School Year 2021-2022
A schedule of cleaning and disinfecting will continue as during the 2020-2021 academic year following DPH guidelines. Our custodial staff has a cleaning and disinfecting schedule for all buildings which will be followed daily. We are hiring extra staff to ensure high touch areas including doorknobs and bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected at least twice daily or more!
Cleaning and Disinfecting
Areas that require cleaning and then disinfecting include: door knobs, desks, and bathrooms.
Per the Department of Public Health, most surfaces in the schools only require regular cleaning—such as floors, walls, light fixtures, most indoor items and outdoor items.
Porous materials, such as cloth, that are difficult to clean are being removed or avoided whenever possible. We are actively removing area rugs, any cloth materials in classrooms, cloth chairs in common areas, and any other commonly found porous materials.
Sprayers and foggers
The Department of Public Health STRONGLY DISCOURAGES the use of any sprayers or foggers in schools — they increase risk of respiratory issues such as asthma, and they do not provide additional benefit over manual disinfecting and all surfaces need to be manually cleaned prior to disinfecting with any method.