Electronic whistles offer COVID-19 protection to crossing guards
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing changes in unexpected areas...including how crossing guards do their jobs.
It's a rite of passage for any school kid. Hearing the familiar sound of a crossing. Guards whistles well. That simple signal is now changing because of Cove in 19 guards will have to wear masks. It sounds very similar to a regular whistle just amplified, so they've been handed a tool that doesn't require them to take the mask off and on. All we have to do is press a button. These handheld devices. It's a new touch for guards. A whistle you don't blow, but one you push. I think that they will be a much easier way. So we do not have to remove our face covering. If we know that's going to be hard to have a regular whistle. If we do not, you know, have these. The sheriff's office spent about $6200 on the 400 handheld devices, but it's also a great resource that is going to keep our crossing guard safe. The families and the Children that they come that they interact with each and every day twice a day, keep them safe as well. And since a lot of guards or older it's not taxing on their lungs, have to physically blow a whistle. Or you could have this as long as you need as long as you need to sounded, whether it's for a short three second burst or a 15 2nd an old tradition in a new cove in 19 World.