Deep clean while students are away
Although most students and staff are not in school buildings during the summer months, germs and bacteria can still be present. The summer months are a perfect time to clean harmful pathogens, such as MRSA in schools, as well as Norovirus, C. diff and E. coli that may be lingering throughout the building. To help keep students, staff and guests healthy and safe, schools should take precautionary measures and focus cleaning efforts on high touch surfaces including drinking fountains, door knobs, desks, and counters. School facilities can minimize the spread of germs and bacteria by developing and adhering to cleaning schedules for each area of the building.
Gyms and Locker Rooms: School gyms and locker rooms are risk areas for contracting and spreading MRSA, since equipment is shared and locker rooms are considered a close contact area. These areas should be cleaned with EPA-registered disinfectants whose label claims to kill MRSA and other pathogens that might be lurking around. Areas that require rigorous cleaning include gym equipment, lockers, benches, chairs, door handles, light switches, and showers. While bleach and many commercial disinfectants are effective against MRSA staph and other staph infections, they contain toxic chemicals. Safer alternatives are now available. The 2XL Force and Force2 are effective against these bacterial infections and are safe for students and staff. This revolutionary product offers protection against hard-to-kill bacterial threats with only a 2-minute kill time. The use of this product can help reduce the spread of this dangerous infection.
Cafeterias: Prevent foodborne illnesses by deep cleaning dining areas and kitchens. Wipe down tabletops, countertops, chairs, food-prep surfaces, sinks, plating stations, and stovetops with an EPA-registered disinfectant that is effective against E. coli and Norovirus. 2XL’s No Rinse Food Service Sanitizing Wipes are nontoxic and safe products to use regularly. They are specifically formulated to maintain the high antibacterial standards expected in food prep and food service areas. Food Service Wipes are ideal for food-contact surfaces in school kitchens as well as any other that food-contact areas.
Restrooms: Restrooms seem to be in constant use making it difficult to keep on top of all the cleaning that needs to be done. School breaks provide the perfect opportunity to deep clean restrooms and prevent the spread of bacteria. To effectively clean school restrooms on a daily basis, opt for easy to use cleaning products that are strong yet effective in getting rid of germs. 2xL’s wipes are a good solutions to help keep high germ areas such as bathroom counters, sinks, door handles, and floors clean and disinfected.
It’s essential to deep clean all areas and prevent the spread of pathogens. Disinfect chairs, door handles, desks, and tables, with EPA-registered disinfectants that are labeled effective against specific pathogens such as MRSA, E. coli, Norovirus cold and flu viruses. Germ-free classrooms begin with germ-free hands. Make sure cleaning products are readily available for staff and students. 2XL’s hand sanitizers, and hand wipes are effective enough and can be used daily so everyone feels safer.
Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities can be a daunting task for educational staff. 2XL is a leader in developing safe, effective and easy-to-use disinfecting products that will help keep your school, staff and students safe.