Mt. Vernon has received a Temporary Quarantine Room (TQR™) at Mt. Vernon Middle School to help with the process of CDC-recommended, short-term isolation due to COVID-19. These rooms provide a safe space to quarantine up to two students who show symptoms for COVID-19. Mt. Vernon continues to follow the guidance of our county and state health departments, which includes isolation guidelines. This Temporary Quarantine Room was donated by Hamilton Exhibits and provides students with a secure and comfortable environment while they wait to be picked up by a guardian.
Not only do they follow CDC guidelines, but these “TQRs'' are easy to sanitize, portable, and kid-friendly with the ability to customize. The rooms can also be repurposed, which may include testing purposes in the future.
The TQR will be extremely helpful while students and staff are in school, especially with the addition of safety precautions. Mt. Vernon’s top priority is creating and maintaining a safe and healthy school environment that gives families the peace of mind to return their kids to a classroom setting.
Pictured above is the quarantine room set up at the Mt. Vernon Middle School. In response to his thoughts on the TQR, Ben Williams, Mt. Vernon Middle School Principal, said, “Health rooms are so busy; our nurses are working so hard. It gives us an opportunity to isolate students in a separate area from our active health room.”
Superintendent Dr. Jack Parker shared, “Schools always need customizable space. It’s going to be able to serve us for a long time, for many reasons, well beyond our need during the pandemic. It’s a nice solution for us and we’re very appreciative to have it at our schools.”
Mt. Vernon thanks Hamilton Exhibits for their generous donation that will bring Mt. Vernon students, teachers, and families, more peace of mind during these challenging times.