Cleaning, disinfection, and hand hygiene in schools : a toolkit for school administrators
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Cleaning, disinfection, and hand hygiene in schools : a toolkit for school administrators

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      Updated Nov. 19, 2020

      Reducing the risk of exposure to coronavirus (or SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19) by cleaning and disinfection is an integral part of reopening schools that will require careful planning.

      This guidance is intended to aid school administrators as they consider how to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, other school staff, families, and communities and prepare for educating students this fall.

      School administrators are individuals who oversee the daily operations of K-12 schools, and may include school district superintendents, school principals, and assistant principals.

      Cleaning and disinfecting your school will require you to:

      • Develop your plan

      • Implement your plan

      • Maintain and revise your plan

      Recommendations are based on CDC’s current knowledge of COVID-19 in the United States. CDC will continue to monitor COVID-19 activity and update guidance as needed. This guidance is meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which schools must comply.

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      Reducing the spread of germs at schools -- Cleaning and disinfection: What’s the difference? -- Integrating cleaning and disinfection -- Safe and effective cleaning and disinfection -- Hand hygiene: promoting it in your school -- Handwashing Resources -- Additional Resources.
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