Sanitizing Solutions to Minimize Teacher Absenteeism During the Flu Season

November 18, 2018 Leave a Comment

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The Flu Costs An Estimated $7 Billion A Year in Sick Days and Lost Productivity
Flu season is always a challenge for all of us. Each year, the flu seems to get more challenging to deal with. According to the CDC, the flu costs "an estimated $7 billion a year in sick days and lost productivity." One area where the flu hits hardest is in schools across the nation, where low student attendance and teacher absenteeism can have a huge impact on classroom activities. The reason flu is such a threat in schools is the close proximity of so many students and teachers in one area. Parents send kids to school sick, they pass it to other students and to the teachers, and it becomes one vicious cycle. While going to school with the flu is unwise, it happens, and when it does, it can very quickly reach epidemic levels.

How Does Teacher Absenteeism Affect Students?

You might wonder why teacher absenteeism is an issue. When a teacher is absent, the school brings in a substitute teacher. You might think this alleviates any problem with a teacher being absent, whether because of the flu or for any other reason, but that isn't the case. Absent teachers can have a negative impact on students and their studies.

According to Future Ed, "The instructional skills of substitute teachers are inferior, on average, to those of the regular teachers whose classes they're likely to cover." Many states have less stringent requirements for substitutes, meaning they may not be as qualified for the job as the regular teacher. The same study shows that students respond better to their regular teacher and may fall short in their studies and work with a substitute. This means that when teachers are out due to illness, or for any other reason, the quality of student instruction shows a marked decrease.

Teacher Absenteeism Can Have A Huge Impact on Classroom Activities

Safer Products for Cleaner Living

GenEon is the leader in on-site generation of eco-friendly cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants that effectively reduce or eliminate pathogens, including bacteria and the flu virus. We bring you the most advanced on-site generation system available, in addition to chemical-free cleaning products that can help keep teachers and students in the classroom. We've developed eco-friendly cleaning products, non-toxic cleaners, and environmentally friendly cleaning systems that eliminate the need for keeping harmful chemicals on hand. These cleaners, degreasers, sanitizers, and disinfectants can save you money and time, all while allowing you to keep your teachers and students healthier during flu season.

What is on-site generation?

It's the most efficient way to make effective cleaning products that are ideal for homes, businesses, hospitals, work environments, schools, and other places where the risk of the spread of flu is likely. Our on-site generation lets you make cleaning and sanitizing solutions on site, as you need them. Our proprietary mineral electrolyte is the focal point of our cleaning products. It's a sustainable, cost-effective, and a safe alternative to dangerous cleaning products that contain toxic chemicals. The proprietary electrolyte from GenEon lets you harness the power of natural minerals to make the cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting products you need in a cost-effective and safe way, using only minerals, water, and electricity. These products are highly sustainable food-based additives classified as GRAS by the U.S. FDA. Many other cleaning products aren't even regulated by the FDA.

At GenEon, we also have powerful, easy-to-use cleaning systems designed to deliver our sanitizing solutions effectively. Our Mist sprayer/blower is ideal for use with our sustainable and virtually toxic-free cleaning and sanitizing solutions. It can be used in large, open spaces and hard-to-reach areas, including schools, office buildings, bathrooms, locker rooms, and medical facilities. The Mist sprayer/blower is portable and combined with our safe cleaners, sanitizers, and disinfectants, there's no better way to clean and sanitize your school.

GenEon's Rapid Response System

The flu is always going to be here, but there is a way to keep more students and teachers in the classroom. In partnership with distributor SouthEast Link, GenEon cleaning and disinfecting systems continue to prove efficacy at reducing absenteeism in schools. The concept of On-Site Generation (OSG) is not only appealing from sustainability and savings standpoints but also effective in creating safer spaces for students and staff to work, learn and play in. In this case, the use of GenEon's Rapid Response Systems show a 50% reduction in teacher absenteeism vs. using conventional cleaners and disinfectants.

Geneon's Rapid Response Systems Show A 50% Reduction in Teacher Absenteeism
GenEon Technologies' Rapid Response System is a revolutionary system that has proven itself effective, having helped South Eastern University and Medical School remediate a major Norovirus outbreak quickly and efficiently. It also helped many Paulding District Schools in GA to eliminate mold and reduce absenteeism during the last flu season while other schools were forced to close. The Faith Family Academy was even able to use the Rapid Response System to eliminate MRSA from their athletic area.

There's no way to completely eliminate absenteeism in our schools, but GenEon's Rapid Response System is a highly effective system that can greatly reduce the spread of germs and bacteria in school environments, which can, in turn, reduce absenteeism and help promote a safer, healthier environment for teachers and students alike.

For more information about GenEon cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting solutions, give us a call at 866.217.0205. When flu season rolls around, our rapid response system and on-site generation can be your first line of defense. Give us a call and let us show you how.

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