Cleaning

  • The virus that causes COVID-19 can land on surfaces. It’s possible for people to become infected if they touch those surfaces and then touch their nose, mouth, or eyes. In most situations, the risk of infection from touching a surface is low. The most reliable way to prevent infection from surfaces is to regularly wash hands or use hand sanitizer.

    Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces can also reduce the risk of infection. Below are the cleaning protocols that OKCPS will follow. 

     

    DAILY CLEANING PROTOCOLS 

    Offices/Classrooms/Hallways:

    • Wipe surfaces utilizing a disinfectant cleaner
      • Desks - top and bottom
      • Chairs - top and bottom
      • Countertops and cabinets
    • Mop floors using an EPA approved disinfectant cleaner 
    • Empty trash and clean waste receptacle inside and out with disinfectant cleaner and replace liner

     

    Cafeteria: 

    • Wipe surfaces utilizing a disinfectant cleaner
      • Eating tables top and bottom
      • Chairs top and bottom
      • Vending machine buttons
    • Mop floors using a properly diluted disinfectant cleaner 
    • Empty trash and clean waste receptacle inside and out with disinfectant cleaner and replace liner

     

    Restrooms:

    • Wipe surfaces utilizing a disinfectant cleaner
      • Fixtures 
      • Soap dispensers
      • Toilet / urinal flush handles 
      • Partitions
      • Paper towel dispensers
    • Scrub toilets and urinals with disinfectant cleaner
    • Mop floors using a properly diluted disinfectant cleaner 
    • Empty trash and clean waste receptacle inside and out with disinfectant cleaner and replace liner

     

    Custodial Efficiency

    OKCPS Custodial Services will continue to clean and disinfect multiple times throughout the day focusing on high touch surfaces, and after a positive case in a school has been reported. Disinfectant misters are available to be used on an as needed basis. 

     

    Supplies for Teachers

    All classroom teachers should be provided an EPA approved disinfectant cleaner, along with paper towels and disinfectant wipes in order to wipe down high touch surfaces in the classroom during the school day.  

     

    Transportation

    Below is an outline of cleaning protocols for all OKCPS school buses:

    • Daily Routine
      • High touch surfaces will be wiped down utilizing a disinfectant cleaner
        • Handrail
        • Seatbacks and seats
      • Floors will be swept 
      • Trash receptacle will be emptied and cleaned 
    • Scheduled Cleaning
      • Buses will be misted, which includes a disinfectant cleaner and shield application that has a 90-day defensive lifespan
      • All buses are on a 30-day treatment schedule for increased safety
      • Individual buses will be treated immediately after an exposure event when needed

     

Transportation Cleaning Procedures

Indoor Air Quality

  • In addition to replenishing fresh air and air filtration,  the district has installed Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization systems in every district facility in order to increase the air quality in our schools and buildings.

    Pollutants, dust, dander, smoke and even viruses and bacteria all can be suspended in the air we breathe, even when you don’t see them. Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization works to safely clean indoor air, by creating and releasing ions into the airstream through the HVAC system. When these ions disperse throughout a space, they seek out and form bonds with particles in the air causing particles to cluster together. The larger a cluster of particles becomes, the easier it is to filter it out of the air.

What is Ionization?