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How to create a hygiene plan for your classroom

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Learn about CDC’s new online training available for free!

Good hygiene practices are an important strategy to keep everyone in schools and early care and education (ECE) facilities healthy. Good hand hygiene can result in less gastrointestinal and respiratory illness, leading to fewer missed school days.

But good hygiene practices aren’t always easy to implement in busy educational settings. The good news is that some new resources are available to help K-12 and ECE staff learn how to best encourage good hygiene practices in their educational settings.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the CDC Foundation have developed a free, interactive, online training on hand hygiene and cleaning. The Clean Hands and Spaces online training was created specifically for educators, administrators, and supporting personnel in K-12 and ECE settings. This four-module training focuses on:

  • How and when to clean hands
  • How to create a hygiene plan in an educational environment
  • How to select, use, and safely store cleaners and disinfectants
  • How to team up with parents and caregivers to build good habits with children

You’ll learn from experts in the field about how to protect your educational community. You can complete the training anytime at your own pace, and continuing education credits are available.

This training will help you and your educational community be better equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to encourage good hygiene practices. Let’s all work together to promote clean and healthy spaces for the safety of our kids and community.

Click here to get started with the training.

For additional information, please visit cdc.gov/handwashing and cdc.gov/healthywater.

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