The Clorox Company believes that all students deserve a healthier learning environment this school year, and is joining forces with parents and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to give teachers the resources they need to fight cold and flu germs in the classroom.
It’s easy to lend a hand and save! When you visit www.CloroxClassrooms.com and take the Canisters for Classrooms pledge for a healthier school year:
You will receive a coupon for Clorox Disinfecting Wipes so that you can donate to your child’s teacher; and Clorox will donate a canister of Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to a school in-need and $1 to the Alliance for a Healthier Generation to support their Healthy Schools Program, which creates healthier learning environments in more than 18,000 schools, reaching 11 million students across the country.
Tips for a Healthier School Year
Here are a few simple steps that will help prevent the spread of germs that cause colds and flu in classrooms:
Get Vaccinated: Getting a yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in flu prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year to protect against the flu.
Stay Home When Sick: If possible, keep kids home from school when they are sick to help prevent teachers and classmates from catching their illness.
Sing & Scrub: Make sure kids wash their hands the right way. They should wash frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds (the time it takes to sing the “Happy Birthday” song twice).
Do the Elbow Cough: Teach kids to cough into elbows, not hands, since hands are more likely to spread bacteria and viruses through touch.
Disinfect Germ Hot Spots: The CDC recommends disinfecting frequently touched surfaces or objects when someone is ill. In the classroom teachers can use a disinfectant approved to kill cold and flu viruses, like Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes, on desks, computer mice and doorknobs.