Desk shields donated to Tulsa elementary school to prepare for return to in-person learning

VIDEO: Local company donates 500 desk shields to classrooms

TULSA, Okla. — Students at a midtown Tulsa elementary school will have extra protection whenever it is that they return to in-person learning.

A Zarrow International School parent donated 500 “desk shields” from his company “Little Desk Shield" to the school for the eventual return to the classroom.

The company said they just started producing the shields this summer as a more cost-effective way to keep students safe.

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Sept. 16, 2020 - A desk shield donated to Zarrow International School in midtown Tulsa.
Sept. 16, 2020 - A desk shield donated to Zarrow International School in midtown Tulsa. (FOX23)

The shields stick to three sides of the desk, providing an extra barrier of protection for students against the spread of COVID-19.

Zarrow International Principal Denise Marquez told FOX23 she’s thankful for the donation which will allow them to put a shield on the desk of every student at the school.

Students at Zarrow and across the Tulsa Public School district are still staying home and learning virtually, but the shields will be there for when they can return to classrooms.

Teachers at Zarrow say they are thankful for the donation because they are ready to see their students in person.

Students are expected to spend significant time in their classrooms once they return, doing P.E. and art virtually through Zoom and eating lunch in the classroom.