In total, 215 devices have been acquired that measure the levels of carbon dioxide in the environment in real time, to check if they are within the limits recommended by the WHO, or if in a specific classroom it is necessary to adopt other measures The Puerto Lumbreras City Council continues to implement all the necessary measures so that the municipal offices and educational centers of the town are as safe as possible to face the second wave of the pandemic.
Along these lines, the mayor of Puerto Lumbreras; María Ángeles Túnez, has announced a pioneering initiative in the Region of Murcia, through which the City Council will provide 215 carbon dioxide meters that determine the air quality in each of the classrooms of all centers education of the municipality: municipal network of nursery schools, Infant Education, Primary Education, Secondary, Baccalaureate, Professional Training, Language School, Adult Education and Music School. "The City Council fulfills its promise in less than a month since we met with directors and AMPA's to agree on measures regarding ventilation in classes against COVID-19.
The priority for this Government team is maximum security for the entire educational community of Puerto Lumbreras against the virus.
Prior to this provision of meters, a study has been carried out by the municipal technical services to know the technical characteristics and needs of each classroom in terms of additional ventilation.
they measure CO2 levels in the environment in real time, to check if they are within the limits recommended by the World Health Organization, or if in a specific classroom, it is necessary to adopt other extra ventilation measures ", explains the mayor . This action thus complements the measures that were already implemented for the beginning of the course, such as the reinforcement and hiring of 4 new cleaners for the disinfection of schools in the morning, in addition to the ordinary afternoon service.
In addition, maintenance and works were carried out for the development of the centers, opening and signaling of accesses, improvement of gardens and patios, and disinfection by a specialized company, together with the reinforcement of surveillance in entrances and exits of Civil Protection and Local Police, and the specific training on prevention carried out to all municipal personnel related to educational centers as well as the provision of material, screens and signage for the schools themselves and also for the Municipal Music School . The carbon dioxide meters that will arrive and will be installed in the coming weeks, will make it possible to determine the quality of the air in a closed space and control the existing parameters at all times in a classroom or room, in order to minimize the spread of COVID- 19.
This is a measure recommended by various institutions and studies worldwide, with which Puerto Lumbreras becomes the first municipality in the Region of Murcia to carry it out.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras