Keeping Schools Clean

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

October 17, 2007

The incident in Bedford County has many parents asking what local schools are doing to keep students safe.

School is typically a place where many young, fairly healthy people come in contact with both each other and germs.

"Athletes playing on sports teams, children in daycare centers those are groups of people that tend to have closer physical contact than average," said Dr. Keri Hall with UVA's Department of Infectious Diseases.

Which is why administrators at Albemarle County Public Schools came together Wednesday morning to discuss how to keep schools as clean as possible.

"What we agreed to do was to take a few extra measures in addition to the areas that we already disinfect daily including clinics and rest rooms and locker rooms," said Dr. Diane Behrens, with the county school system, "We agreed that daily we are going to disinfect door knobs, door-handles, and high touch areas just to take that extra precaution."

Health experts say the most important thing is to maintain good hygiene, like hand-washing but add the real education begins at home.

Dr. Hall says, "If you have a child or if you play on a sports team, after practice or after the games, immediately showering makes very good sense and not sharing things like towels, and wash clothes, lotions, creams and soaps."

For more information on MRSA click on the news links section of this website.

The comments sections of are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10616842 -
Gray Television, Inc.