Green Cleaning Tips to Prevent the Spread of Measles in Schools

Green Cleaning Tips

Measles is a highly contagious disease caused by the rubeola virus. It can easily spread from one person to another. The virus can live in the air for two hours, even if the infected person leaves the area. The infection spreads in the following ways:

  • By direct contact with contaminated particles
  • Infection can spread into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes
  • If you are exposed to a person who has measles

People of all age groups can get infected by measles, but children are more likely to get infected. Taking measles vaccination and staying away from an infected person can help you stay protected against measles.

As the infection quickly spreads through the air and mostly affects children who spend most of their time in schools, green cleaning is recommended in schools to prevent the spread of measles. Keeping schools clean and hygienic will be helpful in measles prevention.

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Green Cleaning Tips for Measles Prevention

  • Hand-hygiene is important to prevent the spread of measles. Ask children to wash their hands frequently and carefully with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially before eating foods.

  • Clean children’s toys and other surfaces including doorknobs, gaming consoles, table tops, keyboards, and tablets or mobile phones with a certified green sanitizer.

  • The virus in bathrooms can be killed by installing UV lights, even if it is in the air or on other surfaces.

  • Make sure someone who has been vaccinated cleans the contaminated surfaces and check to see if all cleaning equipment is properly disposed of.

  • Cross contamination between hard surfaces and rooms can be avoided by using a color-coded microfiber cloth, combined with the two-bucket cleaning method.

  • Make sure to wipe down any visible contaminated droplets with a multi-purpose green disinfectant.

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Other Measles Prevention Tips for Schools

  • Ask children to avoid sharing water bottles, utensils, and other items contaminated by respiratory secretions.

  • Keep them away from an infected person.

  • Ask them to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing or coughing.

  • Ask them to avoid attending school when they are sick.

Schedule school cleaning on a regular basis with a certified cleaning company that focuses on green cleaning services. Cleaning experts follow safety measures and wear protective gear while cleaning the surface.

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