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Safe Ways To Keep Daycares & Schools Clean

By | Cleaning

Before the pandemic, the main concerns of teachers and caregivers were to maintain a productive, positive environment for young children. Now, they have to be worried about preventing an outbreak of COVID-19.

Schools and daycare centres have looked a bit different since COVID-19 became an issue. How do you keep schools clean without using products that contain toxic chemicals?

We’ve put together a few tips to keep your childcare or learning facility safe for everyone involved:

 

Develop A Plan

A methodical, consistent, and science-based approach is the best way to keep public spaces clean.

Write out how often you plan to clean, and which areas you aim to target. For example, how often do you plan to clean surfaces? Which surfaces will you prioritize? Places like door handles, light switches, and toys are touched by almost everyone in the building—they’ll need to be cleaned more often than, say, an unused chair.

Sticking to a schedule will help you keep germs under control.

 

Use Effective Products

Not all cleaning products are created equally when it comes to eliminating viruses and bacteria. If you want to keep COVID-19 out of your school or daycare, you need to use an approved disinfectant.

But how can you keep these strong cleaning chemicals away from children? You want sanitizing wipes to be handy, but not in an area where children can reach them. Try storing them in a cupboard with a childproof lock, or underneath a teacher’s desk. The key is to make them accessible to adults, but not to children.

 

Teach Kids Hygiene Habits

It can be tough to form new habits as a kid. Your main concern is what toy you’ll play with at recess, not washing your hands! Remind the children to stay safe by putting up posters that display messages like:

  • Try not to touch your mouth, nose, or eyes
  • Tell a teacher if you are feeling sick 
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow!
  • Remember to wash your hands

As a kid, the new protocols can still be confusing, even a year into the pandemic. Displaying these reminders in visible locations can help children keep themselves and those around them safer.

 

Make Hand Sanitizer & Masks Readily Available

Encourage hand hygiene by placing bottles of hand sanitizer around the school/daycare. You can leave them by the door, bathroom, play area, and/or desks so that they’re always accessible to the children.

If children are accidentally sent to school or daycare without a mask, you can keep an extra box of them by the door.

 

Identify High-Risk Areas

In certain sections of the building, the risk of transmitting the virus may be greater. You may want to ramp up cleaning protocols in high-risk places, such as:

  • Lunchrooms/snack areas
  • Shared play spaces and structures
  • Coat rooms and desks

Make note of which areas require more cleanings, and try to set aside time to do so when needed.

 

Hire Professional Cleaners

There’s a lot to keep track of in a school or daycare—when you add COVID-19 to that mix, it quickly becomes overwhelming. 

Rather than relying solely on teachers and daycare workers to keep things clean, you can hire professional cleaners to do that job for them. This allows staff members and children to teach, learn, and play in a safe, clean environment.

Are you looking for a cleaning team for your school or daycare? Contact Anago Cleaning Systems today. We’ll be happy to help you keep your facility spotless and safe. 

How To Start A Cleaning Business

By | Business

After years of working for someone else, you’ve had enough—it’s time to open your own business!

A great industry to target is cleaning. You’ll thrive in a market that always has a client base; dust and dirt will never stop impacting homes and businesses! 

Few people get excited about cleaning their own homes, which means you’ll have no shortage of residential customers. Businesses are often too busy to look after cleaning duties, so you’ll find clients in the commercial sector, too.

Opening a business can be intimidating. How do you get started?

 

Receive Training

A strong selling point for any cleaning business is a team of trained and insured cleaners. Your credentials will directly translate into higher-paying jobs. Home and business owners feel safer hiring trained cleaners, knowing that their property will be cleaned without being damaged.

 

Create Your Brand

What will make your cleaning business unique? Consider a few angles for branding yourself, like:

  • Do you focus on green cleaning services? 
  • Do you offer after-hours or emergency services?
  • Do you specialize in disinfecting services to protect people from viruses like COVID-19?

Find your niche and start from there. Whatever it might be, use your unique qualities to your advantage. Build your brand around what you have to offer and what makes you different from competitors.

 

Find Employees

You may not have the time to complete every cleaning job yourself. If that’s the case, a couple of trustworthy employees will come in handy.

Finding and hiring cleaners can be a challenge. You can hire students to save on payroll expenses, but you might need to fund training for them. If you know any former coworkers looking for work, give them a call. Alternatively, use local job boards to advertise the position.

 

Make a Marketing Plan

You’ve gone through all the trouble of starting your business, from honing your skills to building your brand. Now, it’s time to let people know what you offer.

