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Protocols for Cleaning Facilities under Standard Conditions

In accordance with CDC guidance, normal routine cleaning with soap and water removes germs and dirt from surfaces, which lowers the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection. 

 

Current guidance from health experts indicate that airborne transmission is of greater concern than surface transmission. However, teachers and staff are encouraged to clean and disinfect shared materials and items that are difficult to clean. 

 

During routine cleaning, custodians will use effective all-purpose cleaners as they typically do when a virus is not present. Classrooms will have improved routine cleaning and disinfecting of facilities. 

 

Deep clearing of facilities when students and staff are not present in buildings (Tuesday night, Wednesday, Friday-Sunday).  

 

Floors in all common areas will be washed daily. Classroom floors will be washed a minimum of twice per week and more frequently if required. 

 

Each teaching or administrative staff member will be given basic cleaning supplies, which they may use at their discretion to complement the cleaning conducted by SPARK custodial staff.

 

Installation of hand sanitizer stations throughout the building.  

 

High touch areas, such as door knobs, railings, light and water fixtures, elevator buttons, counters, chair arms, phones, etc. will be sprayed using a non-toxic, EPA-approved disinfectant. The surface will be left to air dry, unless it has to be used immediately, in which case it will be wiped down. The district will provide EPA approved disinfectant spray in each core classroom.

Custodians will not attempt to make disinfectant dilution stronger than it will be when filled through a mixing station. A stronger solution will not be more efficient or effective because coronaviruses are readily destroyed by soap. All cleaning solutions will be kept out of the reach of children. For safety and environmental health reasons, educators and other non-custodial staff should not bring or request donations of cleaning supplies; APS/SPARK will provide supplies needed for everyday use.  Custodians will conduct high touch common area wipe downs for at least two cycles.  They will also monitor hand soap and paper towels throughout the day. 

Water Fountains

Taken offline and locks ordered

Installation of water bottle fillers

HVAC

Increased pre-occupancy and post-occupancy run times from 2 hours to 3 hours

Plumbing

Initiated weekly water flushing plan during building low occupancy periods