Schools are a hotbed for germs even in the best of times. But now with the ever-changing environment with COVID-19, parents and school employees are more concerned than ever before about cleaning educational facilities well enough that the virus doesn’t spread through the classroom and halls.
How can we better clean educational buildings to ensure the lowest risk possible of transmitting a virus? Here are some tips for cleaning educational facilities that protect students, teachers, and anyone else who may need to go into a school.
- Clean More Frequently
This can be a challenge with daycares, schools, and colleges in session all day, but cleaning educational facilities regularly and more frequently than before will help reduce the spread of COVID-19, as well as the seasonal flu and other viruses. This may impact your contract, but in today’s ever-changing climate, most people are willing to put a little extra into cleaning to reduce risks.
- Clean High-Frequency Touch Points
Some commercial cleaners may do this already, but you need to pay special attention to high-touch surfaces like doorknobs, faucets, light switches, lockers, and more. If you’re cleaning a daycare or school that caters to small children, check play areas and other shared spaces for things that get touched or passed around. At Jani-King, make it a point to clean and disinfect all high-frequency touchpoints.
- Follow Official Guidance
There are many guidelines for effectively cleaning educational facilities. The CDC and World Health Organization both provide helpful tips for reducing the risk of COVID-19 and other viruses, but we also encourage you to check with your state and local health officials to find out if there are specific requirements in your area.
- Boost Personal Hygiene Practices
Cleaning crews encounter many potentially contaminated areas. Washing hands regularly can significantly reduce the risks of infection as well as the spread of hazardous germs and viruses.
- Consistent Cleaning Staff
Keeping the same cleaning team each time is not only better because they know the facility and can be more efficient, but having fewer people pass through your facility means a reduced risk of infection.
We know it’s critical to take special care in cleaning educational buildings and grounds that host students and teachers throughout the day. It may make the work a little more challenging, but in the end, you’ll feel have a facility that provides an environment conducive to learning.
For over 50 years, Jani-King has earned our trusted reputation by providing results. No matter what your needs may be, we can deliver a commercial cleaning program that provides consistent, quality cleaning and disinfecting that keeps your education facility safe and healthy all year long.