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How to Spend Stimulus Money for Cleaning Supplies + Training at Your School or University

On December 21, 2020, Congress passed a COVID-19 relief bill that included $82 billion in funding for schools and universities to assist with reopening. This funding will remain available to schools through September 30, 2022. The bill that provides this funding specifically lists investments in cleaning programs that will help schools prevent infection outbreaks and

Congratulations to Green Cleaning Pioneer Shawna Cragun on a Well-Deserved Promotion

Healthy Green Schools & Colleges Steering Committee member Shawna Cragun recently accepted the position of Director of Transportation at Davis County School District in Utah. Shawna Cragun served on our Steering Committee for the past three years while she was Director of Custodial Services at the same district. An environmental pioneer who loves a challenge,

A Virtual Trade Show for These Challenging Times

The Healthy Green Schools Track at ISSA Show North America Sessions Still Available to View Every year at the ISSA Show North America, Healthy Green Schools & Colleges offers programming specifically for managers of educational facilities that tackles the latest in sustainability, health and cleaning at schools and universities. This annual event is organized and

Educational Facilities Managers Reflect on the Most Challenging Year

Steering Committee Members Share Lessons Learned from 2020 The educational facilities managers interviewed for this article have led their schools and universities through many tough times in the past, with a commitment to green and healthy cleaning that has led the field. But there has never been a year like 2020, where the global COVID-19

The Unique Challenges Facing School Custodial Teams in the 2020-21 School Year

One thing we learned about K-12 school districts in the first half of the 2020-21 school year is that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to pandemic schooling. Districts across the nation have chosen different methods for opening instruction amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, from fully remote plans, to hybrid schedules, to in-person learning, and a little

How to Safely Clean and Disinfect Your Educational Facility for COVID-19

Schools across the United States are open for in-person learning, and students and staff are returning to indoor environments that have been transformed by COVID-19. We’ve heard from facility managers at these institutions, and many are wondering how they can disinfect their buildings for coronavirus while also limiting exposure to potentially harmful chemicals. Students, staff

Honoring the Custodial Workers Who Keep our Schools Healthy

This blog was originally published on the Green Seal website. Right now, 15 states and 2 U.S. territories have ordered or recommended school building closures for the rest of the academic year due to concerns with the rapid spread of COVID-19. These closures have disrupted the formal education of approximately 55 million students across U.S. public and

How to Safely Disinfect for Coronavirus

This blog was originally published on the Green Seal website. Here at Green Seal, we understand that there is a lot of concern about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This is an emerging and rapidly changing situation, and Green Seal relies on the CDC for updated information as it becomes available. CLEAN, THEN DISINFECT According to