Disinfectant use by K-12 school staff to combat SARS-CoV-2

Timothy J. Hilbert, Candace Brancato, Kelsey Carter, Susan Westneat, Heather M. Bush, Erin N. Haynes

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K-12 school staff from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio were asked about their use of disinfectants to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in schools. Survey participants (n = 1,555) reported frequent use of disinfectants, often using unknown products, and were provided little to no training on safe and effective use. Participant concerns included student involvement in disinfection, inadequate ventilation, surface contact time, and potential health effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1432-1434
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2021

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  • COVID-19
  • Health
  • Occupation
  • Student
  • Teacher

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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