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When will schools reopen?: Preparing classrooms during COVID-19

Plexiglass partitions. COVID partitions. CDC recommended physical barriers.
A high-school chemistry classroom with table-top partitions from KTM Solutions

Reopening more safely

Reopening schools remains a topic of heated debate and frequent Google searches. But one thing is certain: safety should always come first. Whenever schools do reopen, one safety measure recommended by the CDC is the use of physical barriers, such as plexiglass partitions.

Here’s a look at how schools in Charleston County, SC, are preparing for in-person teaching this fall. (Families can also choose online instruction.) This news coverage by WCSC in Charleston explains the benefits plastic partitions can provide to schools, particularly in allowing educators to make the most of the space they have available while still reducing the risk of direct particle spread for themselves and their students.

What KTM offers

At KTM, we’re offering similar options that we think are even better, custom designed from high-quality materials for each order. As districts consider how to reopen, when they’re able, here are some key features to keep in mind:

  • Not all rooms allow enough space for students to sit 6 feet apart. While air purification is also important, partitions let students sit closer together—even in groups—with decreased risk of particles spreading when students talk, sneeze, or cough.

  • Safety is more important than aesthetics, but we believe you can have both. We strive for clean designs that provide extra protection without distracting from the learning environment.

  • Classroom materials should serve classroom functions. Our clear partitions are easy to disinfect and make fantastic dry-erase boards—students can personalize their space or work in pairs on opposite sides of the same partition.

Let us help

Looking for partitions? Let us know! Whether you need partitions for a business, a school, or some other venue, our engineers are ready to help you with a custom solution as you work to make your space as safe as possible.



KTM is a team of professional engineers that partners with manufacturing companies to overcome challenges and deliver the custom design solution and the expertise you need for your project.

Our Products & Services

KTM utilizes a staff of registered mechanical engineers (PE) that are qualified in the design and analysis of advanced machines, fixtures, lifting systems, and mechanical structures. We design and analyze for sufficient strength, optimal mechanical performance, and safety in accordance with industry standards and governmental regulations.

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