Give Classroom Germs the Boot With These Tips

January 21, 2016

Cold and flu season is upon us and catching a bug is especially dangerous in the classroom. With all those tiny hands and runny noses in such a small space, one sneeze can be enough to get the whole class sick in! That’s why it’s so important that you employ these simple tips to keep your classroom furniture disinfected, and your students and staff safe from germs.

  1. Clean often. The most important thing to remember is to wipe down your surfaces on a regular basis. All areas of the room should be sanitized at the end of each day, including all furniture, computers and even books and writing utensils. It may be both fun and beneficial to get the students involved with the “work day wipedown” as well. Choose a few cleanup leaders and put sanitizing stations around the room for end-of-day use.
  1. Provide the essentials. In addition to your sanitizing stations stashed with disinfectant sprays and paper towels, make sure your students have proper hygiene necessities as well. Place hand sanitizer, wet wipes, and tissue boxes around the room — and don’t forget about garbage pails so your students can dispose of them properly.
  1. Keep it tidy. The real MVP award for keeping your classroom germ-free this winter are the custodians. After performing your daily disinfecting routine, make sure the classroom is left nice and neat. This allows the custodians to come into a “ready to clean” space, where they can maneuver around more easily to tackle the germ hot spots better.

While you’re wiping down every inch of your classroom to keep germs at bay, you may start to notice that some of your furniture is looking a bit worn. If so, it may be time to consider a few upgrades.

At Nickerson Corporation we know that having comfortable, flexible and functional classroom furniture is the key to student success, and we take pride in offering just that! We’ve teamed up with some of the world’s most innovative and respected manufacturers to help insure that our products are always top of the line, paralleling current and upcoming trends in the classroom furniture business.
To learn more about our classroom furniture options, call 631-666-0200.