In this article, Dr. Ken Roy and Kevin Doyle condense information from the CDC about COVID-19 and present it to teachers as a guide for instructional methods and safety procedures. They tailor the information to science teachers, giving them ways to do their part in fighting the virus and protecting their students. The article begins with a list of school systems and devices that must be checked before the school opens and continues on to explain what must happen once the students are back in the classroom. Roy and Doyle provide a list of health issues that make one more immune-compromised, a list of symptoms, a list of what items and surfaces must be cleaned regularly in the classroom, and a protocol for sick days. They also explain extensively the importance of masks, how to properly wear a mask, and what kinds of masks are actually effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The most helpful portion of this article for science teachers is at the end; Roy and Doyle provide lab safety guidelines. Teachers must make sure they can socially distance their students and themselves, they must sanitize any shared material or surface after each use, and everyone in the room must wear goggles and a mask. Instead of leaving teachers to figure out how to juggle these new safety procedures on top of normal lab safety procedures on their own, this article also includes alternative ideas for labs during this pandemic.
This article deserves a 10/10 rating. All the information is backed by research from the CDC and condensed in a helpful, convenient format. I would recommend that every science teacher read this.