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Posted by Caitlin Dimalanta on May 31, 2022 11:45:00 AM

Pandemic Aid Funds Brings High Tech Cleaning into Schools

By: Caitlin Dimalanta  |  May 31, 2022 

Almost 100% of students in the U.S. have returned to schools across the nation for in-person learning. There are upwards of 50,000,000 students enrolled in pre-K-12 in our public school systems. When schools first re-opened for the 2020-2021 school year, it was estimated to cost approximately $2,000,000 per school district to safely reopen, taking into account the need for increased facility maintenance and transportation costs. 

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Healthy Schools, facility maintenance

Posted by Caitlin Dimalanta on Mar 18, 2021 11:30:00 AM

Refreshed, Reimagined & Reopening: The 2021 Classroom

By: Caitlin Dimalanta  |  March 18, 2021

“Provide clear, consistent, evidence-based guidance for how communities should navigate the pandemic – and the resources for schools, small businesses, and families to make it through.” –  The White House Coronavirus Task Force 2021

Trailing the anniversary of the nationwide school campus closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, questions regarding when schools will reopen and how they will do so safely are at the forefront of many American minds. There are various ways to ensure the safety of staff and students when going back to school in person. Methods that contribute to the overall health of learning environments include: standardized cleaning procedures and staff schedules; proper training of custodial, faculty and administrative staff; and correct handwashing practices.

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Topics: proper cleaning procedures, Education, Healthy Schools, COVID-19

Posted by Caitlin Dimalanta on Nov 19, 2020 11:10:01 AM

Staying Compliant with the California’s Healthy Schools Act During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Caitlin Dimalanta  |  November 19, 2020

As California schools begin to safely reopen in-person amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the process of cleaning and the ability to remain compliant with the Healthy Schools Act (HSA) are more important than ever. Enacted in 2000, the HSA put in place right-to-know requirements such as notification, posting, and recordkeeping for pesticides used at California public schools and public child day care facilities. Killing the virus on high touch surfaces while ensuring the protection of students from harmful chemicals is paramount.

Click here to read more on the requirements of the HSA.

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Topics: disinfecting, Healthy Schools, COVID-19

Posted by Briana Smith on Apr 3, 2014 12:30:00 PM

12th Annual National Healthy Schools Day: April 8th

Compiled By: Keith Schneringer  |  April 3, 2014
Posted with permission from Healthy Schools Network, Inc.

Celebrate the 12th annual National Healthy Schools Day on Tuesday, April 8th during National Public Health Week! Since 2002 parents, teachers, school nurses, custodians, advocates, and agencies have promoted National Healthy Schools Day activities and events nationwide.

There are many ways to be involved in Healthy Schools Day, everything from distributing Indoor Air Quality information to hosting a green cleaning workshop at your local school. This grassroots day of awareness encourages everyone to get involved to make sure our nation's schools are healthy and productive environments for children.  

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, Education, Healthy Schools