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Catching Germs at School

Catching Germs at School

Healthy hygiene habits at home can help keep schools out of the hot zone.

Helping kids develop healthy hygiene habits at home can go a long way to reducing the spread of germs in school.

Here are two simple steps you can take:

1. Take 5 to Disinfect

To kill 99.9% of the germs* on hard, nonporous surfaces that can cause colds and flu, use Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes to disinfect household surfaces kids touch most at home:

  • Phones
  • Doorknobs
  • Refrigerator handles
  • TV remotes
  • Toy storage bins
  • Light switches
  • Faucets

2. Teach Kids the ABCs of Healthy Hygiene

  •  Always wash hands before and after eating and after using the bathroom, with soap and warm water, for at least 20 seconds — the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
  • Be aware of germs, and know where they can hide, especially on shared school supplies.
  • Cough and sneeze into elbows or tissues, not hands.

*Human Coronavirus, Influenza A2 virus