How to Properly Disinfect Your School Without Having to Shut Down Again

by | Nov 20, 2020 | disinfectant

We’re only two months into the school year, and schools are already shutting back down again.

If your teachers are frantically cleaning between classes and overwhelmed with COVID cases, it’s time to learn how to properly disinfect your school.

You’ve worked day and night to safely reopen, but without the proper disinfectant, the likelihood that you’ll host in-person classes after Christmas is dwindling by the day.

You dread the angry messages from parents and backlash from teachers that’s to come if you resort to virtual learning again.

But with COVID cases higher than ever before and flu season in full swing, you feel like you’re running out of options.

Thankfully, there’s still hope.

First, you’ll need to understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.

Cleaning vs. disinfecting

Cleaning makes the disinfection process more efficient by removing visible dirt and debris from the surface that you’re going to disinfect. Disinfection then kills the viruses and bacteria on this surface using a chemical-based process.

Unfortunately, your teachers don’t have enough time to do both in between classes. And after all, classrooms aren’t the only things on campus that need to be regularly cleaned and disinfected to keep your students and staff safe. 

1. Shared appliances and furniture

Shared appliances and high-touch objects like keyboards, computer mouses, art supplies, desks, and chairs, should be at the top of your disinfection priority list. 

These items become covered in bacteria when multiple people touch them everyday. Ideally, they should be wiped down with an antibacterial wipe before each use, or at least once a day.

2. Doorknobs and handles

Did you know that the flu can last up to 48 hours on doorknobs? Door handles are easy to forget about during your cleaning routine, but they should never be skipped over. 

Doorknobs should be disinfected with an antibacterial wipe or spray at least once per day, and even more in areas that are frequently trafficked–such as bathrooms. 

3. Bathrooms

It’s no surprise that restrooms are full of germs and bacteria. Because of this, they’ll need to be disinfected at least twice per day, depending on how many students you have on campus and the number of cases in your area.

Before starting, make sure to snap on a pair of disposable gloves. 

Antibacterial sprays and alcohol solutions consisting of at least 70% alcohol are ideal for bathroom sinks and countertops. It’s important to note that the manufacturer’s recommendations for dry time must be followed in order for any disinfectant to be effective. 

4. Cafeteria or dining hall

The best way to keep your cafeteria or dining hall clean starts with handwashing. Make sure all of your kitchen employees are washing their hands frequently and using gloves to handle food. 

Your dining area, kitchen surfaces, and appliances should be cleaned and disinfected before and after lunch everyday. 

Like the bathrooms, disposable gloves should be used to clean this area, and an antibacterial spray or 70 percent alcohol solution should be used on sinks and countertops.

Cleaning and disinfecting all of these areas multiple times per day is exhausting and time-consuming.

And it’s not working.

If you had more time to carefully and precisely clean and disinfect every square inch of your school, you might have a better chance at keeping your doors open.

But this just seems impossible with students cross-contaminating your surfaces every time they touch them.

So how do you properly disinfect your school?

What you need is a spray that’ll lock in your disinfectant and keep it lasting for up to 3 months, protecting your students and shielding your surfaces from cross-contamination. 

OMNIShield is an antimicrobial spray that works by covering your initial layer of disinfectant and bonding to your surfaces to create lasting protection.

No more scrambling to disinfect between each class. 

No more worrying whether or not you’ve covered every square inch.

OMNIShield can be applied before or after class, so long as it’s left to dry for its recommended dry time. This will give you the extra capacity necessary to ensure that every square inch is covered.

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Make sure your students and staff are protected this year without spending more money (that you simply don’t have), or wasting time using disinfecting methods that are actually making your school more vulnerable to an outbreak.

Properly disinfect your school with OMNIShield. This innovative protectant spray shields your surfaces from viruses and bacteria for up to 90 days, unlike common disinfectants that only last for a few hours (if even). 

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