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Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Targeted Disinfecting – Classroom

This brochure outlines the key components of a comprehensive cleaning program for your classroom. It describes the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, and provides tips and best practices for teachers and paraprofessionals to prevent the spread of communicable disease.

Every day dozens of students and staff move in and out of school classrooms, making these environments uniquely prone to the spread of infectious diseases such as colds and the flu. The presence of frequently touched surfaces such as shared desktops and keyboards, as well as other materials, puts students and staff at more risk of spreading bacteria and viruses. Keeping these areas clean can help prevent germs and the spread of disease.


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