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Creating a Clean and Healthy Classroom this Fall

As summer vacation begins to wind to a close, parents, students, and teachers alike are setting their sights on a school year that looks much more like the ones we all used to remember. After a fun-filled summer of gathering once more with our friends and loved ones, not to mention the return of playdates, summer camp, and Fourth of July fireworks in the park, we’re all excited to welcome the 2021-22 school year and get our students back on track for a year of in-person learning.

However, we’re not completely out of the woods yet. Due to the rise of COVID-19 variants, lagging vaccination rates in some parts of the country, and the fact that the vaccine still has yet to be cleared for kids under 12, it is still absolutely essential to approach the upcoming school year with an abundance of caution. For educators, this means ensuring that their school buildings and individual classrooms continue to adhere to the rigorous cleaning and sanitizing practices put in place during the 2020-2021 school year. For some districts, this may mean continuing to require masks for unvaccinated students and teachers, along with maintaining last year’s social distancing protocols. However your school district chooses to approach it, it is critical that we ensure our students’ safety and protection while they are in class. 

Here are some of the top supplies and equipment that have been helping to keep schools protected against COVID-19 outbreaks and keep students learning in their classrooms.

Hamilton-Buhl HygenX Sanitary Headphone Covers- from $16.95

For schools in districts with limited budgets, the necessity that COVID-19 has placed on educators to avoid communal use of supplies and equipment has created a bit of a problem. How can teachers affordably and safely ensure that each student is protected without the ability to buy an entire class set of some supplies? These headphone covers are an ideal solution for schools without the available budget to purchase a pair of disposable headphones or earbuds for every student in every grade. 

HygenX covers come in unique and convenient “tissue box” style packaging for easy storage and distribution. Hypoallergenic material and weave design give you full sound quality, comfort and protection. By simply stretching these hygienic covers over the ear cups of any standard size classroom headsets, your students are ready to confidently and safely share with the rest of the class. Maintaining proper hygiene is more important now than ever and these covers are an easy way to keep your students safer and cleaner in shared environments. Not only do these covers help teachers effectively adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines now, but they can also provide excellent protection against the spread of other viruses, bacteria, and head lice.

Hygenx Disposable Microphone Covers– from $16.99

OK, now you’ve got your hygienic headphone covers, but what are you supposed to do to keep the rest of your headsets clean and germ-free? A perfect companion for disposable headphone covers, these covers are made to fit over standard USB headset microphones, protecting students from accidental exposure to germs. Made with hypoallergenic, latex-free black polyester with a special weave design, the HygenX disposable, sanitary gooseneck microphone covers are individually wrapped for ultimate protection and safety, are simple to use, and can be changed quickly for multiple users of headsets in a short period of time. Simply place the cover over the microphone, tighten with the Velcro tab, and you’re all set, ensuring cleanliness and peace of mind! 

Disposable microphone covers for headsets take germ protection to the next level, keeping the microphone sanitized and free of germs for communal use. 

Classroom Disinfectant Wipes Jumbo 4-Pack- $149.99

Disinfecting wipes can safely and effectively disinfect and sanitize shared surfaces, such as tables and desks, as well as equipment and school supplies that may be used by multiple students each day, making them quite possibly the single most important thing for schools to be equipped with this school year. Made with a non-toxic, hospital-grade disinfectant that is proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria, flu virus (A2/Japan), H1N1, staph, MRSA, E.Coli, salmonella, HIV-1, and more, these wipes can quickly and safely disinfect all hard surfaces of your classroom, leaving your learning environment safe and sanitary for your students, and restoring peace of mind to parents who have been apprehensive about having their kids return to school in person. 

Highly effective against germs, yet safe for use on all surfaces and free from benzyl-alcohol, citrus, bleach, and phenol. Classroom Disinfectant Wipes are EPA registered in all 50 states.

Hamilton-Buhl HygenX V-Ray Portable UV Sterilizer- From $189.90

Unfortunately, not all classroom surfaces can be effectively sanitized and cleaned with disinfectant wipes. This handheld UV sterilizer tool has become extremely popular with teachers and school administrators looking to eliminate viruses and bacteria from anywhere they may hide in the classroom. 

The cordless and portable sterilizing wand emits UV-C light that quickly and safely sterilizes and decontaminates all objects and surfaces in a classroom setting, including stuffed animals, electronics, and other hard-to-clean surfaces. .The V-Ray can be used to safely sterilize everyday items that are used and shared in classrooms, offices, and homes, helping eliminate the expense and waste associated with disposable sanitizing wipes. 

An excellent choice of UVsanitizer, the HygenX V-Ray allows for hands-free ease of use, safety, and peace of mind to ensure every shared item is clean and sterilized!

As we prepare to welcome our students back to a school year that feels much more like the way we remember it, it’s important to remember that it is still our duty to protect children, teachers, and staff by maintaining careful sanitation practices. Even when COVID-19 is no longer a risk we must keep top-of-mind in the future, keeping classroom equipment and surfaces clean and free of germs is still crucial for the continued health and safety of students and teachers.

By using these tools and equipment in your school, you’ll be able to start the year off with confidence that you are bringing the best, safest in-person learning experience to your students each day!

