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USD 428 has new weapon to fight spread of illnesses

Scott Morrow, head custodian at Lincoln School, demonstrates how to use the electrostatic sprayer to disinfect a classroom. USD 428 recently purchased the machine to help keep students and staff from getting sick.

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 Soap and water, hand sanitizer, easily accessible tissues, hygiene lessons.

Now another weapon has been added to that arsenal for use in USD 428’s war against germs.

“School custodians now have an electrostatic sprayer to use schoolwide or in specific classrooms,” said Dirk Davis, custodians and maintenance director. “It uses a hospital-grade disinfectant.”

Davis said that recent outbreaks of childhood illnesses prompted the district to add one more layer to its cleaning process.

“We can treat all the surfaces in classrooms, halls and restrooms,” Davis said, noting the “fogger” is used whenever principals recognize a need and request the ...

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