Viruses do not typically survive on surfaces for an extended period of time. To clean surfaces and objects wipe them down with the provided cleaner and disinfectant wipes. The most effective way to remove the virus is using a towel and cleaner to wipe it away. Just like when you wash your hands and the virus goes down the drain with the soap and water, the virus on the surface is wiped onto the towel. After cleaning, dispose of single-use towel or launder reusable towel.
Custodians clean and sanitize used spaces daily and high use areas multiple times per day.
To ensure used spaces get clean make sure your building team is communicating with custodians on which work spaces are being used. If working remotely from the classroom, teachers should try and use one area of the classroom. If using a part of the classroom outside of your normal area, leave an obvious note for the custodian.
Do not bring in your own cleaning products. Mixing cleaning chemicals can be hazardous. Every building has access to appropriate cleaning products. If you need more, ask your custodian.
- Spray bottles of cleaner
- Disinfectant wipes
- Cleaning rags
Custodians order cleaning supplies through the district work request system. Coordinate with the staff requesting supplies and the building custodian.
Case Response Cleaning
In the event of a positive COVID-19 case affected rooms may have to be closed down for 24 hours. The closed rooms should be well ventilated, opening up windows and doors as safe and able. Custodians will clean and sanitize the room after 24 hours has passed.
Staff and students from the affected room will need to relocate to an alternate room until after the cleaning is complete.