Disinfecting Your School for Reopening

 

disinfecting school for reopeningWith schools across the country debating and coming up with plans to reopen, whether full time, part-time, or somewhere in-between, there are new expectations when it comes to safety and sanitation for schools. When parents drop their children off at school, they expect them to be kept safe from harm and disease. Learn the best methods for disinfecting your school for reopening.

Clean the floors

Shampooing all carpets and rugs is a must for reopening a school. Germs can sit in these materials for long periods, and dirt can work its way to the bottom. Additionally, all tiles and other floors should be mopped very thoroughly. Floors are one of the most forgotten about surfaces in a school. They are touched by countless shoes each day and exposed to all sorts of dirt, grime, and germs. In schools, especially those with young children, you can never be sure how often kids will touch the floor only to then put their hands on their faces or in their mouths. As such, it’s important to clean the floors very well. This will help you prepare for reopening and it should continue to happen during the school year, as dirt can build up within a single day.

Disinfect desks, chairs, and objects

Children will spend most of their time in socially-distanced desks while in the classroom. While washing each individual desk and chair in the entire school would be time consuming and unrealistic to complete every day, using a professional cordless backpack electrostatic sprayer is not. You can quickly disinfect desks and chairs without taking up too much time or putting too much strain on the sprayer. These machines are designed to cover up to 23,000 square feet with only a single tank of fluid. This helps to save on labor and has superior coverage to keep your school infection-free.

Sources

For some great additional information, the CDC has resources for those preparing to reopen schools through disinfection.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/clean-disinfect/index.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/clean-disinfect-hygiene.html

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