Our schools are essential to our communities, livelihoods and our future. School closures due to the coronavirus pandemic are causing significant damage to our children and economy. Administrators, parents, and teachers are facing seemingly impossible decisions, confronting the negative impacts of students staying home or going to school. We can no longer evaluate which is more damaging: we must figure out how to safely reopen our schools, and keep them open.
Elevant has partnered with parents, teachers, administrators, and local health officials to provide responsive solutions capable of solving the most critical challenges facing schools. By using a holistic approach, we’re capable of helping all (even financially distressed) schools adopt solutions that allow them to reopen and stay open.
No one said it’d be easy; taking on the biggest challenges facing education in 60 years. There are no silver bullets – but schools have already proven to be able to safely reopen (and stay open) with a holistic approach using Elevant solutions. We’re installing powerful spread prevention tools and implementing the most reliable and proven means of eliminating contaminants.
We’re providing schools with an affordable path forward with Four Health and Safety Solutions that can be used standalone or together, providing greater effectiveness and enhanced accuracy when integrated.
99.99% effective against SARS-CoV-2, bacteria, and molds on surfaces and in the air at much lower costs than manual disinfection methods.
Rapidly communicate policy updates, while keeping occupants safer with health screening, Access Management and Occupancy Management.
Securely trace contact history without disclosing personal information. Laser precision helps you stay open.
Confidently respond to critical incidents such as positive tests with effective communications to executives, staff and response teams.
The CDC guidelines dictate levels of cleaning that are unsustainable for schools: entering the room, cleaning with soap and water, drying the surface, applying disinfectant, letting the chemicals sit for 10 minutes, wiping down, and then moving on to the next room. And they recommend that process for every time classes change. The current method is time-consuming, expensive, and leads to the overuse of toxic chemicals.
Based on peer-reviewed research, it takes just a few minutes for Ultraviolet Light to kill 99.99% of coronaviruses on surfaces and in the air. This proven, safer, cost-effective solution lasts 20 years, providing both continuous and on-demand disinfection against bacteria, mold, and viruses.
CDC guidelines require schools to make decisions that take into account the community level of transmission. Access Management ensures that students, staff, and visitors entering your building have been properly screened for symptoms. Once inside the building, occupancy management software provides alerts when thresholds are exceeded and even helps enforce social distancing.
Utilize software designed to screen visitors before they enter your location. Visitors check-in, self assess and review location policies and procedures. Location managers monitor access, receive alerts, set policies and run reports, helping keep locations protected and free from external risk.
Paper attendance records can lead to school shutdowns, even in the case of just one positive test. The CDC guidelines state schools need to develop a plan with state and local health departments to conduct case tracing in the event of a positive case. Keeping schools open requires the granularity only generated by digital contact tracing.
Instantly trace contact history for positive and symptomatic individuals, without disclosing personal information. Hyper-accurate, FERPA-compliant contact tracing is essential for schools to satisfy requirements and remain open. We offer in-building and campus-wide solutions that can be used standalone or combined for industry leading accuracy.
To reopen safely, the CDC says schools must develop a proactive plan for when a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19. For schools already over-burdened by on-campus threats and safety incidents, COVID-19 has pushed schools beyond their limits.
Build trust, save time, and contain infection rates with automated triage and step-by-step protocol management. Effectively respond to positive tests and safety concerns with integrated communications between students, parents, staff, response teams and health care providers.
Our Education Consultants identify relevant solutions, applicable programs, and incentives, handle all of the paperwork and administrative processes so you don’t have to. We also present a complimentary ROI comparison against your current costs and provide unbiased insight into the feasibility of our solutions.
Many schools are under tremendous financial strain due to the ongoing pandemic. Lack of state and federal funding, donations, and declining enrollment have created financial uncertainty in all sectors of education. At Elevant, we’re not only answering the questions on how to reopen safely, but also answering how you can pay for it. We’ve created financial programs by leveraging public and private funding sources, tax incentives, grants, and other programs to provide the funding required for our School Health and Safety solutions.
Furthermore, we keep you informed as our researchers identify new funding programs that become available in the future.
For example, one program example is the QIP deduction provided in the 2020 CARES Act. When you invest in building upgrades — e.g., installing UVC lighting — you get a tax deduction for the project costs. Building upgrades are called qualified improvement properties (QIPs). In the past, this QIP deduction was taken over a 39-year period, resulting in a 2.5 percent write-off each year.
That’s now changed. The 2020 CARES Act allows a full deduction of project costs in a single year, with no limit on the size of the project. That creates huge savings.
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In this white paper we provide a playbook for how energy and operating savings from building technology can fund the safety requirements for building re-entry throughout a pandemic. We walk you through a cash flow positive approach that fosters the safety of your building and its occupants.
Elevant is recognized as a leader in the design and implementation of Safe and Healthy Building Solutions nationwide. Certified engineers design solutions precisely to clients’ needs, based on numerous scientific studies and our years of specific experience in environmental disinfection. In response to high demand, we have increased stocked products and scaled our nationwide installation and onboarding teams to support new geographies.
UVC Disinfection designs can be turned around in 48 hours. With an engaged client, implementations can be completed in just 45 days, providing you with a safe, resilient workplace.
Access Management, Anonymous Contact Tracing, and Incident Response solutions can be purchased and implemented in less than two weeks. More than 100,000 users in Denver Public Schools were successfully onboarded on to our Access Management solution in just 10 days.
All solutions are certified ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and are registered with the FDA and EPA.
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