HOPE – All 600,000 square feet of Hope Public Schools classroom and other education infrastructure, along with all school buses, will undergo a second treatment to protect against the COVID-19 virus, and other pathogens on Friday.
All HPS facilities will be closed to the public on Friday, and no teachers or students will be on campuses.
Henderson, Arkansas-based Ecovasive Arkansas Infection Control, the franchisee for Georgia-based Ecovasive Southeast Infection Control, will perform the treatment work beginning at 7 a.m. at the HPS Administration Building.
The Friday treatment schedule includes buses and maintenance buildings, 8 a.m.; Yerger Middle School/Head Start, 9 a.m.; Hope High School, 10:30 a.m., Bobcat Clinic, 11:30 a.m.; Creative Action Team School, Noon; Clinton Primary School/ABC PreK, 12:30 p.m.; Beryl Henry Elementary School, 2 p.m.; Hope Academy of Public Service, 3:30 p.m., and other facilities as required by contract, 4:30 p.m.
Ecovasive uses a treatment known as PreventX 24/7 which is intended to work against pathogens such as Influenza, COVID-19, Norovirus, Strep, Staph, MRSA, E-coli, and TB, according to the company.
The treatment is intended to remain effective up to 90 days, the company said.
Tim Martin of Ecovasive Arkansas Infection Control treats a classroom during an August application of an anti-microbial which is intended to work against the COVID-19 virus and other viral strains. The second treatment of four annual applications of the PreventX 24/7 anti-microbial which the Hope Public Schools has contracted through the Henderson, Arkansas-based company will be applied Friday. All HPS facilities will be closed to the public and no teachers or students will be on campus Friday. The treatment is effective for up to 90 days, according to the company. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools