Parents Guide To Preventing The Spread Of COVID And The Flu

September 18, 2020

Educate kids about what kills COVID-19 and the Flu.

    1. Hand Washing -The activity of hand washing requires rubbing them together for 20 seconds or more using soap and water to break down the virus's structure, making it unable to attach to a host.  Teach them to whistle, hum or sing a song while they are washing their hands.  
    2. Cleaning -The CDC has recommendations for cleaning schools to help slow down the flu, and we can assume the same applies to the Corona virus, which breaks down with less effort than the Flu Virus. Cleaning removes germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects. Cleaning works by using soap (or detergent) and water to remove germs from surfaces physically. This process does not necessarily kill germs, but removing them lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection.
    3. Sanitizing- Sanitizing lowers the number of germs on surfaces or objects to a safe level, as judged by public health standards or requirements. This process works by either cleaning or disinfecting surfaces or objects to lower the risk of spreading infection.
    4. Disinfecting – When disinfecting a surface, the cleaning product of choice should be an EPA-registered product that has been tested and proven to kill germs. Anytime your killing bugs, the cleaner now is considered a Pesticide. 

    Set clear student guidelines in order to prevent the spread of the Corona Virus and Flu.

      1. Wear a Mask. Wearing a mask helps to prevent spreading the virus to anyone else. It's required that you wear a mask when entering into public spaces such as grocery stores, retail establishments, government, and medical facilities. If you are unknowingly infected and cough, sneeze or speak, droplets can travel through the air and enter the nasal cavity of others and attach to mucus membranes found in the mouth, nose, and eyes.
      2. Practice Social Distancing. Keep a safe distance of six (6) feet apart at all times to lessen the chances of contracting the Coronavirus. Limiting interaction with others can be dull and lonely; however, it keeps you out of harm's way. When COVID initially landed in the United States, we mentioned arriving for appointments on time and sitting in your vehicle until it was time to receive your service, which is the standard protocol now. You may not enter without first being screened for fever and must complete a COVID waiver.
      3. Quarantine yourself. If you are feeling sick, first self-quarantine yourself until you are no longer feeling ill. Contact your physician to schedule an appointment for a Coronavirus test. The CDC has put together a list of Symptoms of Coronavirus. Be sure students limit exposing others by covering their mouths and washing your hands after coughing or sneezing.

      Routine Cleaning For Dorm Living, Classroom, Or Home Schooling.


      Clean your phone screen, keyboards, and writing utensils often. These are the most touched items in your possession, and in constant contact with your face (mouth, nose, and eyes). Here are other things to consider cleaning more often.

      Monitors, Remote Controls, Doorknobs, Desk Surfaces, Chairs / Arm Rests, Beverage Containers

      Rotate face washcloths and protective masks daily.

      Remind students to hand their bath towels in their room to avoid others touching them. Hanging them inside the closet may be an even safer place. Limit sharing personal items such as, cups, utensils, make-up, brushes, and garments.

      Protect your toothbrush with a cover and/or stow it away    after each use.

      Place dirty dishes in the dishwasher or in a soak bucket to avoid others touching them.  Use 1/2 scoop in the dishwasher or you can soak your dishes in hot water with a half scoop as well.  

      Wash all counter-top surfaces before and after preparing and eating food.  Make a solution with one (1) scoop to one (1) gallon of water to cleaning hard surfaces. 

       

      Place hand sanitizer in high traffic areas of the home, and classroom.

       

       

       

       

      Mix a heavy-duty solution of Powerizer Complete in 3 to 4 squueze bottles.  Place one in the kitchen, in each bathroom, laundry room, and other common areas like the study room or work-out areas.

       

       

      Limit bathroom use to one area of the house to reduce the number of areas requiring routine cleaning.

       

       

       

      Create a chores cleaning schedule and post it so everyone adheres to a scheduled cleaning routine.

      Utilize tools that clean effectively yet easier to sanitize, such as a silicone scrubber, nylon scrubbing brushes, squeegees, split-fiber microfiber cloths, and a microfiber mop like the WonderWedgie. Consider swapping out all cleaning cloths with Powerizer's Split-Fiber Microfiber Cloths. The benefits of cleaning with microfiber include trapping in dust, pollen, bacteria, and viruses.

       

      Keeping your kiddos safe, focused and productive in a home schooling environment is simplified when each person is held accountable for cleaning up after their space. With Powerizer it takes the guess work out of what to use, how much, and saves time and you money.  Consider enrolling in Powerizer's Subscribe and Save Program which processes your order and ships your detergent as often as needed.



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