According to the CDC approximately 55 million students and 7 million staff attend over 130,000 public and private schools daily in the U.S.[i]
With numbers like these it is easy to see why influenza can spread so quickly in schools. The public is well educated about the peak flu season occurring November through March. But, this timeframe reflects when the majority of people are affected, which means people are actually developing flu-like symptoms prior to these months. So, the start of the school year is the perfect time to take precautionary cleaning measures in order to prevent the outbreak of flu from disrupting your teaching environment. Equally important though is maintaining the same standards of cleanliness throughout the school year, to keep staff and students safe.
Unfortunately, young children are part of the population at risk of developing serious complications from the flu.[ii] A likely reason is that their immune system is not fully developed. Cultivating healthy habits in children as early as possible, such as frequent hand washing, can help contain the flu. Also, teaching children to avoid touching their mouths, nose and eyes can keep germs from spreading.[iii] However, you are probably wondering how this deterrent is even possible since kids are frequently touching their mouth, using their hands to wipe their nose, or using their hands to rub their eyes. Although it is not realistic to expect children to be completely germ-free, they can be healthier by using effective germ fighting products.
2XL is a leading manufacturer of smart and cost-effective products designed for use in a variety of industries. Our alcohol-free hand sanitizing wipes are FDA approved, kill 99.99% of bacteria, and are formulated to keep skin moisturized. Our antibacterial foaming hand sanitizers are also FDA approved, non-irritating, and are environmentally sensitive.
At 2XL we are passionate about providing products that our customers love using. Staff and students alike will find our products safe enough to use every day. Let 2XL help you keep the flu out of your classroom.