Infection Control

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Presenting the Healthy Green Schools & Colleges COVID Resource Center


In the 2020-21 school year, facility managers at schools and colleges across the country have more responsibility—and more attention—than ever before. For years, we have known that our custodial teams are the protectors and ambassadors of public health educational facilities far and wide. But now, more than ever before, that role is in the spotlight. […]

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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 […]

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Celebrate Global Handwashing Day By Kicking Antibacterial Soap to the Curb!


October 15 is Global Handwashing Day. It’s a day to advocate for and promote the vital role that washing hands with soap plays in protecting health. Handwashing is absolutely essential to an effective green cleaning program, and this day is a wonderful opportunity to educate your school community about handwashing, promote your cleaning program and […]

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Kimberly Clark Professional Helps Schools Promote Better Behavior and Infection Control


Infection control is essential in schools, where children are vulnerable to the spread of illness. Those illnesses can cause children to miss schools, and absenteeism can have lasting effects on performance and productivity. We believe the healthiest, most effective and safest school infection control programs are built on education and behavior change. And on Sept. […]

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Schools Are an Important Part of the Fight Against Superbugs


Antibiotics are a fundamental part of modern medicine — necessary to treat all sorts of conditions from the mundane sore throat to life-threatening illnesses. However, the overuse of these drugs in animal agriculture and human medicine is leading to a crisis where bacteria are becoming less and less treatable with drugs currently on the market. […]

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An Evolving Marketplace: Certifications for new Technologies


The marketplace is evolving. That’s the refrain we hear again and again in green cleaning. It’s tough enough to keep up with the latest technologies, but add to that the task of deciphering whether or not their “green claims” really are worth their merit, and it can become overwhelming. That’s why we’re pleased to learn […]

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Happy Global Handwashing Day!


Use these fun ideas to celebrate Global Handwashing Day—and make your school safer and healthier in the process. Each year, more than 164 million school days are lost due to illness. With flu season descending upon us, our best defense is, and always will be, proper handwashing. If every person at your school—teachers, staff, students, […]

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