COVID-19 Funding for Schools and the Benefits It Could Bring
September 15, 2020 Leave a Comment
With most of the country heading back to school, there are a lot of concerns about the health and safety of the students. Many schools are welcoming students back to the classroom, while others offer online options as well. Many parents have decided to keep their children at home for the school year. There has already been an increased number of COVID-19 cases in some of the schools that recently opened. Just a week after reopening, a Georgia school district quarantines hundreds of students and staff after possible coronavirus exposure
. Unfortunately, this scenario is playing out all across the country as students begin to mingle. While many of the schools are doing their best to implement guidelines for how schools will operate safely, it's challenging at best. With so many variables at play, it's only a matter of time before we see more issues involving COVID-19 in the schools.
The government has already provided schools with additional funding and stimulus packages to help get them through the pandemic, starting with a $2 trillion stimulus package approved in March that supports education, including $13.2 billion for K-12 schools. Another round of funding for schools is expected in September. If this funding comes through, it could mean schools have the money they need to better maintain themselves in the upcoming year.
One of the ways for a school to leverage some of the additional funding would be to invest in a sanitizing and disinfecting system that is effective in reducing germs and bacteria and reducing the spread of illness. If we've learned anything from the pandemic, is that a clean, well-sanitized environment is important. The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our perception of "normal" upside down. We've seen how the way we live can be changed on a dime. When COVID-19 first began, we saw the shutdown of schools and businesses, a huge loss of jobs, and quarantining and social distancing. Now that the country is opening up again, including schools, each of us wants to take extra measures to ensure the safety of one another. This couldn't be more true than it is in schools across the country.
GenEon is a great solution for schools trying to create a safe environment for their students and faculty. Our cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products are safe for people, pets, and the environment. They are made using nothing more than natural minerals, water, and electricity. The process is called electrochemical activation (ECA). Here's how it works. One of the natural minerals that GenEon uses as a catalyst is a salt. Salt is a compound comprised of sodium and chloride. Sodium ions are positively charged and chloride ions are negatively charged. GenEon Onsite Generators expose these ions to a low electrical charge. The positive side of the charge electrochemically converts the chloride ion (Cl) to hypochlorous acid
(HOCl), which is a powerful sanitizer. The negative side of the charge electrochemically converts the sodium ion (Na) into sodium hydroxide (NaOH), which is a cleaning compound commonly found in soaps and detergents. Unlike many other OSG systems, GenEon's system is a Blended Stream System that uses both versions in the same solution. The hypochlorous solution is represented as Free Available Chlorine (FAC) that has 80-200 times the sanitizing power of chlorine bleach. Since it is produced at a near-neutral pH, it won't bleach out furniture or clothes. This is called electrolyzed water for cleaning.
What's even better is that GenEon products are made using on-site generation technology like our Instaflow
system, which provides compact, portable, easy-to-manage generation of a high volume of cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products as needed, right in your facility. Since our products are made as needed, there is a sufficient saving in yearly maintenance costs for your school. This in itself is important to schools making decisions about what to spend their budgets on. You can see testimonials
from our customers, many of them schools, regarding the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of using GenEon products in your school.
Last but not least, advanced delivery systems like our Mist
provide the ideal way of applying our sustainable cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products throughout your school. The Mist allows you to sanitize and disinfect wide open spaces and hard-to-reach places that are often overlooked. You can use our systems to sanitize and disinfect gymnasiums and sports equipment, classrooms, cafeterias, bathrooms, offices, and hallways throughout the building. You can even use our system on playground equipment. GenEon products are safe for people, pets, and the environment, making them the perfect choice for your school.
We're living in a time when the health and safety of our students and their teachers have never been more important. Children and teachers are going back to school with concerns, anxiety, and even fear. Schools across the country must do all they can to alleviate those feelings and to address the concerns of parents, faculty, and students head-on. By doing this, going back to school can be as close to stress-free as it can be, making it possible for students and faculty to thrive in the upcoming school year. Using GenEon products in conjunction with abiding by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines can help keep us all safer.
If you want to learn more about how you can get GenEon products in your school, fill out the form
here on our website. One of our representatives will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible. These may be uncertain times, but GenEon can be a part of helping relieve some of the uncertainty. Our products are effective, safe, and sustainable. There's no better time to take advantage of making your school or facility as safe as possible by reducing the spread of germs, bacteria, and illness. We look forward to helping you accomplish this in your school district.
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