The CDC has come out with requirements that schools are to follow durng the pandemic in order to protect students, teachers, staff, and other guests that will be on your campuses. The article below outlines the CDC guidelines and highlights some of the best practices that should be followed. Enjoy the article and contact us with any questions you have or to see how System4 of Indianapolis can help you in the fight against the spread of viruses in your schools.
Wayne Holland – President, System4 Indianapolis
Cleaning, disinfection, and hand hygiene in schools has become more important than ever. School administrators are faced with challenges on how to protect the health, safety and well-being of students, teachers, staff, families and communities. The CDC states that schools are required to:
- Develop Your Plan
- Implement Your Plan
- Maintain Your Plan
Recommendations are based on CDC’s current knowledge of COVID-19 in the United States. The CDC guidelines are meant to supplement – not replace – any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which schools must comply.
Why is Cleaning and Disinfection Important?
COVID-19 can be reduced and killed from surfaces, objects and hands if the right products are used correctly. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person, but it may also spread by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose or eyes. Cleaning and disinfecting can reduce the risk of spreading infection by reducing and killing germs on surfaces people frequently touch, according to the CDC.
Who Will Clean, How Often and Where?
Cleaning and disinfecting reduce the risk of spreading infection by removing and killing germs on surfaces people frequently touch. Consider cleaning and disinfecting more frequently at your school to reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. It’s important to make a plan with staff and teachers to discuss obstacles to more frequent cleaning and disinfecting and ways to overcome them. If the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting or correctly cleaning and disinfecting is a concern for your school, then hiring a professional cleaning company is a solution. System4 is an industry leader in commercial cleaning and disinfecting. With over 100 years of commercial cleaning experience, System4 will work with you to create a customized cleaning and disinfecting program that will fit the needs of your facility. System4 is CDC compliant and uses products that are on the List N: Disinfectants for use against SARs-CoV2.
Lastly, it is important to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces – playground equipment, door handles, desks – within the school and school buses at least daily or between use as much as possible. This may include adding areas or surfaces to standard procedures for disinfect. If the increase in disinfecting of high touch point surfaces is a concern, System4 is well-prepared to step in and ensure that your school stays CDC compliant. Whether 1x/week cleaning or 7x/week cleaning… day or night, System4 has you covered!