CloroxPro Offers Back-to-School Cleaning and Disinfecting Tips

September 5, 2023

The back-to-school season sparks joy for educators, students, and parents alike. While they’re busy preparing for the enrichment ahead, education facility leaders are reminded that the new school year also brings with it a new cold and flu season.

To help prevent the spread of illness and hospitalizations, Jordan Bastian, senior infection preventionist within CloroxPro™’s clinical and scientific affairs team, has shared the following tips on how to implement cleaning and disinfection protocols at schools.

Set a Plan

It’s never too late to develop a plan that outlines roles and responsibilities for who cleans what spaces and how often. Establish what you consider high-and low-traffic areas to ensure spaces that require extra attention get the proper cleaning and disinfection they need. To do so, CloroxPro has an online transmission risk assessment that can help.

Train Your Staff

Next, equip your staff with proper training. With burnout and staffing shortages impacts across the industry, online education tools like the ISSA Online Learning Center can help conserve resources and fill knowledge and skill gaps, helping your team members perform at their best.

Choose the Right Disinfectants

With your team ready to jump into action, consider what product you need to perform the job. Bastian recommends tackling germ hot spots like restrooms, classrooms, hallways, locker rooms and gyms with an EPA-registered disinfectant product.

For more specific cleaning needs, such as removing soil and stains or mold and mildew, you’ll want to make sure the product you use is specifically formulated for the task.

Empower Teachers to Help

Consider empowering teachers to participate in regular cleaning and disinfection habits and support them with the necessary products to help keep their classrooms clean. As students travel from one class to the next, teachers can wipe down desks and other shared surfaces, helping to reduce the potential spread of germs before the next class.

For more details on how to facilitate a clean learning environment, check out Back to School: A Goldilocks Approach to Cleaning and Disinfection on the CloroxPro website.

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