The Sebring Local School District has a new tool to help them stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Quad-Sink is a portable hand washing station that can be moved throughout the schools or to various events.

The handwashing station has separate sinks allowing four individuals to wash their hands simultaneously without having to stand near others without barriers.

The district plans to use the station in the McKinley Jr./Sr. High cafeteria during lunchtime and at public events, including football games.

“The addition of the Quad-Sink to our school and events will allow for increased personal sanitation while providing the social distancing needed to remain safe,” says Toni Viscounte, Superintendent for Sebring Local School District.

Sebring is one of 23 area schools receiving Quad-Sinks produced by Personal Protected through the Mahoning County Board of Commissioners 2020 Federal CARES Act Funding. Quad-Sinks have been installed across the valley, including on the YSU campus.

The Quad-Sink can accommodate more than 700 hand-washes in an hour and 6,000 hand washes before needing to be restocked.  The sinks are designed with low volume touchless faucets, touchless soap dispensers, and touchless paper towel dispensers for a safer, no-contact hand-washing experience.

Personal Protected began to make handwashing accessible to large groups of people when COVID-19 impacted festivals and fairs.

The New Middletown-based concession manufacturing company, Hitch Hiker, switched gears from concession trailer manufacturing and began Personal Protected.