Fort Smith and Van Buren Schools are using GenEon Technologies to disinfect classrooms and offices to reduce the spread of germs
March 12, 2020
In an effort to reduce the spread of germs throughout the flu season FSPS facilities staff are using Geneon sprayers and a chemical called Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) to disinfect classrooms and offices throughout the district, the district announced earlier this winter.
"HOCI is a weak acid that forms when chlorine dissolves in water. HCI is used in hospitals and several government facilities to help fight different viruses. The health department verifies that HOCI aids in the removal of influenza and certain bacteria, and that it is safe to use where children are present," a news release said.
The district has one sprayer in each of the secondary schools. These are used on a daily rotation from section to section of each school. At the elementary schools, there are two district teams that go out to spray 10 schools in one week and spray the remaining nine schools the very next week. These rotations began in late January and will continue until the flu season is over.
Custodians also use HDQ, which is a hospital-grade disinfectant, virucide, and fungicide. Each doorknob, paper towel dispenser, drinking fountain, and countertop is being wiped down with HDQ at different times throughout the day.
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