As school districts all across the Commonwealth prepare to reopen their doors, the health, safety and well-being of students, teachers and other staff is top priority.
Reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by cleaning and disinfecting is an integral part of reopening that requires careful planning. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), school districts should develop, implement, maintain and revise their plan as needed.
Recently, VRSA Senior Safety Consultant Fonda Craig met with Hanover County Public Schools Coordinator of Custodial Services John Hamm, who shared the county’s plans for cleaning and disinfecting their facilities, along with their chemical preference.
Hamm also shared the visual prompts that will be posted in classrooms, cafeterias, restrooms, gyms, public areas, office/conference rooms and elevators/stairs as a reminder to all staff of the high touch surfaces that require cleaning.
The Virginia Risk Sharing Association would like to thank Hamm and Hanover County Public Schools for sharing best practices recognized by the healthcare industry.
For more information, view VRSA’s bulletin on Classroom Risk Management in the COVID-19 World here.