Sink stations installed in Reception and Amighetti

12/10/2020

Lincoln School follows protocols set by authorities and prepares to receive students when allowed by the government.  

Anticipating setbacks and acting in a timely manner, this is Lincoln School’s mindset to ensure the safe return to the campus for our student community when the authorities allow it. Following the protocols of the Ministry of Health, we have completed the first stage of placing sink stations at the main entrances of the institution: Reception and Amighetti.

These are 8 sink units equipped with a washbasin, soap dispenser, and paper towels for hand drying. Stations are installed in such a way that they prevent face to face contact between people to avoid risks of contagion.

To increase the protection of our faculty, staff, and visitors, an acrylic divider was installed on the reception desk. Faride Chinchilla, our receptionist, is on the front line welcoming everyone who arrives at our institution. With this added layer of protection, she feels safer to do her job and also warmer because it blocks the cold wind breeze.

“I think the divider allows me to be at a safe distance to protect me in case I have to talk to someone, especially when some provider asks me to deliver or receive some document or package,” she said.

Oscar Camacho, Maintenance Manager at Lincoln School, commented that they are working at a steady pace to enable the second stage, which would be ready by the end of November. They will install 19 additional sink stations at the preschool and primary access areas, the cafeteria, and the bus parking area.

In addition, the purchase of at least 60 digital thermometers for temperature intake is being processed with special attention in the transport service. Oscar mentioned that 70% of the student population uses this service, so it is of paramount importance to take the student’s temperature – in each transport unit – before they board the school bus.

Another alternative discussed was the acquisition of temperature monitoring screens, similar to those used in airports. These are still being analyzed due to their cost.

The acquisition of these COVID-19 protection materials was made possible by a refund granted by the U.S. Embassy in the amount of more than $25,000. The funds were spent as follows:

Sinks$9,000
Acrylic Dividers$9,000
Thermometers$6,750
Facemasks$500
Total$25,250

As soon as there is noticeable progress in the development of the second stage, we will inform you of the progress of the works on our campus.