Newswise — Washington, D.C. – July 19, 2022 – Schools play a central role in slowing the spread of diseases in communities by providing healthy, safe, and supportive learning environments for students. To support these efforts, the American Cleaning Institute (ACI) is hosting a webinar covering best practices and key prevention strategies to keep students, staff, and school communities healthy.
The free webinar, “Clean Hands and Spaces,” will be held on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at 3:00 pm EDT. Register now on the Healthy Schools, Healthy People website.
During the session, Ashley Andújar, Communications Lead for CDC’s Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, will share information about the agency’s new online training for educators, administrators, and supporting personnel in K-12 schools and early care and education settings, called “Clean Hands and Spaces.”
Attendees will also learn about CDC health promotion resources available for schools and early care and education settings. They can also gain access to shareable resources and recommendations about setting good hand hygiene habits, ways to promote hand hygiene in schools, and general cleaning and disinfecting information.
Ashley Andújar | CDC, Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch
Brian Sansoni | ACI, Senior Vice President, Communication, Outreach & Membership
The webinar is part of ACI and CDC’s joint initiative, Healthy Schools, Healthy People, designed to promote hand hygiene and cleaning practices as a means to prevent the spread of infectious disease in schools and reduce illness-related absenteeism. The website offers resources for educators, school nurses, administrators, parents and students. The site also features interactive games, a quarterly newsletter, educational webinars, and targeted social media. For more information on all things Healthy Schools, Healthy People, sign up for the newsletter.
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The American Cleaning Institute® (ACI – www.cleaninginstitute.org) is the Home of the U.S. Cleaning Products Industry® and represents the $60 billion U.S. cleaning product supply chain. ACI members include the manufacturers and formulators of soaps, detergents, and general cleaning products used in household, commercial, industrial and institutional settings; companies that supply ingredients and finished packaging for these products; and chemical distributors. ACI serves the growth and innovation of the U.S. cleaning products industry by advancing the health and quality of life of people and protecting our planet. ACI achieves this through a continuous commitment to sound science and being a credible voice for the cleaning products industry.