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SAFETY FIRST! 3rd Party COVID Audit

In preparation for in-person learning resuming for middle school students (6th grade Feb. 16 & 7th/8th Feb. 18), Walla Walla Public Schools has contracted with NV5/DADE MOELLER© to perform a comprehensive third party COVID Preparedness Review of middle and high school campuses. The audit includes a review of facility and personnel practices against the latest CDC and WaDOH guidance on re-opening schools, to ensure campuses, HVAC modifications and COVID protocols are compliant with the latest standards.

Additionally, it incorporates a review of physical areas, employee work arrangements and administrative controls to ensure necessary protocols are in place to minimize exposure to pathogens for staff and students.

Stephen Bump, a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Health Professional from NV5, performed on-site inspections today at Garrison and Pioneer Middle Schools and Walla Walla and Lincoln High Schools as another layer of safety as students begin returning to in-person instruction.

“This comprehensive third party audit ensures the district has fully reviewed and implemented all of the safety protocols and procedures recommended from state health officials and industry experts,” said Superintendent Dr. Wade Smith. “This serves as an additional layer of protection for all staff, students and parents and is a part of our continued commitment to keep students and staff safe.”

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