According to the CDC approximately 55 million students and 7 million staff attend over 130,000 public and private schools daily in the U.S.[i]
With numbers like these it is easy to see why influenza can spread so quickly in schools. The public is well educated about the peak flu season occurring November through March. But, this timeframe reflects when the majority of people are affected, which means people are actually developing flu-like symptoms prior to these months. So, the start of the school year is the perfect time to take precautionary cleaning measures in order to prevent the outbreak of flu from disrupting your teaching environment. Equally important though is maintaining the same standards of cleanliness throughout the school year, to keep staff and students safe.