You can approach marketing in a few different ways, depending on what type of media you’re most comfortable with. Here are a few examples:

  • Word of mouth. Referrals are a saving grace for new businesses; by impressing one client, you could get two, three, or more contracts out of it. One study demonstrated that 92% of people trust recommendations from friends and family members.


  • Traditional marketing. Write-ups in the paper, radio commercials, and mailed flyers—these ads are what most people are familiar with when it comes to marketing. These tried-and-true methods may be costly, but they allow you to target specific demographics that might be interested in your cleaning services.


  • Digital marketing. The online market is always growing. You can create a presence on high-traffic social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter. Use these platforms to showcase what your business can offer.

 

Your business won’t survive for long without a client base. Use the above marketing tactics to boost awareness about your business and increase your clientele. Identify the message you want to spread and advertise it on as many platforms as possible.

 

It’s liberating to start your own cleaning company and work for yourself. But running a business on your own can quickly become overwhelming. On top of cleaning, you’ll need to manage sales calls, client contracts, and paperwork.

Are you interested in office cleaning franchises? We can help. By teaming up with Anago, you’ll enjoy lower overhead costs and a time-tested system. Give us a call to learn more.

Anago Cleaning Systems Celebrates Dramatic Increase In Ranking On Prestigious Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise Listing

By | Business

WINNIPEG, Canada – Anago Cleaning Systems, a leading commercial cleaning company based in Winnipeg, Canada, is delighted to announce that they have recently been ranked number 33 on the prestigious Entrepreneurs 2021 Franchise 500 listing. This marked an increase of five places from 2020, and the company was also ranked as number 2 in the commercial cleaning category. 

The Entrepreneurs Franchise 500 listing ranking process begins with gathering the data. Starting in June 2020, franchisors were asked to fill out an online form and submit a copy of their current Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) or Canadian Disclosure Document. Responses to this request were at an all-time high, with 1,116 companies supplying all the required information. Submissions were vetted by the Entrepreneur editorial team before being entered for data analysis. To be eligible to rank, a franchisor must be seeking new franchisees in the U.S. or Canada and must have had a minimum of 10 units open and operating as of July 31, 2020, with at least one franchise located in North America. Each eligible franchisor was scored based on more than 150 data points, and those with the highest cumulative scores became the Franchise 500.

“This is a great honour, and we are proud to have such a strong showing on the list,” said Rafiq Punjani . “Every member of our team works extremely hard to deliver outstanding results for our customers, and this has led to significant growth for our franchise, even during the challenging year of 2020. As restrictions begin to lift across North America and more companies acknowledge the importance of professional cleaning services, we are very confident that 2021 could well be our best year ever!” 

Anago® of Manitoba is a locally owned and operated franchise based in Winnipeg. The company cleans commercial facilities from 1,000-square-feet up to 200,000-square-feet, one to seven times per week, day or night. They provide commercial cleaning throughout the Greater Winnipeg area and serve some of the most recognizable companies in their marketplace. Their Franchisees provide general commercial cleaning for auto dealerships, medical clinics, dental offices, schools, religious facilities, daycares, and offices throughout Winnipeg. For more information about the company, and the services they provide, visit their website at https://www.anagomb.ca.

Floor Cleaning Procedures For Slip, Trip, & Fall Prevention

By | Cleaning

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Safety estimates that roughly 60,000 workers are injured each year from slips, trips, and falls. That number is concerning to both employers and their staff. 

Businesses shouldn’t be places where people are at risk for injuries. Not only does it put employees in danger, but it reduces productivity and could harm the reputation of a business.

How do you increase the safety of a workplace? It starts with regular floor cleanings. To effectively reduce the number of accidents that occur at commercial facilities, follow these cleaning procedures:

 

Identify Risky Areas

Some areas are more likely to see accidents than others. Here are a few examples:

  • If you operate a workshop, any areas that involve woodworking can quickly build up with slippery sawdust. 
  • Washrooms often have water splashes on the floor. 
  • The floors of restaurant kitchens can become greasy, which is extremely dangerous given the hot stoves nearby.

Risk areas differ across the many kinds of businesses that exist. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach here: you’ll need to assess your facility individually and determine which areas need the most attention. You may want to ask your employees which spaces they feel are most slippery.

 

Remove Clutter

Not all trips are caused by slippery surfaces. Cluttered rooms may contain obstacles that crowd the floor space. Examples include storage rooms, office areas, and waiting rooms.

