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Here’s How Los Angeles Area Schools Are Trying To Keep Things Clean

Wash your hands, friends. (Chava Sanchez/LAist)
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As public health officials monitor coronavirus, school districts are trying to keep parents informed and make plans for possible closures.

Meanwhile, they’re trying to keep things as clean as possible.

Here’s what Alhambra Unified told parents in a letter last week.

And here’s a note sent to Downey Unified staff.

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​In case you – like me – are curious what an “electrostatic sprayer” is, here’s a video of one:

Downey Unified’s Ashley Greaney told us that the district is in the process of acquiring more electrostatic sprayers.

“We aren’t currently using them now within the classroom space unless there is a need to,” Greaney explained. “However, we’re using them in our school buses.”

The biggest school district in town, Los Angeles Unified, declined an interview. But, on its web page dedicated to coronavirus news, it wrote:

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“Schools are cleaned daily by our custodial staff, who use a disinfectant solution to sanitize restrooms, drinking fountains, and lunch and food-preparation areas. They also are ensuring that all restrooms are equipped with hand soap and paper towels.”

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