Cleaning & Disinfecting Protocols
The Summit Country Day School is reopening its facilities to students, faculty and staff for the 2020-21 school year under the guidelines informed by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Ohio to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Below is information regarding our cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
Specialized Flu/Virus Cleaning Routines:
- Our school will have all common area touchpoints (*listed below) disinfected at least 3 times daily by our professional custodians. Two daily porters have been added to perform these duties in areas of high student traffic and contact, including special attention to restrooms.
- Our teachers will be disinfecting classroom touchpoints on a frequent basis and before each student class change. Staff will disinfect their office areas and touchpoints as needed but at least daily.
- Each Wednesday evening, when students are not in the building, our professional custodians and trained staff will use fogging to disinfect classrooms, hallways, gyms, etc. This will allow us to reduce the number of airborne micro-organisms and apply disinfectant to surfaces that may be difficult to reach. Areas that are not practical to fog such as chemistry labs, copier rooms, kitchens and libraries will be wiped down manually.
- Other procedures will be implemented on a case by case basis if certain facilities or events require additional attention to fully cover special disinfecting needs.
Daily Cleaning Routines:
- In addition to the special work outlined above, custodians are performing their regular daily cleaning, including wiping down tables, chairs and other surfaces, emptying trash, cleaning restrooms, vacuuming, and cleaning floors. Click here to see our normal janitorial scope of work.
Specialized Disinfecting Products:
- Oxivir will be used for fogging and disinfecting. It is highly effective against healthcare associated pathogens, disinfecting a solid surface in just 60 seconds. Oxivir is rated at the lowest level by the EPA for hazard/toxicity, requiring no safety warnings. Click here to see information and safety data sheets for Oxivir.
- While the use of Oxivir is completely non-hazardous, we will only perform fogging when classrooms and other spaces are not occupied.
- Oxivir will also be used by our professional custodians and trained faculty and staff for daily disinfecting for common area and classroom touchpoints and surfaces using spray bottles and paper towels or microfiber cloths. Microfiber cloths will be stored by our maintenance department and laundered on a weekly basis.
- Students, faculty and staff and visitors will be required to sanitize their hands before entering the school building each day and before entering a new classroom or location when moving within the building. Hand sanitizing stations will be located at student morning drop-off sites, and wall-mounted sanitizing stations are located by all school entrances and in all hallways. Extra hand sanitizing supplies will be available in each classroom and office.
- The hand sanitizing product being used at school meets the minimum 70% alcohol threshold recommended by the CDC. Students are permitted to use their personal hand sanitizer, though we recommend that it meets the CDC guidelines.
- Adults should always supervise the use of hand sanitizers by children.
Computer Keyboards and Touch Screens:
Lysol or Clorox wipes will be used on the keyboards and touchscreens of devices after each use. Devices should be turned off before cleaning.
- Door handles & push bars & push plates everywhere
- Light switches
- Classroom door windows
- Classroom sinks and faucet handles, counters
- Classroom tables/chairs
- Classroom equipment and supplies as applicable
- Elevator push buttons
- Water fountains/bottle filling stations
- Restroom doors, handles and push plates
- Hallway and stairwell railings and banisters
- Toilet and urinal handles
- Sanitary napkin dispensers
- Sink and faucet handles
- Toilet paper, soap, and paper towel dispensers and handles