Mt. Vernon Middle School receives temporary quarantine rooms


Mt. Vernon Middle School recently received a temporary quarantine room to provide short-term isolation for up to two students who may experience COVID-19 symptoms while at school. It was donated by Hamilton Exhibits and provides students with a secure environment while they wait to be picked up by a guardian.

The rooms follow CDC guidelines and are easy to sanitize, portable and kid-friendly and can be customized. The rooms also can be repurposed, which may include COVID-19 testing purposes in the future.

“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,” MVMS Principal Ben Williams stated.

Supt. Jack Parker said the rooms will have long-term uses.

“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,” Parker stated. “It’s a nice solution for us and we’re very appreciative to have it at our schools.”

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