Part of your cleaning procedure might be to tidy up messy spaces. Even cable management can go a long way to prevent tripping at work.

 

Display Wet Floor Signs

We often see these neon yellow signs in TV shows and movies, but how often do you see them around a real workplace? 

Slips at work are preventable, and one effective way to avoid them is by using wet floor signs in any areas that were recently cleaned. 

 

Install Bright Light Sources

Even with the cleanest floors possible, accidents can still occur when lighting quality is poor. Make sure to upgrade any incandescent bulbs to LED ones—the latter are brighter and can illuminate risky areas. When workspaces are well-lit, it’s easier for employees to avoid obstacles.

 

Don’t Forget about Entrances

Anywhere that people come in and out of your building is bound to get messy. This is especially true during the snowmelt in Winnipeg, a time when our streets and sidewalks are full of dirty slush.

Doorways need frequent attention to be kept clean. It may be worthwhile to place doormats near entrances/exits that can absorb water between cleanings.


Schedule Cleaning Services

Managing a workplace is one thing. But what about making sure it stays safe and clean for your employees? Between that and your other responsibilities, it’s hard to find the time. You need a cleaning service that can help you stay on top of things.

When you work with commercial cleaners, you can schedule floor treatments as often as needed. Depending on the size of your workplace, that may be anywhere from twice a week to once a day.

Call Anago for commercial janitorial services. By scheduling our services, you can prevent falls from happening in your office, warehouse, and/or other commercial building. Contact us to learn more about how our cleaning services can make your workplace safer.

Hiring A Commercial Cleaning Company? 12 Questions To Ask

By | Cleaning

Clean workspaces aren’t just aesthetically pleasing—they’re also safer and more conducive to productivity

Thinking about hiring a commercial cleaning company? Before you choose one, it’s important to do your research. The following questions will help you find a company that’s competent, reliable, and consistent:

How comprehensive are your services?

Not everyone has the same idea of what a clean space looks like. See whether you’re on the same page by asking the company specifically what they’ll clean. Do they merely wipe down surfaces and floors? Or, do they also empty trash bins, wash windows, and disinfect high-touch areas?

What cleaning agents do you use?

Make sure your cleaning company is up to speed on the latest and most effective cleaning products. This is important to ask since you’ll also learn whether the company provides supplies or not. You don’t want your new cleaners to show up empty-handed!

Are your cleaners trained?

To ensure that your cleaners meet your standards, ask whether they’ve gone through a training program.

How many years of experience do you have?

The more experienced a cleaner is, the better equipped they’ll be to deal with the types of messes found at a commercial facility.

Do you screen employees?

You let cleaners into your personal space, sometimes outside of your office hours. Ask if your commercial cleaning company does background checks and drug tests on their employees. You want to make sure that your cleaners are trustworthy and reliable. 

Have you cleaned this type of facility before?

From office spaces to warehouses, you need to find a cleaner that knows how to disinfect your commercial space. 

How much do you charge?

Try to get a bid on what your cleaning company will charge each week. The least expensive price is not necessarily the best deal. 

Are you easy to contact?

If you have issues with the cleaners or want to make additional requests, you need to have direct communication with the company. 

Do you keep a cleaning log?

How will you keep track of what gets cleaned each week, and what needs more attention? Your cleaners should keep a detailed log of what they do for each job. This way, you can keep an eye on what gets done, and make suggestions for improvements.

Do you offer green cleaning services?

You may have employees that are sensitive to the harsh ingredients in traditional cleaning agents. Perhaps you just want to do your part to preserve the environment. Either way, ask the cleaning company if they provide green cleaning services to protect your staff and the environment.

When are you available?

It can be inconvenient to have cleaners come in during the workday; it can distract your employees and may disrupt their workflow. Ask the cleaning company if they can provide their services outside of working hours.

Are you insured?

If anything goes wrong during the cleaning, you want to make sure that you’re covered. It’s never a good idea to work with uninsured cleaners, no matter how low of a rate they offer.

At Anago, all of our commercial cleaning crews are licenced, bonded, and insured. We won’t just meet your expectations—we’ll exceed them! That’s why we’ve been in business for over 25 years. Contact us today and we’ll set you up with the right cleaners for your facility.

How Professional Cleaning Can Make Your Workplace A Safe Place To Return To

By | Cleaning

Many employees who’ve been working from home are ready to return to the office. But it’s a mixed bag of emotions: on one hand, they’re excited to go back to work, but on the other, they’re concerned about their personal safety. 

