D. Cleaning and maintaining healthy facilities, including improving ventilation

WPRSD Protocols for Cleaning and Ventilation Protocols:  Board of Education Policy #1648 Critical Area of Operation 7: 

The district has developed a plan for increased routine cleaning and disinfection.  The district has enhanced ventilation via opened HVAC dampers to increase airflow.

Philosophy:

The WPRSD will undertake enhanced cleaning of school facilities and offices, with a focus on common areas and high-touch locations.  Cleaning schedules have been modified according to student cohort schedules.

Process:

Academic Areas:

  • Classrooms will be deep cleaned daily. Additionally, all horizontal surfaces and high contact points such as door handles, chair arms, etc., will be disinfected
  • High contact points will also be disinfected midday and again in the late afternoon
  • Custodians will utilize disinfecting electrostatic sprayers for midday and daily disinfecting
  • All classrooms will have cleaning supplies available for the cleaning of personal spaces. While custodial staff will clean on a regular basis, faculty and students may clean their personal areas (for example: desk, chair) at the start of class
  • Hand sanitizer will be easily accessible in each classroom, and in common areas 

Common Areas:

  • Common spaces such as bathrooms, lobbies, and halls will be deep cleaned daily. Additionally, all horizontal surfaces and high contact points such as door handles, faucets, light switches, etc. in the common areas will be disinfected as well
  • High contact points will also be disinfected midday and again in the late afternoon 

Cleaning Information:

Measures to prevent the transmission of influenza and related respiratory viruses: 

All custodians and maintenance staff will be using electrostatic sprayers guns for midday and daily disinfecting. This is to ensure all surfaces are disinfected. This electrostatic disinfecting works by providing a charge to a solution so that it electromagnetically sticks to a targeted surface to provide 360-degree surface coverage.

“High touch” hard surface disinfecting, such as doorknobs, pencil sharpeners, desktops, etc., are to be disinfected after the report of a possible sick person, midday and after school during daily cleaning.

Additional Facility Responsibilities:

All indoor facilities will have adequate ventilation, including operational heating and ventilation systems where appropriate.  Recirculated air has a fresh air component, windows will be opened, if practical, if air conditioning is not provided, and filter(s) for A/C units will be maintained and changed according to manufacturer recommendations.     

Maintenance of hand sanitizing stations with alcohol-based hand sanitizers (at least 60% alcohol) as follows:

  • In each classroom (for staff and older children who can safely use hand sanitizer)
  • At entrances and exits of buildings
  • Near lunchrooms and toilets

Note:

  • Children ages five and younger will be supervised when using hand sanitizer
  • For classrooms with existing handwashing stations, stations will be prepared with soap, water, and alcohol-based hand sanitizers (at least 60% alcohol)