled water coolers were professionally cleaned, disinfected, and repaired or replaced by WB Mason this summer. Coolers are being placed at accessible locations - with appropriate access to get water, and access for custodians to wipe down daily as part of their "high touch" cleaning protocols.
- Traditional water fountains were turned off and will no longer be available for use. Bottled water, coolers, and cups have been provided for schools instead.
- Any bottle refill stations at schools will remain on. Water filters have been changed.
- Plumbing staff has been flushing all domestic water systems and fountains prior to school opening, following guidance from MassDEP. Flushometers and faucets have been repaired where needed.
- HVAC cleans and chemically treats cooling towers/condenser water systems, monitoring in real-time for proper water chemistry levels to ensure there are adequate biocides to ensure legionella or any other bacteria are controlled.
- Wall-mounted sanitation stations being installed at entrances and exits.
- Each classroom will have two 33.5 oz pump bottles at sanitation stations in all classrooms.
- 3 month supply of paper towels, toilet paper, disinfectant spray bottles available in every school.
- 30 Foggers on hand, 125 ordered to arrive on September 8. The Foggers will mist all 125 schools every Wednesday and Saturday.
- BPHC has reviewed and approved daily BPS cleaning protocols and the communicable disease cleaning protocols, which are already in place.
Wall-mounted sanitation stations
The Mist Fogger/Blower allows for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting large open areas without the need for direct surface contact.