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District Purchases Clorox Total 360 Machine to Combat Coronavirus

Groton Dunstable School District has ordered a Clorox Total 360 System. The system uses an electrostatic sprayer along with school safe Clorox disinfectants and sanitizers to ensure all surfaces including hard to reach places are properly treated. The School’s maintenance staff will utilize this system during non- school hours and will clean every school building in the district, including the Boutwell Pre- School and the Twomey Youth Center.
     As these machines are currently in high demand, we are on a waitlist for an upcoming shipment. However, the vendor will be loaning us a machine for the week of March 9 through March 13 at no cost other than the cost of the products. They will also provide training for proper usage of the machine and products.
     There has also been some talk of the District possible sharing the Clorox 360 machine to disinfect town buildings and perhaps using it to facitiate Town Meeting should the coronavirus become a full-blown epidemic.
     Additionally, there is an ample supply of disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer available to staff and students at each building.
 Other Cleaning a& Disinfection
     In addition, there are other precautionary measures being taken by SJ Services, the District’s custodial contractor, and the District’s own maintenance staff to ensure G-D school buildings are as clean and safe as possible. SJ Services has always used disinfectant cleaning products on all surfaces in the restrooms.
     They are now using this same disinfectant to clean door handles, stair railings, push plates, water fountains and other touchpoints. In addition, they have begun using the disinfectant product to wash hard floors in classrooms, offices, and hallways. Esthetically, the floors will not be as shiny, but they will be disinfected.
     The above information went out to the parents via G-D District email. It was also sent to the Groton Herald to reach the greater community.
     School Committee Chair Marlena Gilbert said that although the steps being taken to address the coronavirus were discussed at the School Committee, she wanted to ensure that all parents and staff are aware of the steps the District is taking.
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