Water

    • 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.

Sanitation

    • 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.

    Hand Sanitizer  
    Wall-mounted sanitation stations

    Fogger
    The Mist Fogger/Blower allows for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting large open areas without the need for direct surface contact.