Slow the Spread: Sanitizing High-Traffic Areas in Schools and Daycares

slow the spread by sanitizing high-traffic areas in schools and daycares

There are many places in a school that are high-touch surface areas and that, due to COVID-19, need to be cleaned on a regular basis. It’s important to do all we can to help contain the spread of germs and bacteria. Having a good cleaning routine in place every day is essential to help ensure the spread of the virus is slowed down as much as possible, especially in these high-traffic areas like schools and daycares.

Cleaning and Sanitizing Schools and Daycares 

When it comes to cleaning and sanitation with schools and daycares, pay attention to all the areas children are likely to be interacting around and touching constantly. In order to get the best cleaning routine possible, it’s important to highlight all these areas within the school or daycare grounds first. 

This is going to ensure that every cleaning routine scheduled in is going to hit all those places and reduce the impact. Even with outdoor spaces, there’s still going to be various playground furniture that’s likely to be touched and needs cleaning. It’s good to know as and when these cleaning routines need to be scheduled in, in order to keep everything clean at all times.

It’s important that you also know what chemicals to use when it comes to cleaning the areas; while you want products that are going to kill the bacteria and do its job in reducing any risk of spreading the virus, be aware of what is safe for children to touch. It’s also good to note that you want to clean a surface before you go disinfecting it. Disinfecting surfaces only kills germs rather than fully cleaning dirt and grime off.

It’s worth taking a look at your current supplier, and to cross-check with your current supplies on what is effective and what could be replaced for the time being during the pandemic.

Routine Cleanings

Routine cleanings are essential because it’s important to disinfect all those areas that are going to be used actively throughout the day. This can be chair legs, door frames, light switches, etc. The more ground you can cover, the better, and it’s also a lot of hard work. Hiring a cleaning service to do the cleaning for you can therefore be a lot of help that you might need. 

It’s essential to maintain a regular cleaning routine, but also to deep clean every so often. As much as daily cleans are useful, some areas do need that extra bit of attention, especially in high-traffic areas that might not always get the level of cleaning needed. 

This helps ensure that all germs and bacteria are eradicated from the area as quickly as possible. A commercial cleaning service can be a great way of staying on top of this and allowing your educational facility to continue on with the more important part—the teaching!