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Cleaning Protocols

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  • All staff must ensure adherence to hygiene and cleaning and disinfection requirements as advised by the CDC and DOH, including “Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Public and Private Facilities for COVID-19,” and the “STOP THE SPREAD” poster, as applicable.
  • Building supervisors, custodians and cleaners have been trained on proper cleaning and disinfection protocols.
  • Building supervisors, custodians and cleaners must maintain logs that include the date, time and scope of cleaning and disinfection. The logs will be located in the building supervisor’s office in each building.
  • Cleaning and disinfection frequency for each facility type will be clearly stated and included in the logs.
  • Regular cleaning and disinfection of restrooms will be done throughout each day.
  • Cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces in common areas will be conducted during the day (e.g., door handles/crash bars at entrances, elevator buttons, counters, tables).
  • Cleaning and disinfection of exposed areas in the event an individual is confirmed to have COVID-19 are outlined in the containment plan.
  • The custodial/maintenance department has developed a schedule for additional disinfection using an electrostatic sprayer in buildings. This schedule can be modified based on need.
  • Cleaning and disinfection are the primary responsibility of the school’s custodial staff, but additional cleaning and disinfection supplies will be provided to faculty and staff:
    • Disposable wipes will be available so that commonly used surfaces (e.g., keyboards, desks, remote controls) can be wiped down before/after use.
    • Hand sanitizer will be available near high-touch surfaces (e.g., trash receptacles, paper towel dispensers).
    • Water drinking fountains (unless configured as bottle refilling stations) will be temporarily closed and we will encourage all staff and students to bring their own water bottles or use disposable cups.
  • Each child’s belongings should be kept separate and in an individually-labeled storage container, cubby or area.
  • Belongings will be sent home regularly to be cleaned.