Mobile UV Sterilizer

Maintaining Clean and Healthy Spaces with UV Sanitizers and Disinfecting Wipes

Due to the current global situation, it’s more important than ever to protect our health by keeping our public spaces and homes clean, disinfected, and sanitized. However, the COVID-19 outbreak has caused a number of supply chain issues for disinfecting wipes and other antimicrobial cleaning products, which has led to shortages of these supplies in stores across the country. Companies and individuals alike are scrambling to get their hands on UV sanitizers, disinfectant wipes, and more, but it isn’t easy. By knowing where to find these highly sought-after items, you can improve your chances of stocking up and staying safe as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

One disinfecting solution alternative to traditional disinfecting wipes is an ultraviolet sanitizer, or UV sanitizer. These mobile, handheld devices are designed for portability and can be used multiple times, eliminating the need to dispose of disinfectant wipes, not to mention getting rid of the need to purchase more when supplies run low. Now that it’s getting difficult to track down disinfecting wipes, more and more people are turning to UV sanitizers to help sterilize their homes, offices, and schools. Since UV sanitizer use is still a relatively new concept, you may have some questions about them, and we’re here to answer them!

How Do UV Sanitizers Work?
UV sanitizers are the high-tech solution to ensuring a clean, sterile environment free from viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. UV sanitizers safely and easily sterilize and decontaminate all objects and surfaces with UVC light. This light kills 99.9% of all bacteria and is also effective against known coronaviruses and other pathogens. 

What Can UV Sanitizers Be Used For?
Unlike some disinfecting wipes, UV sanitizers can be used on sensitive electronic equipment such as smartphones, tablets, computer monitors and keyboards, and more. UV sanitizers can also decontaminate surgical masks, making them safe for reuse! 

In classroom or childcare settings, UV sanitizers can safely clean large and small toys, including stuffed animals, ensuring that all surfaces and objects are germ-free for their young occupants. In an office environment, ultraviolet sanitizers can be used on large electronics, such as copiers, as well as computer workstations, desks, and kitchen areas to give workers peace of mind that they are not being endangered by any viruses, bacteria, or other contaminants. 

Are UV Sanitizer Wands Effective?
Since UV sanitizers are a relatively new concept compared to disinfecting wipes or other cleaning products that have been around for decades, there is sometimes skepticism around their effectiveness against bacteria, viruses, and more. However, hospitals and other medical facilities have embraced UV lights as an effective cleaning tool for years, though the machines they use to decontaminate rooms are much larger. With a mobile, handheld UV sanitizer, the same science is in place—it’s just a lot smaller and more convenient for everyday use. 

This article from Insider explains in detail how UVC rays work to eliminate viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens. Since UVC rays have the shortest wavelength of all types of UV light, between 200 and 400 nanometers, they also have the highest energy, allowing them to destroy the molecular bonds that connect the DNA of pathogens. Because of this, UV sanitizers are often more effective at eliminating “superbugs,” which have built up a resistance to antibacterial cleansers.

UVC light is also more effective than traditional sanitizing methods like disinfecting wipes or other cleaning products because it is able to get in between even the smallest spaces to properly sterilize every inch of a room. 

Is a UV Sanitizer Safe for Use?
While broad-spectrum UVC rays can be hazardous, mobile handheld UV sanitizers do not emit a dangerous level of UVC light, and have been optimized for portable, everyday use. Safety mechanisms are also built in to prevent ultraviolet exposure to skin and eyes, and ensure exposure only to the intended sterilization target. In many ways, using a UV sanitizer can be safer than the use of cleaning products that contain bleach and other potentially harmful chemicals.

Which UV Sanitizer is Right For Me?
When choosing a portable UV sanitizing wand, it is important to find one that fits your needs and your budget. We recommend the HygenX Vray Mobile UV-C Sanitizer for its safety, efficiency, and affordability. The Vray sanitizing wand is simple to transport, yet highly effective at eliminating bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses, from virtually all surfaces and objects. Made in the USA, the Vray is built for durability and easy portability and comes with a rechargeable battery for added convenience. The UVC lamp is encased in a shatter-safe coating to ensure further safety and protection. Encore Data Products is proud to be a distributor of the HygenX Vray Mobile UV-C Sanitizer, and currently has this product in stock.

I still want disinfecting wipes. Where can I find those in stock?
If you choose to use disinfectant wipes in addition to or instead of a UV sanitizer, they can be pretty hard to come by at the moment. However, at Encore Data Products, we currently have cartons of BodyOne Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer Wipes available for purchase. Each carton contains 400 individually-packaged wipes designed for use on hands. Contact us today to place your order, as supplies are limited.

This is an unprecedented time in our history, but knowing we are prepared and protected can provide peace of mind. At times like these, it’s important to remember that this is only temporary, and that we will soon be able to resume our normal jobs, classes, and other activities. Making sure that we are re-entering society as safely as possible is paramount, which makes the need for reliable, effective disinfecting solutions more necessary than ever. Encore Data Products is proud to assist our clients with anything they may need to help make the transition as smooth as possible. Ask your representative about the Vray sanitizer, BodyOne sanitizing wipes, and our other cleaning and disinfecting solutions today.