Emergency communications provider AlertMedia recently announced the release of mobile app features designed to keep workers safe wherever they are in the world. As offices reopen, business travel resumes, and offices experiment with hybrid work environments, the app can help keep dispersed workers connected and informed about threats to safety and security anywhere around the globe.
While the debate regarding the opening of many schools continues, it looks as if distance learning and school administration will continue to some degree.
Creating a safe and secure learning environment has always been a top priority for campus security professionals and administrators, but it becomes more and more complex with the constantly changing landscape.
Youth vaping, or e-cigarette use, has risen significantly in recent years, even as rates of other types of nicotine use by youth have fallen. The lack of proven nicotine-use cessation options for youth makes prevention critically important. Detection is a central part of prevention, since youth tend to hide vape use from parents, teachers, and other adults. Promising new vaping detection technology being developed may hold the key for reducing youth e-cigarette use rates in schools.
On Friday, May 14, the Department of Homeland Security released a National Terrorism Advisory System bulletin suggesting that as pandemic-related restrictions begin to ease, violent extremist groups may take the opportunity to strike.
On the campuses of Pima Community College in Tucson, Ariz., a new security force has been out on patrol, learning the ropes before students return to campus full time. An egg-shaped security robot on wheels has been placed into service to act as a mobile security camera, emergency call box, first-alarm-raiser, and more.
With cold weather on the horizon, the likelihood of accidents caused by slick conditions will be increasing, creating yet another safety concern for schools to manage during the pandemic.
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, leadership at the private college began exploring how they could safely resume on-campus classes in the fall of 2020 and maintain operations should isolated parts of the community contract COVID-19.
The University of California, Davis is offering its students a monetary incentive to stay home for spring break. Students who opt for a quiet “staycation” over a more traditional college spring break experience will receive $75 in gift cards. The offer comes as the U.S. approaches the one-year anniversary of coronavirus-related shutdowns and restrictions all around the country.
Following Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement that he was revoking the statewide mask mandate the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has updated its public health guidelines for state schools.