The ICP should include the following information:
Areas considered high-risk (e.g., bathrooms, athletic areas, cafeteria/kitchen, health room/nurse’s office) and high-touch points (e.g., gym equipment, push bars, lockers) that may require sanitizing and targeted disinfecting in addition to routine cleaning.
Procedures for cleaning high-risk areas and high-touch points throughout the school, including which school-approved products should be used and which tasks should be completed only after students are excused for the day.
A list of products that are approved and supplied by your school’s custodial/maintenance department for cleaning, sanitizing, and targeted disinfecting of athletic areas.
Refer to the ICP for special precautions and correct handling procedures if there is an incident involving blood or other bodily fluid.
Use only products that are supplied by your school’s custodial/maintenance department, and do not bring in products from home.
Be familiar with the products used in your area. Consult the material safety data sheets (MSDS), which should be readily available in your office, the front office, or the custodial/maintenance office.
Read and follow all product label instructions before using any cleaning, sanitizing, or disinfecting product, as directions may vary. When sanitizing and disinfecting be sure to follow the directions regarding the time the product must remain wet on the surface (dwell time) and rinsing procedures, if necessary.
Encourage students to wash their hands with soap and water thoroughly after they exercise, use gym equipment, play outside, use the bathroom, etc.
Source: NEA Health Information Network
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