Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting
Maintaining a safe and healthy environment is a top priority in our schools. The district will continue the daily cleaning of all facilities, with special attention given to specific high-use areas such as door handles, knobs, and buttons. We will utilize safe and effective products that comply with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Cleaning and disinfection will be following Department of Environmental Health and Safety Standard Operation Procedures and DCHHS recommendations.
The district will continue to utilize disinfectant spraying systems to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The disinfectant is a safe, environmentally friendly, and powerful disinfectant product. It systematically removes and destroys dangerous microorganisms in the environment. The disinfectant product contains a protective polymer that inhibits the growth of microorganisms for up to 90 days.
Classroom teachers will be able to leave out any items they want to be disinfected, including computer keyboards, math manipulatives, books, etc., which will allow us to minimize the transmission of germs. This routine disinfection complies with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines regarding disinfecting facilities and will allow students to engage in classroom activities.
Campus custodians have received professional development on the process of deep cleaning facilities. In addition, they have received training should a confirmed case of COVID-19 be identified on campus or specific site requiring it to be closed for a designated amount of time as recommended by the CDC.