Cold & flu season is on the horizon.
Is your school prepared for flu season? According to the CDC, school children have a high risk of contracting flu-like symptoms. This is because they are a group that is in most contact with other people, especially if they attend a large elementary, middle or high school. Despite these odds, there are many things that you can do to prevent the spread of the flu and other nasty bugs at your school:
- Encourage parents, children and staff to get a yearly flu vaccine: Anyone over 6-months-old is safe to get this vaccine. It has been proven to be an effective preventative measure against the flu.
- Teach daily preventative tasks to children and teachers: Kids in school should wash or sanitize their hands often, and they should stay home if they are showing flu-like symptoms. Also, it is important to teach children the proper way to cough and sneeze – this will effectively prevent the spread of germs.
- Cleaning IS NOT the same as disinfecting: Cleaning removes germs; disinfecting kills them – be sure that your school is doing the latter.
- Call ServiceMaster Chesapeake for expert school & educational cleaning services: Maintaining a clean and healthy learning environment can be difficult during winter and the flu season. Be sure that your school is receiving the best cleaning services it can get. ServiceMaster Chesapeake is fully certified and capable to clean and disinfect all educational environments, including cafeterias, bathrooms and classrooms. Call today.