Back To School With Goldshield: Protecting Your Kids
It’s that time of year again! The back-to-school season is here and while there are always exciting aspects to a new school year, going back to school amidst a global pandemic can seem overwhelming when it comes to protecting students from illness. You’re probably wondering how to best keep your child or your students safe from germs lurking in the classroom, on their desks, in their backpack, or just about anywhere else they touch. Goldshield has you covered with a whole line of products you can use to keep your children safe and healthy during this particularly unique “back-to-school” season.
Germs At School
On average, students come in contact with over 150,000 germs every day while they’re at school. These germs can be found everywhere, including on desks, chairs, and doorknobs. Surfaces in schools that are touched frequently can be highly contaminated with germs. Bathrooms may seem like the obvious hotbed for germs, but more unsuspecting places like cafeterias hold just as much if not more risk for the spread of illness-causing microorganisms.
During a normal school year, the regular cold and flu season starts around September as students are heading back to school, and ends in the Spring. This year, however, COVID-19 poses an additional risk to students and faculty year-round, making proper cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting measures more important than ever.
The risk of spreading illness is especially high for students who have just been sick and haven’t had a chance to properly clean their hands yet. Hand washing is vital to protect kids at school, but soap and water alone won’t always do the trick. There are steps that can be taken with the proper cleaning and disinfecting products to keep students and teachers even safer.
Disinfecting Requirements Of Teachers
Recently, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers in certain areas and school districts are required to disinfect certain areas and surfaces on a regular basis. Disinfecting these items with the right products, like Goldshield surface cleaners or wipes, will help prevent the spread of illness among students who share close quarters with each other throughout their school day.
Speaking of close quarters, school busses hold their own unique set of risks when it comes to germs and spreading illness since students sit close to each other without any type of physical barrier between them. School busses should also use frequent cleaning measures and sanitizing methods to keep students safe.
Keeping schools clean will always be important, even outside of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clean, sanitized schools can keep students healthy year-round, effectively reducing sick days for students, increasing student focus and productivity, improving air quality, and reducing asthma and allergy triggers.
Clean Hands Make A Difference
In addition to cleaning surfaces, it is a great practice to keep hand sanitizer with or within reach of students at all times, in order to allow them to properly clean their hands and prevent the spread of germs. However, it is important to note that frequent use of alcohol-based hand sanitizer can dry out hands and cause damage to the skin. Goldshield hand sanitizers are water-based and do not cause the same types of irritation and dryness that alcohol-based sanitizers do.
The number of germs carried in and out of schools each day can be staggering; it is important to keep your children and students as healthy as possible during the school year.
Frequent Cleaning And Disinfecting At Home
Keeping surfaces and hands clean is not the only way to protect kids going back to school. At home, using a disinfectant wipe, such as Goldshield COVID-19 disinfecting wipes, can keep backpacks, lunchboxes, and other items clean while moving in and out of the house. These items can acquire quite a bit of dirt, bacteria, germs, and other microorganisms because they are touched frequently, rested on floors, in lockers, and around lots of other kids. Make sure to clean these items properly each time they arrive home from school, in order to further protect your household.
Another factor that you may not think about when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting is your child’s clothing. Clothing can hold germs and bacteria as well, and a laundry additive such as Goldshield Laundry Antimicrobial Surface Agent prevents stains and odors while killing bacteria and germs in the process. Having kids change clothes and throwing them into the laundry as soon as they return home, then having them take a quick shower or bath can work wonders for protecting your home from outside contaminants.
These at-home practices are important now and always, especially when it comes to keeping a clean and healthy home.
The Goldshield Advantage
Goldshield antimicrobial products provide lasting protection, no matter where they are used. Our products eliminate a wide range of microorganisms and continue to protect against future contamination, making them a fantastic choice for school environments where contamination happens rapidly.
Goldshield water-based hand sanitizers are alcohol-free, kid-friendly, and safe for repeated daily use. Our formula is made with moisturizers to help protect the skin’s natural barrier while eliminating 99.99% of germs on contact. These hand sanitizers can even protect your hands for 24 hours after application, unlike others that stop protecting once they dry.
Goldshield sanitizing wipes work well at home or in the classroom where items need to be clean frequently, or when on the go. These wipes have been EPA approved to kill COVID 19 and 99.9% of other germs in 30 seconds.
Goldshield antimicrobial surface cleaning products provide protection against microbes for up to 90 days after application. This process works due to a nitrogen molecule that positively charges Goldshield products, otherwise known as an electrostatic charge. Most microbes are negatively charged, and therefore attracted to anywhere Goldshield has been applied. The structure of Goldshield resembles microscopic cones, which impales microbes that are drawn towards the protected surface, while the electrostatic charge kills them.
Head to our products page to view more options for use in your home or classroom. Interested in learning how to bring Goldshield products into your school for larger cleaning needs? Contact us today to learn more about your options.