Employers can reassure their staff that the workspace is safe by scheduling professional cleaning services. Here’s how commercial cleaners can stop the spread of COVID-19 in businesses and offices: 

 

Disinfect Public Spaces

In a workspace, there are a lot of day-to-day interactions. While some contact is unavoidable, you can do your best to eliminate germs by hiring a professional cleaning company. After a meeting or a rush of customers, schedule a cleaning with your business of choice. They’ll show up with the right disinfectants to eliminate viruses from all surfaces. 

When using a disinfectant, it’s important to follow the product instructions exactly so that germs will be completely eliminated. Your cleaning company will only use wipes that are specified for a particular surface, as to not ruin the finish of the furniture (for example, wooden desks or granite countertops).

A disinfectant is the only cleaning product that’s effective against COVID-19. Regular cleaning products just won’t cut it. When you hire a professional cleaning company, you can be assured that your workspace will be disinfected safely and properly.

 

Make A Plan

How often should you schedule cleanings? Which areas need the most attention? Work together with your cleaning company to create a safer workspace. 

First, consider how many employees will be returning to the office. Do you have a small team (5-10 employees) or are you working with a larger group (15+)? This will influence how regularly you need to schedule cleanings—weekly, twice a week, or even daily. 

Next, identify the areas that should be disinfected. Office desks, doorways, and snack stations are all places for germs to thrive. You may want to keep disinfectant wipes handy so that employees can wipe down their own spaces when they feel the need.

A detailed plan of action will keep the office safe for all your employees.

 

Put Up Signage

Let your employees know when the last time an area was cleaned by posting timestamp sheets. Your cleaning crew can sign and date the sheet each time they disinfect an area. When your staff members see this, they can trust that the area has been cleaned recently. 

Professional cleaners can do a lot to stop the spread of the virus. But so can your employees themselves.

When returning to a former workplace, it can be challenging not to slip into old habits. People aren’t trying to break the rules—sometimes, they simply forget they’re in place! It’s helpful to post reminders near high-contact areas. Places like the kitchen, lobby, and bathrooms are places that your employees frequent. Help them adhere to physical distancing measures by reminding them to wash their hands, stay 2 metres apart, and wear masks.

 

If your workspace needs commercial cleaners in Winnipeg, contact Anago. Let’s work together to make the workspace safe for all your staff members, and stop the spread of the virus.

What Does It Mean To Disinfect Something?

By | Cleaning

We find germs everywhere, from our kitchen counters to our bathroom sinks. Before 2020, we weren’t as aware of how easily viruses can be transmitted through the air or by touching surfaces. Now, we’ll never forget it. It’s hard not to be worried about how germs can travel from our hands to inside our homes. We’ve had to become very mindful about the surfaces we touch in public spaces like grocery stores or the doctor’s office.

To understand what disinfecting means, it’s important to distinguish what it’s not. Two other terms that have been popular this year are cleaning and sanitizing, which are not the same as disinfecting. Let’s clear up what each process involves so that you fully understand the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones:

Cleaning

When the seasons change, many of us engage in spring cleaning. We use brooms to sweep the floors and soapy washcloths to tidy up countertops or tables. This is a surface-level way of removing dirt; it will not necessarily kill germs, but it will reduce the number of them. Cleaning is best when you want to freshen up a space by removing dust and leaving a pleasant scent behind. If a room is being cleaned due to a COVID-19 exposure, cleaning will not suffice when it comes to guaranteeing safety. For that, you’ll need to disinfect it.

Sanitizing

In public places that prepare food, sanitization is key. There are regulations in restaurants that specify how cooking utensils and surfaces need to be sanitized for the safety of all patrons. Dishes, for example, need to be sanitized before they can be used for another customer. This involves using a special chemical soap with water that is heated to a specific temperature. Sanitizing is effective at killing bacteria and it’s necessary in public places. But it does not eliminate viruses; for that, you will need a disinfectant.

Disinfecting

Why has this term become so popular this year? It’s because disinfecting is the only way to eliminate the COVID-19 virus from surfaces. Disinfecting services are common in hospitals; they’re used to prevent one patient’s infection from spreading to another person. In surgery rooms, disinfectants are needed to completely eliminate bacteria and viruses from any tools that are used. Examples of disinfectants include alcohol, bleach, and hydrogen peroxide.

