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Back to School Cleaning Tips for 2021

As summer 2021 comes to a close, parents and children alike are looking at the upcoming school year with excitement and trepidation. Concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, this summer has been blessed with much more normalcy than last year. Yet, we are still facing many unknowns this fall, including the new Delta variant

Before your kids return to school, it’s a good idea to formulate a game plan for cleanliness and sanitation. By keeping things clean, you can help protect your family’s health while also reducing the spread of COVID-19. At Charlie’s Soap, we take great pride in providing safe back-to-school cleaning tips to fight COVID-19. 


Summer 2021 and the COVID-19 Pandmeic

While vaccinations have had a significant impact on the spread of COVID-19, it seems there are still some problems with the disease. 

The Delta variant has quickly spread from India across Europe and into the United States. Many feel this variant is more “infectious” than other types of COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) tells us, “Delta is currently the predominant strain of the virus in the United States.” 

Another major concern for COVID-19 this fall is “breakthrough” cases with vaccinated people. While such instances are rare, breakthrough cases also contribute to the uptick in new COVID-19 cases, as seen in late summer 2021. 


Back to School Cleaning Tips for COVID-19  

You can help fight the spread of COVID-19 this fall by applying appropriate cleaning and disinfecting practices. By keeping your home clean, you help protect your family and your neighbors from the virus. 

The CDC recommends you take a multi-tiered approach for cleaning and disinfecting your home. 

Cleaning your house with appropriate products like Charlie’s Soap Indoor & Outdoor Surface Cleaner is the first line of defense against COVID-19. Beyond this basic cleaning, harsher disinfectant products like bleach are only required if someone in your family gets COVID-19.  

  • Examples of Cleaners: detergents, degreasers, abrasives, acids. Different cleaners are used for different jobs. The best cleaners for your home are Safer Choice Certified
  • Examples of Disinfectants: ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, citric acid, ethanol, bleach. For more information on effective COVID-19 disinfectants, visit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website.  

Importantly, you can reduce the number of harsh disinfectants used in your home by being proactive and keeping things clean. 


Back to School Sanitation Reminders for Teachers & Parents 

Once kids return to school, parents and teachers should work together on sanitation protocol. For their part, teachers should keep an eye on the classroom to ensure everything is properly cleaned. In like fashion, parents work to keep their house clean and sanitary at all times. 

Most importantly, teachers and parents should work together to spread a unified message of cleanliness to the children. 

Some important points to remember include: 

  • Kids should wash their hands regularly (for 20 seconds or more)
  • Children should be equipped with hand sanitizer in their school bag
  • Kids should be discouraged from sharing food and snacks 
  • Children should be encouraged to clean up after themselves 

As we approach the new school year, it’s best to remember we are all in this together. A little bit of effort goes a long way in protecting one another’s safety. 


Best Eco-Friendly Cleaning Supplies for COVID-19 

Cleaning products like those from Charlie’s Soap are the first line of defense against COVID-19. By keeping your home clean, you can avoid using harsher disinfectants like bleach and ammonia. Notably, the CDC only recommends using disinfectants when someone is sick. 

While Charlie’s Soap products are great for fighting COVID-19, they are also good for the environment. Importantly, our powder and liquid laundry detergent, pre-spray, and kitchen and bath cleaners are Safer Choice Certified with the EPA. As such, products like Charlie’s Soap Kitchen & Bath Household Cleaner are not only safe for use around people, but they are also good for the environment. 


Talk to Charlie’s Soap  

At Charlie’s Soap, we are honored to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of our customers. Even more, we are pleased to provide safe and eco-friendly cleaning solutions for people during these challenging times. 

If you have additional questions about Charlie’s Soap cleaning products, please Contact Us today. 

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