Ever since the covid-19 pandemic hit the world, each of us has made cleanliness and hygiene a crucial part of our everyday lives. The word ‘cleanliness’ has a broader meaning now. Each one of us is bound to stay at home; washing hands and using a face mask has become the new normal. Nonetheless, when the situations worsen and the school reopens, it will be imperative to keep the properties completely clean, sanitized, and pathogen-free. School is where students spend a big part of the day, and therefore, it is essential that the children go to a disinfected, cleaned, and sanitized school every day.
A school is a place that is packed with students, teachers, and other non-staff members. With these many people in the school, it is more prone to spread harmful microbes and germs. These germs and microbes can be transmitted to the school chairs, benches, and other school furniture by sneezes, coughs, or sniffles even when the desks in the school look clean. They may be carrying harmful microscopic germs. The use of these desks by the students may result in them catching germs and fall sick. This needs to be strictly taken care of in schools. The only way to deal with the disease-causing germs is through daily sanitization.
The classroom furniture is most susceptible to infections because of its usage; it is used throughout the day. Every time a student coughs or sneezes, the droplets will fall on the desks, and from there, they can be transmitted easily by bags, books, or stationery. It is going to very well-planned practices and efforts to properly sanitize all the school chairs and desks. In the current situation, the school authorities should ensure that every single piece of school furniture is thoroughly sanitized and wiped down after school hours. Sanitization needs to be done daily. Daily sanitization will reduce the spread of germs that are harmful to the students.
There should be a systematic way to clean and sanitize the classroom furniture. The place must be vacuumed and swept neatly before sanitization. The sides, bottom, and legs of the furniture also require proper attention. Remember to not reuse the same cloth in any other rooms, and also sick people should not do the cleaning and sanitizing. Make sure you use the suitable disinfectant, which the manufacturer of the furniture suggests. Sanitizing each piece of furniture for every classroom is a very daunting task and even more challenging to get done manually. When it comes to an ample space, there are chances that the cleaning process gets improper. In this case, it is advised that you use modern, efficient techniques of cleaning and sanitizing. Make sure the people involved are always wearing masks and gloves and start with washing their hands. Remember to use disinfectants that are safe for the furniture in your school. Do not forget to sanitize the doors, storage units, and windows of the school. It is wise to have every part of the germ removed when you are in doubt.