The novel coronavirus pandemic has put everyone into a state of constant vigilance. The rate of infection has gone down in some parts of the country. But still, new cases COVID-19 infections persist. Like all viruses, the coronavirus is invisible to the naked eye. People can carry the virus without any noticeable symptoms. There is simply no way to tell just by looking at someone whether or not they have the virus. Most of the country spent the spring under some type of shelter-in-place order. But by now, most of the country is reopening with some restrictions in place. As schools open and students start to return to school, parents all over America are understandably concerned about their children’s health. Fortunately, there are many disinfectant and protective equipment options available to protect your children.
Preventative Measures for COVID-19
As schools open up, they are employing many of the same measures that businesses have used throughout the pandemic. Schools will continue to enforce standard prevention techniques such as regular hand washing or using hand sanitizer when washing is not possible. Many schools will also require students to wear protective equipment, such as face masks. Some schools are choosing to require face shields for younger students who might find face masks distracting or bothersome. When possible, schools will implement social distancing measures. And of course, parents are strongly encouraged to keep their children home if there is even a chance they may be sick. But to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from asymptomatic or presymptomatic carriers, schools can also utilize disinfectants.
Disinfectants for COVID-19
Disinfecting surfaces is the most straightforward approach to cleaning coronavirus particles and other germs at schools. Cleaning is a constant practice in schools anyway, with regular cleanups of the bathrooms and cafeterias. Schools will take this cleaning a step further during the pandemic. Bathrooms will be sanitized multiple times throughout the day. Frequently-touched surfaces such as doorknobs, faucets, and railings will now be sanitized multiple times throughout the day. School departments nationwide are doing their best to procure adequate supplies of disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray, and bleach to maintain clean schools.
UVC Disinfectant Gate for COVID-19
While surface cleaners and disinfectants help, another great option for schools to consider is a UVC disinfectant gate. This walk-through gate resembles the metal detector you might walk through at the airport. When someone walks through the gate, it actually sterilizes that individual's surface and the surrounding air. That might sound like a sci-fi movie, but it’s not! It works through a process known as UVC disinfection. Here is how it works: the gate houses a photocatalytic sterilizer. This sterilizer works by exposing titanium dioxide to UV light. When the light hits the titanium, it generates organic compounds that immediately react with virus particles, germs, and other pollutants in the air. This process instantly kills 99.9% of the germs and viruses. While it’s toxic to germs, the UVC disinfectant gate is harmless to people. You don’t have to worry about any adverse effects on your children.
Parents may feel torn between providing their children with an education and keeping them safe from the novel coronavirus. A UVC disinfectant gate can help neutralize novel coronavirus particles and keep your children safe this fall. If you are looking for a UVC disinfectant gate or other protective equipment, visit the Security Pro USA website. We have everything you need to stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.