Preventing the Flu in District 123

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the country is on track to have one of the worst flu seasons on record. District 123 strictly follows federal guidelines when cleaning and disinfecting our schools and buildings.

“Over the next couple of weeks, we will be initiating greater focus on the deep cleaning of schools and classrooms across the district. Deep cleaning entails the use of disinfectant sprays and paper towels to wipe down high touch areas such as desks, tables, counters, chairs, doorknobs, phones, and computers.  Deep cleaning can reduce allergens and bacteria, dust, dirt, mold, and pollen,” said Director of Buildings and Grounds, Paul Andersen.

A deep cleaning of our buildings set the baseline for regularly scheduled sanitizing. The daily practices in place at each District 123 school help stop the spread of other contagious conditions associated with the flu.

The CDC says prevention is the best way to stop the spread of the flu virus. For more tips on flu prevention check out what some of our students have to say in the video below.