At my Ontario elementary school the teachers have been provided a 2 months supply of medical masks, a face shield, and the office has plexiglass. Each classroom has 2 large bottles of hand sanitizer (we have been told this is for the year...as each classroom has a sink). There are one way and social distancing stickers on the floor. The water fountains have been covered. Carpets, bean bag chairs and anything with a fabric surface have been removed from the classroom. Desks have been arranged so the students are as far from each other as possible. Recesses are half the school at a time. Extra hallway monitors have been hired to monitor bathrooms and halls during class time and 1 extra part time custodian is being provided but has not been hired yet (school starts Monday).I just spoke with one of the neighbors who teaches at a private school in Virginia. It sounds like they're organized much better than my mom's school. They reconfigured rooms to accomdate spaced-apart desks (they're using common areas and the cafeteria, for example), students eat lunch at their desks, everyone is wearing masks and teachers are encouraged to hold classes outside. The only negative is that they have rooms without windows.
How many schools with how many teachers and students? How much protective equipment has to be bought? How many laptops have to be bought? What else to they have to do in order to accomodate online learning? Are there schools that go back in person and if so, do they have to hire additional teachers because they have to shrink classroom sizes and are there adjustments to the classrooms that they have to make (like enlarge the room, reconfigure rooms, upgrade the A/C etc).
This is it. Everything else is the same. Full classrooms. No tech in the school because it is all in the community with the distance learners.