The practices of wearing masks, social distancing, increasing hand hygiene, quarantining/staying home if sick, and other common mitigation practices will help to safely open and keep our schools open.
Going back to school this September will still require additional precautions in place to help ensure the hygiene of students, faculty, and staff since there are many shared spaces, equipment, and supplies in schools. Kimberly-Clark Professional is here to help.
Residual Surface Sanitization – Unparalleled Confidence Between Cleans
From riding the school bus to learning in the classroom or having a break at the cafeteria – and everywhere in between, the school day involves many prospects for children to spread germs, even with the best practices like hand washing and drying and social distancing in place.
Most surface disinfectants work, but only for the moment. As soon as a surface is touched again, germs are back in action. Residual surface sanitization is the ability for a product to leave behind ingredients on a surface that allow for the continued killing of bacteria over a lengthened period of time.
Scott® 24 Hour Sanitizing Wipes are the first pre-saturated wipes to provide a 24-hour1 protective barrier against 99.9% of bacteria, even after multiple touches.
Triple play against bacteria and germs – Creating a more hygienic learning environment
Scott 24 Wipes clean, sanitize and disinfect. It provides disinfection of bacteria and viruses such as Coronavirus2, H1N1, E. coli and Salmonella. It is included on Health Canada’s list of disinfectants with evidence for use against Covid-19.
Scott 24 Sanitizing Wipes clean, sanitize and disinfect, all while not requiring any rinsing or the use of gloves. The wipes are also bleach-free and leave a fresh, clean scent.
Proper Hand Drying is as important as Proper Hand Washing
Single-use paper towels are the most effective, and most hygienic, hand-drying solution.
Drying hands with a clean paper towel can remove most of the bacteria that remain after washing. The rubbing process of paper towels physically removes bacteria along with moisture.
It is easier for one to pick up germs because germs transfer to one’s hands more easily if they are wet. Hygiene adherence would possibly decrease if paper towels are not available in washrooms.
Kimberly-Clark Professional™ Touchless hand-drying solutions help reduce the spread of germs in schools.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that workers 3
N95 Pouch Respirator with Maximum comfort, fit & breathability – Different by Design
Kimberly-Clark Professional is pleased to announce its latest offering of NIOSH approved non-surgical N95, high-performing respirators. It features a four-layer, non-woven design using industry-leading filtration material.
Our proprietary technology creates a lightweight material that delivers up to 31% more breathability than the leading competitive respirator style.4 The two blue head straps made from a Kimberly-Clark patented material that offers a balance of softness, strength, and stretch.
1 When used as directed, this product is effective for 24 hours against Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes and Community-Associated Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteria
2 Previously tested against human coronavirus, ATCC VR-74 Strain 229E. Not yet tested for efficacy against SARS-CoV-2
3 WHO Guidelines on Hand Hygiene in Health Care. Published by the World Health Organization, 2009.
4 Kimberly-Clark data derived from NIOSH approval process and test results. Competitive data derived from Inhalation and Exhalation Resistance and Filtration Performance of Stockpiled Air-Purifying Respirators: Overall Performance of Nearly 4,000 respirators sampled from Ten Stockpile Facilities – National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health(NIOSH), National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL). Lee A. Greenawald, Susan M. Moore, Patrick L. Yorio. March 25 2020