Schools and other educational institutions are key places for passing on germs within our communities – through airborne means, direct contact (hands)and contaminated surfaces, as well as in the food and water.
Special areas of focus include tables and chairs in classrooms, doorknobs, changing rooms, toilets, and cafeteria vending machines, as well as shared equipment in music rooms, computer rooms, gymnasiums, and sports etc.
Many schools suffer from dry environments that are perfect for airborne viral transmission and contagion. Additionally, poor air filters, inadequate ventilation, inadequate sanitising, and inadequate cleaning protocols heighten the risks.
Healthy and safe educational environments are essential to the whole community.