Classroom Layouts to Maintain Social Distancing

School districts, colleges and universities are announcing plans to resume in person education in the fall. To maintain social distancing guidelines, classroom configurations must evolve to balance educational effectiveness and student safety. 

Utilizing protective shields combined with a classroom configuration that promotes social distancing is key to ensuring student safety while still fostering a comfortable learning environment.

Middle & High School Classrooms

A traditional classroom configuration with 30 chair desks in rows

A traditional configuration does not promote social distancing or comply with the CDC guidelines to reduce possible exposure.

A traditional classroom with 12 chair desks to allow proper social distancing

A reduced classroom size with desk at a 6ft social distanced  can help reduce possible exposure and spread of COVID-19. 

Elementary School Classrooms

Flow collaborative groups with Classroom Health Shields

Using Alumni’s Flow Student Desks creates a pentagon-shaped table for 5. By placing Classroom Health Shield on each desk, students are provided double protection, a “must have” in close quarters. 

Traditional 18x24 desk groupings with Classroom Health Shields

Popular 18″ x 24″ Student Desks can be arranged in a variety of ways, including a pod of 4, with 4 feet of separation in the center. Adding Classroom Health Shields to each desk surrounds the student with protection on three sides. 

Dutch Jones

Executive Vice President of Sales

As Executive Vice President of Sales, Dutch Jones leads the sales and customer service teams to achieve the company’s revenue goals. In his role, he brings a wealth of strategic and hands-on experience in sales, marketing, customer engagement and enterprise management.

Jones holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Clemson University. He is also a board member of AOPD. 

Yancey Jones Jr.

Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Yancey Jones Jr is responsible for all operations and support departments, as well as acquisition integration. Following his father’s legacy, Yancey has fostered business mergers and reserved the company’s original objective of exceptional customer service, people and products.

Yancey holds a bachelor of science degree in business and a master of business administration from The College of William and Mary.

Lauren Jones

President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer, Lauren Jones provides executive leadership and corporate direction in collaboration with the EVP of Sales and Chief Operating Officer.

Lauren has been with The Supply Room Company since 2015. Prior to joining The Supply Room Company, Lauren served in a progression of marketing and communication roles in the software and architecture fields. 

Lauren holds a bachelor of science degree in sports management from Clemson University and a master of arts in communication from University of Georgia.