Salem Schools Make Changes To Protect Against Coronavirus

SALEM, N.H. (WBZ NewsRadio) — In Salem, desks of students and teachers will be surrounded in a three-sided clear shield, similar to those currently being used by supermarkets checkout lane.

Debbie Payne is the Assistant Superintendent for Business Operations at Salem School District. She said every aspect of the school will be modified to keep the students safe and healthy.

"The teacher will also have a shield to be behind, when students or staff are behind those shields, they are able to remove their masks," Payne said. "Otherwise, students and staff would be expected to wear their masks in the hallways, when they get up from their seats, when they are moving around the classroom.

In the lunchroom, students will use touch-free payment systems. Each student will receive five cloth masks.

If a family is still uncomfortable, remote learning is also an offered option.

WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports

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