Steps Watertown is taking to protect against COVID-19: Schools use GenEon to disinfect all surfaces
March 11, 2020
While the risk of coronavirus at press time remains low in Watertown, this is a rapidly evolving health issue. The Health Department has a working group meeting weekly to discuss the town's response as the situation evolves. They are also in constant contact with Watertown Public Schools and other departments to advise on actions that can be taken to minimize spread.
On March 4, Superintendent Dr. Dede Galdston announced nurses and school staff are reinforcing with students the importance of handwashing for prevention of COVID-19. She also said the custodial staff is focusing cleaning on all of the touchpoints in the buildings which include doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, floors and stall latches, the nurse's office, etc. They are routinely disinfecting all surfaces in classrooms using the school departments' fogger/mister system
which sprays disinfectant broadly in classrooms and other areas in the schools. The disinfectant in use is GenEon, a non-toxic sanitizer that kills 99.999% of germs, including all viruses. Classrooms are also being stocked with EPA-approved disinfectant wipes for use as needed. Hand sanitizing stations will also be installed by the cafeterias.
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