Cold & Flu

Catching Germs at School

Healthy hygiene habits at home can help keep schools out of the hot zone.

Helping kids develop healthy hygiene habits at home can go a long way to reducing the spread of germs in school.

Here are three simple steps you can take:

1. Take 5 to Disinfect

To kill 99.9% of the germs* on hard, nonporous surfaces that can cause colds and flu, use Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes to disinfect household surfaces kids touch most at home:

  • Phones
  • Doorknobs
  • Refrigerator handles
  • TV remotes
  • Toy storage bins
  • Light switches
  • Faucets

2. Teach Kids the ABCs of Healthy Hygiene

  •  Always wash hands before and after eating and after using the bathroom, with soap and warm water, for at least 20 seconds — the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.
  • Be aware of germs, and know where they can hide, especially on shared school supplies.
  • Cough and sneeze into elbows or tissues, not hands.

3. Donate Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes

Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes kill 99.9% of germs, including the viruses that can cause the common cold and flu,* but more than half of teachers have to buy their own. Do yours a favor, and donate wipes to help keep your child’s classroom cleaner and healthier, especially at the start of the school year, and during cold and flu season.

*Influenza A2, Rhinovirus type 14

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