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Dec 2020

Hand Sanitizers

That's the thing. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we've gone from a nation of picky choosers who prefer to only purchase certain brands to becoming, practically overnight, a country of beggars. We're now desperate to buy any brand or type of tissue, paper towel, or toilet paper, to know we have some in stock. For the first time, at least for most of us in America, we've become a population of people terrified of running out or not having or being able to get something we want or need. It's made some of us hoarders, and most of us scared. So, we eschew our brand favorites and buy almost anything, just so that we have something. Therein lies the issue. If you prefer Charmin, Bounty, and Kleenex, but have to buy Kirkland or Publix brand, it's no big deal. But what about items that have a medical component to them like hand sanitizer? We know a few of the name brands like Purell, but no one has seen them in stores for months. The trusted brand-name hand sanitizers are used by first [...]



Nov 2021

Hand Hygiene at School

One of the most important steps to keep school staff and students healthy is cleaning hands at key times with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not readily available. School-based programs promoting hand hygiene can result in less gastrointestinal and respiratory illness and fewer missed school days. Promote Hand Hygiene in Your School Build time into daily routines for students and staff to wash hands, especially at key times like after bathroom breaks, before lunch, or after playing outside. Take into consideration any additional time students or staff may need to wash their hands. Consider increasing hand hygiene monitoring to ensure adherence among teachers, students, and staff. Teach and reinforce handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Integrate hand hygiene lessons in K–12 school curricula to regularly remind students of the importance of hand hygiene. [...]