With the debate going on among political leaders and school administrators and parents over the opening of schools this fall, there is another dimension of that discussion that is not getting media attention.
That is the security personnel who are serving as student and property guards at schools. This is usually a situation in which the threat situation involves someone who may be threatening violence to the staff and student body. Security guards are there to deter and thwart such incidents. However, in these pandemic times, the greatest threat to schools is the virus itself. And it is a threat to the students (who can contract it or become unwitting virus spreaders to loved ones back home) and the adult staff – including the security staff. This is true of smaller schools on up to large universities.
Our WWPro security guard staff are prepared for school opening duties, and are undergoing extra training and learning to be able to responsible protect themselves while protecting students, school staff and property.
Part of the school security guards’ responsibilities are participating in making sure that the students are practicing all the mediating measures that are in place for limiting the spread of covid-19. The number one job of our security guards to is maintain a calm, helpful demeanor during normal times or incident occasions. This is important for the students and staff well being.
We apply this same approach to all businesses that are open during this pandemic period, and employ our security personnel.