Reopening Schools in Crawford and NE Venango Counties: How SERVPRO can help.
With COVID-19 still rampant here in Western Pennsylvania …school administrators are desperately trying to get schools re-open safely. SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties have been on the front lines during the pandemic, and we are here to assist our local school districts with our program called Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned. But let us first take a peek on what the CDC is recommending.
The CDC recommends 3 steps to get your district back in working order after being on a blended leaning schedule or being closed for a period of time. Cleaning and disinfecting schools will require you to:
- Develop your plan. The CDC recommends to, “evaluate your workplace, school, home, or business to determine what kinds of surfaces and materials make up that area. Most surfaces and objects will just need normal routine cleaning. Frequently touched surfaces and objects like light switches and doorknobs will need to be cleaned and then disinfected to further reduce the risk of germs on surfaces and objects.”
- Implement your plan. Once you have a plan, the CDC says it is time to take action. “Read all manufacturer’s instructions for the cleaning and disinfection products you will use. Put on your gloves and other required personal protective equipment (PPE) to begin the process of cleaning and disinfecting.”
- Maintain and revise your plan. The CDC recommends to “take steps to reduce your risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 during daily activities. CDC also provides tips to reduce your exposure and risk of acquiring COVID-19. Reducing exposure to yourself and others is a shared responsibility. Continue to update your plan based on updated guidance and your current circumstances.”
For more detailed information on re-open guidance…visit the CDC’s website here. Planning can be difficult. Let SERVPRO help. No matter if its Oil City or Cranberry our professionals can help create plan that works for your district. Our program, Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned is a defensive cleaning program that goes beyond janitorial or general cleaning. It is a higher standard of clean. This is a proactive viral pathogen cleaning that helps ensure the cleanliness of our schools and local businesses alike. Our SERVPRO professionals are trained and experienced in biohazard decontamination---always adhering to the cleaning standards set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local authorities.
Our kids are our first priority. If you would like a quote for your school district call 814.350.7651. We can make a plan that’s right for your administration. For more information on SERVPRO’s Certified: SERVPRO Cleaned program, visit our website. All of us at SERVPRO of Crawford and NE Venango Counties wishes you a safe return to school in the new year.