In an effort to protect students and teachers from COVID-19, Horry County Schools are installing plexiglass workstations.
These new workstations will provide a barrier between students and teachers and potentially diminish the spread of the coronavirus. The South Carolina Department of Education provided Horry County Schools with around $4 million worth of plexiglass for these workstations to be installed.
The installation of the plexiglass workstations will begin on Friday, November 13th at elementary schools in Horry County. Due to their age and the overall importance of in-person learning, officials are eager to get all elementary school students back in the classroom as soon as possible.
Horry County Schools is hoping the installation of these special workstations will help get students back to full five days a week in-person learning. Most of the workstations should be installed in elementary schools by Sunday, November 22nd.
The same plexiglass workstations are also expected to be installed in middle and high schools in the coming weeks.