Disinfecting Schools 

When it comes to every back-to-school checklist, disinfection is a number one priority. While it’s very crucial, disinfection is not effective on its own. You can disinfect every part of the school. However, those efforts will not matter if staff and students don’t physically distance themselves, don’t wear masks, and much more.  

Health officials and education leaders are working hard to establish programs that allow schools to safely reopen.  

To avoid the spread of covid Fresno, here are several tips you can follow when disinfecting schools: 

Educate Families 

One of the tips you can follow is to educate families. They should know everything about Covid-19 symptom identification, screening practices, use of face masks, physical distancing guidelines, disinfection measures, and much more.  

You can do this via take-home flyers, webinar training, the website of your school, and social media platforms. Aside from keeping a safe school environment, this will also help keep a safe home environment.  

Intensify Disinfection and Cleaning 

Clearly, you do not have control over the actions of your students. However, you do have control over their surroundings. There is no excuse for the cleanliness of your school for as long as it’s been out. Each building needs to be disinfected and clean when students come back to school. 

Disinfecting and cleaning aren’t the same. You have to perform both to encourage safety and health. 

  • Disinfecting helps kill both viruses and bacteria from surfaces 
  • Cleaning can get rid of dust, dirt, and other debris from surfaces. You can get rid of germs with this process. However, it won’t kill viruses or bacteria.  

You have to increase your focus on disinfecting areas that are touched frequently. They’re called touchpoints. These surfaces include drinking fountains, cafeteria trays, lunch tables, desks, countertops, faucets, light switches, and door handles. 

Encourage Hygiene Practices 

Hand washing is the main defense against Covid-19. The reason for this is that it gets rid of germs. It also protects against infection. For those who don’t know, it is also crucial to prevent touching your nose, mouth, and eyes. Also, when you sneeze or cough, make sure you cover.  

Before they come back to school, you need to educate your students on proper health hygiene. You need to keep on educating them after. When it comes to educating younger students, you’ve got to take more time. Publish signs around and in the restrooms, common areas, and on classrooms where students tend to stay.  

You should also promote your staff and students to always wear a face mask. If possible, try to provide masks for them so that they won’t have any excuse.  

Incorporate General Measures 

It’s extremely crucial to maintain and build communication. Safeguards and guidelines will probably change. Keep on communicating with local officials and work with other educational institutions. Also, you’ve got to plan for closures in the future and establish a response to possible outbreaks.  

Also, you should create a plan that supports students that are at risk. These are people with existing health conditions. You should not allow them to return to school.