What procedures are in place to clean and disinfect schools and facilities?

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To date, Custodial Services has successfully implemented and maintained daily cleaning and disinfection protocols to support small group instruction, student assessments and daycare programs. Additionally, to minimize the chance of infectious transmission, all custodial staff follow the HCPSS COVID-19 Work Practices guidelines, which emphasize hand washing, social distancing, wearing face coverings, and refraining from sharing equipment and tools. Staff will continue to uphold these enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols as HCPSS transitions to a hybrid learning model. 
Each Custodial Team is provided with written direction and training on cleaning and disinfecting procedures, including guidance on safely storing cleaning supplies, a cleaning schedule for each facility, an outline of daily expectations, and procedures when a presumed or confirmed COVID-19 case occurs. Instructions will address frequently touched areas in classrooms, offices, restrooms, public areas, and health suites, as well as other procedures. 
Facilities will be cleaned and disinfected more frequently during the day and every evening, with special emphasis on frequently touched surfaces and restrooms, which include desks, chairs, door handles, water fountains, hallways, sink fixtures, toilets, dispensers and other surfaces. Custodial staff work shifts may be adjusted as needed to ensure all guidelines are appropriately performed for the occupancy of the facility. 
Custodial Services will ensure adequate provision and distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) for custodial staff, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved and Green Seal certified cleaning supplies.