Norristown, PA – Colorado teachers may refuse to return to work in the fall if specific conditions for school reopening aren’t met. The president of the Colorado Education Association president has told the public that teachers want a bigger say in precisely how school districts plan to implement safety protocols when students and faculty return to classrooms in the fall. Some of the safety protocols that teachers represented by the union would like to see are mask requirements, restrictions on movement within school buildings, and smaller class sizes. According to the union, nearly eight in 10 teachers are not willing to return to work unless the schools take adequate protections.
The conversation taking place in Colorado regarding safety procedures in schools is one that is being had all over the country. The overwhelming opinion among teachers, parents, and the public is that masks should be either mandatory or strongly recommended in classrooms when school begins in the fall. Secure Components absolutely supports this notion. “Overwhelming research has shown that masks help prevent the spread of COVID-19,” says Secure Components COO Stephan Halper.
Districts that are planning to resume any level of in-person instruction in the fall are currently facing the responsibility to source masks from reliable, trusted companies specializing in masks such as N-95 and personal protective equipment (PPE).
Halper says, “We want public and private schools located anywhere in the country to know that we can get them what they need to keep their teachers and students safer as they try to create productive learning environments while dealing with unprecedented challenges.” As a trusted-supplier with contracts with multiple government agencies, Secure Components has the sourcing channels, quality-control measures, and understanding of PPE to deliver authentic N-95 masks to its customers.
Secure Components is cautioning school leaders to be wary of fly-by-night vendors that have popped up since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unproven, untested vendors often use what might be considered dubious supply sources without using any quality-control measures before passing products on to clients. Relying on PPE and mask suppliers that are not proven can open up a school or district for liability issues.
Secure Components is a reliable N-95 NIOSH mask supplier trusted by many well-known companies. “We have appreciated your dedication in trying to assist with our PPE needs during this difficult period, and have been pleased to not only receive the products you promised but at the agreed-upon pricing,” says Universal Health Services president, Marc Miller, in an endorsement of Secure Components. He adds, “It has been difficult to find trusted sources during this period, so we were pleased to create a relationship with your company and appreciate the service that you have provided.” Universal Health Services is one of the many enterprises in the health, commercial, education, and industrial sectors that Secure Components has contracted since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Secure Components would like school authorities and educators to know that the company has the infrastructure and experience to meet the demand for high-volume, long-term orders of N-95 NIOSH masks and other forms of PPE. Secure Components is accepting new contracts in anticipation of the 2020-2021 school year. As a long-term vendor for agencies like the Department of Defense (DoD), the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and NASA, Secure Components can offer the level of professionalism needed by schools implementing mask policies. Schools and other businesses seeking masks are encouraged to reach out to the Secure Components team.