Schools & Childcare Facilities

Schools and childcare facilities can be breeding grounds for a wide array of bacteria and viruses.

So much so that, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), infectious diseases account for millions of school days lost each year in the United States. 

In fact, their reports indicate that nearly 38 million school days are lost each year due to the influenza virus while an additional 22 million school days are lost due to colds. In addition to concern for the well-being of the student and teacher populations, lost days due to infectious disease can have a financial impact as state funding is often tied to attendance.

Monthly applications of SD ST or semi-annual applications of SD Pro to continually kill and control viruses, bacteria , mold and other dangerous microorganisms can help create a new learning environment that is safer, less toxic and friendlier for all facility occupants.

"Over the last several years, schools and day care facilities have seen increased outbreaks of flu; norovirus; whooping cough; conjunctivitis; and fifth disease, among others. In several cases, these outbreaks have led to schools and districts closing down. "

Common touchpoints such as desks, computers, drinking fountains, door handles, lavatories, locker rooms, athletic gear and weight rooms are all problem areas in schools. While traditional disinfection and cleaning are generally effective in immediately reducing the bioburden on a treated surface, they provide no long lasting benefit.

In almost all disinfecting applications, as soon as a surface dries, it is immediately vulnerable to recontamination. SD ST and SD Pro differ from traditional products in that they works continually, 24/7 for up to twelve months or more with just a single application, to kill germs and combat bacteria, mold and fungi which can cause stains, odors and surface deterioration.


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The SD Labs' Approach:

Much of the time clinicians are relegated to treating students and staff who have contracted infections after the fact. And while there are preventative measures prescribed by school nurses and state health departments, those are primarily predicated on individuals following rigid protocols. While hand sanitizing, cough and sneeze etiquette, and proper hygiene are all important tools in the effort to thwart the spread of infection, there are lapses in behaviors and cleaning protocols.