Return Health Disinfecting Procedures

Proper Disinfecting Procedures
Return to Health

Overview

Regularly disinfect high-touch areas throughout the day. Frequently touched surfaces in the school include, but are not limited to: 

  • Door handles 
  • Light switches 
  • Sink handles 
  • Bathroom surfaces 
  • Tables 
  • Student Desks 
  • Chairs 

If an individual who is positive for COVID has been physically present, the spaces where the individual spent a large proportion of their time (e.g., classroom or office) should be disinfected. Frequent disinfection can pose a health risk to children and students due to the strong chemicals often used and so is not recommended in the school setting unless a positive case of COVID has been identified. 

Consistent with recommendations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the district strives to select disinfectant products with ingredients that reduce the impact on those with asthma. 

Inventory Controls

  • Order supplies for start and plan for inventory management:
    • Face coverings — for students and staff, individuals can be encouraged to use their own cloth face covering 
    • Disposable face coverings for sick room. 
    • Face shields or goggles for sick room and for teachers 
    • Hand sanitizer — in every room, used by every individual entering 
    • Spray bottles and disinfectant and paper towels — every room to clean surfaces 
    • Gloves — for use in case of vomiting or helping sick or injured students 
    • Thermometers — thermometer needed at each site for sick room. 
    • Handwashing stations if insufficient sink access at sites. 
  • Back stock of PPEs 
  • Proper ordering procedures from central location/system 
  • Use of district-approved products only