Disinfecting is not as simple as spraying a product and then walking away. It must be performed according to the product’s instructions. The disinfectant needs time to kill the virus and must be applied for a specified length to do so. If you are using a disinfectant, be sure to follow the instructions. Alternatively, schedule a disinfecting cleaning service to come in; a professional will know the best way to rid your home and/or public space of viruses and bacteria.

A surface that is clean or even sanitized is not necessarily disinfected, and the only way to kill viruses is by using a disinfectant. Are you searching for disinfecting services offered in Winnipeg? Anago is your solution. We offer our disinfecting services for a wide range of facilities. Our cleaners are committed to keeping public places and private residences safe for everyone. Contact us today to schedule a disinfecting service.

Your Guide to Choosing a Janitorial Company

By | Business, Cleaning

The 2021 Guide to Choosing A Janitorial Company:

Cleanliness plays a pivotal role in various industries, so diligence in choosing a janitorial company is essential.  A tidy and organized business environment creates a lively ambiance.  The maintenance of a dust-free office is critical for attracting customers.

Hiring a cleaning service through a janitorial company is easy.  Note that you should consider several factors in choosing a specific janitorial firm.  Here are a few relevant tips that will guide you in determining which janitorial company is ideal for your business:

how to choose a cleaning service A Janitorial Company Must Be Insured and Bonded

An esteemed janitorial company should have valid general liability insurance and janitorial bonding. General liability insurance protects the business, its staff and their clients from claims that result from damages to the property and ad lawsuits to name a few.  That said, conflicts will be avoided.

Janitorial bonding offers protection to the customers in cases where the company’s employees damage belongings. Bonding is vital for janitorial enterprises since the majority of the cleaning services are performed after office hours.  With insurance and a bond, both the cleaning company and your company are protected in case something happens.

 

A Janitorial Company Has Professional Employees

It is necessary that you check the background of the employees of the janitorial company that you wish to hire.  Make sure that the management and the cleaners are professional to work with.  Of course, you only want to work with the best, and you expect excellent results.

Hire a janitorial company that boasts of incredible customer service particularly that of the account manager and the cleaners.  They should be accommodating and friendly so that harmonious communication gets established.  It is essential that the cleaners have the passion and dedication in their work otherwise you cannot expect fast and efficient cleaning service.

 

A Janitorial Company Has Transparent Pricing

Budget is one of the relevant factors that any business considers when choosing a janitorial company.  As a wise business owner, you want to get the best deals and value of your trust, time, and money.  Here are the common questions that you can raise while shopping for the best janitorial company in your area:

  • Are we charged per cleaning session or per month?
  • Are the cleaning supplies and equipment included in the billing?
  • Are there hidden charges and unexpected fees?
  • Do I pay by cash, check or credit card?
  • What are the terms and conditions?
  • Do I get discounts if I hire a certain amount of many cleaning sessions?

companies looking for cleaning servicesCompanies Looking for Cleaner Services

Office and commercial businesses are the familiar clients of cleaning services.  Hotels, gyms, and schools are a few of the many industries that patronize the services of janitorial companies.  The cleaning services for these companies require teams of expert cleaners and the most advanced tools and equipment.

As these industries are required to maintain cleanliness at all times for the pleasant experience of their customers so as the cleaning companies should perform their jobs with utmost professionalism and accuracy.

With all these questions in mind contact Anago of Manitoba and let us answer them for you.

What Are Terminal Cleaning Services?

By | Cleaning

No one wants to visit an unsanitary healthcare facility, especially when feeling sick and vulnerable. It’s important to keep all public places clean, but this practice is especially crucial for hospitals. In a building where sick people visit and/or stay, strict cleaning measures are required to prevent illnesses from spreading to more patients. Terminal cleaning services are scheduled at hospitals daily; nurses and doctors are simply too busy to perform these tasks themselves. A terminal clean is needed in rooms where there’s a risk of pathogen transmission.

Why do hospitals need terminal cleaning services?

Despite the name, this service isn’t as morbid as it may sound—it’s necessary to protect the health of patients in healthcare facilities. Countless people go in and out of hospitals every day, from staff members to patients and their families. Pathogen transmission is a serious risk in operating rooms and other units; if it spreads, it is referred to as a HAI (nosocomial or hospital-acquired infection), which is contracted by patients during a hospital stay. In Canada, it’s estimated that 1 in 9 hospital patients get an HAI. To reduce these numbers, healthcare facilities hire terminal cleaning services to completely disinfect the building.

What’s involved in a terminal cleaning service?

