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Kentucky Schools Fight Flu Epidemic with Help from Hillyard - Attendance Rate at 96%

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Jan 26, 2018 3:00:31 PM

As flu activity continues to rise throughout the country, one particular Kentucky school district is working hard to keep their students healthy with the help of Hillyard products. 

Kentucky health officials say the outbreak of flu has reached epidemic proportions, according to WBKO. Despite the widespread flu activity, Warren County schools, which has 16,000 students, has an attendance rate is of 96%. 

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Topics: Blog, Influenza, Disinfectants, Education Market

High-Touch Surface Disinfection - 3 Steps to Success

Posted by THE Cleaning Resource on Aug 25, 2017 9:09:58 AM

Keeping our students and staff healthy can be tough when they are in school. Schools and universities are hot spots for germs, and germs spread quickly when people are in close contact with each other.

“Most infectious diseases are transmitted by direct contact, either by touching an infected person or by touching surfaces contaminated with pathogens,” says Charles Gerba, environmental microbiologist and professor at the University of Arizona's Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. "The crowded classrooms, cafeterias and gyms in schools can be a breeding ground for a variety of diseases including colds, influenza, norovirus and staph infections such as MSRA.” 

Here’s what you need to know about the high-touch areas, and the steps you should take as a facility manager to protect your students.

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Topics: Blog, Disinfectants, Q.T. 3, High-Touch Surfaces

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