This fact sheet outlines the key components of a comprehensive cleaning program for your entire school. It describes the difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, and provides tips and best practices for custodians and maintenance staff to prevent the spread of communicable disease.
Safe and healthy school buildings are the business of everyone, but custodians and maintenance staff play a significant role as the front line guardians of the school environment. School buildings are complex facilities that are densely populated with children and adults, making them susceptible to infectious disease outbreaks such as colds, the flu and other diseases like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Having a comprehensive cleaning program for your entire school can help prevent germs and the spread of disease.