The cleaners wear PPE (personal protection equipment) to prevent the spread of infections or viruses. PPE includes face shields, gloves, masks, and boots. Once the cleaners are suited up, and they’ve applied hand sanitizer, they’re ready to begin the work.

A terminal cleaning typically begins with the cleaner placing a sign on the door to indicate that disinfection is underway. Bed linens are removed and placed into a hamper. If any of the patient’s belongings have been left behind, they are reported to a staff member.

Cleaners follow a specific routine of tasks to avoid cross-contamination. They move from cleaner to dirtier areas. First, any detachable objects are removed and separated for disinfection. Low-touch surfaces are cleaned before high-touch areas like doorknobs, appliances, and counters. These areas are wiped down with a disinfectant to kill viruses. The goal of a terminal cleaning is to eliminate all germs from floor to ceiling, including light fixtures, air vents, and floors. Waste materials are disposed of appropriately and safely. Patient bathrooms are disinfected from top to bottom—the restrooms are always cleaned last.

Before moving on to a different room, cleaners change their gloves and cleaning cloths. They also perform a final check-up on the room to make sure every surface, piece of equipment, and touchpoint has been cleaned. Once they’re satisfied with their work, the room is deemed ready for the next patient.
In operating areas, patients are especially vulnerable to infections; these rooms require an eye for detail during disinfection. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, many hospitals have dedicated wards or isolation areas for sick patients. Terminal cleaning services are used to contain the spread of the virus.

The importance of terminal cleaning services in hospitals cannot be overstated. When areas are not disinfected, patients will get sick. Many people in hospitals are immunocompromised, elderly, or fighting for their lives; acquiring another infection puts them more at risk. Anago offers workplace janitorial services. To keep the patients and staff at your healthcare facility safe, hire our terminal cleaning services to clean, sanitize, and disinfect high-risk areas.

How To Clean Your Classroom During COVID-19

By | Cleaning

Another school year officially started in September, and across the nation, schools have reopened to teach classrooms full of young children. Kids are eager to leave remote learning behind them (and so are their parents). But this semester is unlike any other: COVID-19 is still a threat to the health and safety of pupils and teachers. It’s one thing to understand and implement cleaning protocols as you prepare for the day – it’s another to uphold them when your classroom is full of excited children. For this semester to continue safely, new cleaning protocols must be followed within schools:

 

Take away unnecessary clutter. Why clean more than you need to? With fewer objects, you’ll have fewer things to sanitize. You can remove items that children tend to share to help reduce contact. Examples include seating areas, toy shelves, and old class projects. Doing this will make it easier to clean surfaces quickly and efficiently. 

 

Make a checklist. The classroom is full of frequently touched surfaces where germs can accumulate. It’s nearly impossible to juggle all these responsibilities in your head along with your teaching duties, so write the information down in a list. Clean high-contact surfaces often like desks, coat hooks, computers, art-making materials, and shared items like staplers and hole punchers. Check off each item as you clean it so that you know for certain your classroom is safe.

 

Keep disinfectant on-hand. Place a bottle of hand sanitizer by the door of your classroom so that everyone who enters will remember to use it. This prevents outside germs from spreading within the classroom. While it might be hard for children to remember at first, it will be easier once it becomes a habit. After children do activities that involve sharing, wipe down the teaching materials with a disinfectant.

 

Ask children questions about symptoms before they enter the classroom. Monitoring your students for signs of illness is critical. Before children attend class, send them a symptom questionnaire to complete with their parents. This will help you watch for the development of a virus. If a student falls ill while they’re at school, place them in an isolated room until a parent can pick them up.

 

Hold classes outside on nice days. Winter is approaching, and warm days in the sun are limited. But it’s worth taking advantage of the weather while you still can! Having class outside allows children to learn in the open air which reduces the chances of illness spreading throughout the classroom. If it’s too cold to learn outside, try opening a window to increase the air circulation.

 

Encourage frequent handwashing with helpful posters. By hanging posters with informative messages, you’ll remind children about how best to stay safe. Select posters with eye-catching graphics that show kids how to properly wash their hands. Other posters with cartoon characters sneezing into their elbow will remind children about proper etiquette. 

 

The safety of your students, their families, and your coworkers is of the utmost importance; you want to make sure that your classroom is a safe space for everyone involved. Trust your cleaning needs with Winnipeg commercial cleaning services provided by Anago. We will thoroughly disinfect your classroom to facilitate the safest learning environment.