Cleaning & Sanitization
Cleaning and disinfecting can reduce the risk of spreading infection by reducing and killing germs on surfaces people frequently touch.Tulsa Public Schools is following guidance for cleaning and disinfecting in the schools based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Tulsa Health Department (THD) recommendations. This includes:
- Using disinfectants from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and CDC approved list to clean and disinfect all surfaces
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and objects repeatedly throughout the day
While our custodial staff is taking on a large part of the responsibility for cleaning and disinfecting our buildings, we need everyone's help to ensure that we limit the spread of COVID-19 at Tulsa Public Schools. Here are some of the ways you can help:
- All classrooms, offices, clinics, and other areas will be provided a spray bottles of Virex, hand sanitizer, and disinfectant wipes. Please help us keep things clean by using these throughout the day.
- Do not bring your own cleaning supplies because they may not be compatible with the chemicals we are using.
What about air filtration?
The district is committed to ensuring that all classrooms and other spaces have two systems to help with ventilation. To accomplish this, we have installed Merv13 filters in all spaces. In addition to the Merv13 filter, each area will have one of these other options:
- An Energy Management System (EMS) that increases the amount of outside air cycled drawn in and recycled out throughout the day.
- A window that will open; or,
- An air-scrubber installed in the space.