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10 Signage Options for a Safe Seattle School Re-opening

May 03, 2021

As more Seattle schools start to re-open their doors, administrators are scrambling to ensure the safety of the students. Such concerns as improving ventilation in classrooms and determining how to promote safe social distancing are at the forefront of the minds of educators.

Signage also plays a significant role in conveying valuable information for students, parents, and teachers alike. Read on to learn more about the top 10 signage options that can help promote safety as we hopefully pull out of this pandemic once and for all.

Social Distancing Signs

COVID-19 social distancing signs are critical to helping to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone who steps onto campus. They serve as a daily reminder to students and educators of the rules and policies currently in effect. 

For example, brightly color and easy-to-read vinyl floor graphics show students where to stand when queuing up in the lunch line, classroom, or administrative offices. This helps prevent kids from absentmindedly bunching up in groups where it's easier to transmit disease.

Vinyl Graphics

Vinyl wall graphics come with a durable adhesive that allows them to stick to almost any surface. You can place them over bathroom sinks to remind students of the proper way to wash their hands or use them in the hallways to promote one-way traffic.

Sidewalk Signs

Also known as A-boards or A-frames, sidewalk signs are ideal for getting a message out to anyone who walks by. You can opt for a dry-erase, chalkboard, or magnetic sidewalk sign that will allow you to use it over and over again. Many schools put them right in front of the school gates to remind everyone that masks are required or in the parking lot to help direct traffic.

Facemasks and Gloves

Kids will be kids—and many will inevitably forget to bring their facemasks to school or accidentally drop them on the dirty playground floor. Many Seattle schools are purchasing gloves and facemasks in bulk and then distributing them to teachers to pass out to students as needed. School nurses can also benefit from these types of personal protective safety supplies.


Teachers already use posters inside their classrooms as a valuable educational tool. You can also use them to promote safe social distancing rules or other sanitary measures. This will help drive the message home to the students that this pandemic is something that they need to take seriously. 

Outdoor Banners

Even though schools are re-opening, the situation is still a bit fluid, and administrators will inevitably have to make changes to the rules as safety dictates. Outdoor banners allow you to quickly get a message out to a large number of people in the most efficient way possible. You can install them in the school parking lot, near the front gates, or use them at school rallies in the gymnasium. 

Pole and Panel Signs

Pole and Panel Signs are great for promoting school pride and announcing important dates to cars that drive by. They also serve to promote trust in parents as they can clearly see that your school is doing everything possible to help ensure the safety of students, parents, and teachers.

Protective Shields

Many schools are now using protective shields on teacher's desks, administrative offices, and anywhere students will need to interact with an adult. The guards are made out of a durable and see-through plexiglass material that resembles glass. However, unlike glass, the plexiglass won't shatter into a million tiny pieces if it falls or is struck by an object. 

Parking Lot Signs 

There's an excellent chance that many Seattle schools will need to change how vehicle traffic flows inside their parking lots. Temporary or permanent parking lot signage can help prevent confused parents and traffic jams from occurring. They will help inform parents where to park and students where to stand to ensure safe social distancing.

Yard Signs

Yard signs are an economical way of quickly getting information out to the public. Made out of durable cardboard or Coroplast material, they can stand up to anything the Seattle elements throw at them. The thin wire that attaches to the sign and goes into the ground won't damage the lawn or require maintenance workers to patch up holes after the sign has served its purpose.

Seattle Covid-19 and Social Distancing Signage

We hope the above ideas have provided you with some inspiration regarding the many signage options available that can help facilitate a safe school re-opening. If you would like to learn more or have questions, please send us an email or give us a call.

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