It’s the start of a brand new year, and it’s safe to say that 2021 already looks a whole lot better than 2020. With a vaccine already in the early stages of the distribution process, the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel is starting to shine a little brighter as we see an end of the pandemic in sight.
As we begin to hope for better days ahead, schools are forging ahead with plans to reopen safely for in-person students, and we’re all looking forward to a day when classrooms across the country look a little more like the way we remember them. However, because the vast majority of the U.S. population is still yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, it is essential that educators, school administrators, and parents of school-aged children continue to prioritize safety and cleanliness while planning their students’ big first day back to in-person learning.
While it goes without saying that following the guidelines recommended by the CDC and following social distancing and masking protocols is a must for safely reopening schools across the nation, ensuring that children and teachers remain free from exposure to the virus goes much deeper than that. School administrators are encouraged to maintain a clean, healthy environment in their individual classrooms and throughout the school by sanitizing surfaces often, keeping shared supplies to an absolute minimum, and sterilizing those supplies whenever possible.
As we transition back to in-person learning from remote classrooms, it is critical that we follow these health and safety guidelines to the letter in order to avoid further shutdowns or outbreaks and to keep kids in school. Here are some of our favorite products for helping teachers and other school staff maintain a germ-free learning environment.
In a perfect world, all schools would have the available budget to purchase a pair of disposable headphones or earbuds for every student in every grade. Unfortunately, however, a number of U.S. schools simply don’t have the necessary funding to provide single-use classroom headphones. For schools struggling with properly sanitizing a classroom set of reusable school headphones, these headphone covers are an ideal solution!
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. Keeping proper hygiene is more important now than ever and these covers are an easy way to keep your students cleaner and safer in shared environments.
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? Don’t worry, HygenX has you covered- literally! These disposable sanitary gooseneck microphone covers are the must-have, handy accessory for users of shared headsets in any and all shared environments, including schools. Made with hypoallergenic, latex-free black polyester with special weave design, the HygenX disposable, sanitary gooseneck microphone covers are individually-wrapped for ultimate protection and safety. Their sleek, unobtrusive design helps stop germs and bacteria in their tracks while having little to no negative impact on sound quality.
HygenX microphone covers 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!
Yet another must-have from Hamilton-Buhl’s HygenX line of sanitary products, the V-Ray mobile UV sterilizer easily, quickly and safely sterilizes and decontaminates all objects and surfaces with UV-C light that kills 99.9% of bacteria. The V-Ray can be used to safely sterilize everyday items, used and shared, in classrooms, offices and homes.
Designed for easy portability, the V-Ray features a rechargeable battery, making it easily portable, lightweight, and cordless for maximum convenience. The V-Ray can be used to sterilize anywhere and anything in a classroom, home or office, including large toys, keyboards, headsets, touchscreens, and more.
The V-Ray works by emitting UV-C rays from a handheld wand, sterilizing items that are difficult or impossible to wash. These powerful rays are extremely harmful to germs, and can sterilize a variety of object sizes and shapes.
An excellent choice as ultraviolet sanitizer, the HygenX V-Ray allows for hands-free ease of use, safety and peace of mind to ensure every shared item, every object and every spot in any room is clean and sterilized!
Exactly what it says on the bucket, these wipes can quickly and safely disinfect all hard surfaces of your classroom, leaving your learning environment safe and sanitary for your students. The hospital-grade, all-purpose dual-chain quaternary disinfectant used in these wipes is proven to kill flu virus (A2/Japan), H1N1, staph, MRSA, E.Coli, salmonella, HIV-1, and more, yet it is safe for use on all surfaces and free from benzyl-alcohol, citrus, bleach, and phenol. EPA registered in all 50 states, Classroom Disinfectant Wipes are a necessity for schools everywhere as we begin to welcome students back to in-person learning.
The road ahead is still paved with uncertainty when it comes to finally getting to put the pandemic behind us and say goodbye to the virus once and for all. Continuing to follow all recommended safety guidelines is a must for teachers and educational staff as schools begin to craft plans for resuming in-person learning. By investing in these helpful products for your school classroom now, you can ensure that your students are attending class in a safe, germ-free environment.
Want more information on how to keep your classroom sanitized and safe? Check back often for more innovative products designed to help reduce the spread of germs while allowing students to safely participate in classroom learning.