Taking care of our schools is a critical priority for our young people to continue to thrive. For everyone, including faculty, nurses, parents/guardians and students to feel supported and confident in their school community, we recognize health and safety is a top priority – and everyone has an important role to play.
The Healthy Schools, Healthy People program is a collaboration of the American Cleaning Institute and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dedicated to supporting school systems nationwide with tools to help reinforce hand hygiene and cleaning practices in an effort to prevent the spread of infectious disease and reduce related absenteeism.
The Commit to Clean toolkit offers resources for school administrators and educators designed to help communicate the importance of cleaning, disinfecting and hand hygiene for a healthy and successful academic year. All materials align with key public health guidelines and can help keep your students safe, healthy and learning.
Keep this checklist on-hand or on display in the classroom for step-by-step guidance on cleaning and disinfecting frequently-touched surfaces to help keep the classroom safe and clean.
Display this poster in common areas, such as administrative offices or faculty lounges, as a reminder that everyone is responsible for maintaining a healthy and safe environment. The poster includes simple steps to minimize the spread of germs.
Share this handout with parents/guardians as a helpful reminder of hand hygiene, cleaning and disinfecting steps they can take as a family to ensure clean and healthy after-school activities.
Display this poster in common areas, such as the hallways, bathrooms and classrooms, as a visual reminder for everyone in the school community to following public health guidelines for handwashing to ensure health and safety.
ACI and the CDC have suggested activities and resources to promote and educate about proper handwashing in schools as well as useful guidance on developing a plan of action to respond to COVID-19.