ATHENS AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Buildings and Grounds Department
100 Canal Street
Athens, Pennsylvania 18810
Phone: (570) 888-7766
Fax: (570) 882-6250
Mr. Craig Stage Mr. Brendon Hitchcock
Superintendent Business Manager
Mr. Jeff Schrader Mrs. Christine Middlecamp
Director of Buildings and Grounds Board Secretary
March 2, 2020
Recently, our district has received several inquiries about our preparation and protocols surrounding COVID-19 Coronavirus issues. As a district, we feel it is important to be proactive in our approach to this potential health related issue. The district’s custodial department uses the industries best practices in disinfecting desktops, door handles, light switches and bathrooms nightly. We currently use a Proctor and Gamble product called Spic and Span® Disinfecting All-Purpose Spray & Glass Cleaner. This cleaner is a CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) approved disinfectant product that kills a broad set of viruses. As an added disinfection precaution, custodians mist all solid and soft surfaces with a product called Vital Oxide. Vital Oxide is a hospital grade disinfectant and sanitizer. The staff mists this product on all solid and soft surfaces, in addition to their regular cleaning and disinfecting procedures.
The most proven way to prevent a virus and sickness from spreading is hand washing. As a minimum, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds frequently. If soap and water is not available, use a hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer will be provided by the district to place in every classroom as an added precaution.
Listed below is a link from the Center for Disease Control that contains information about Coronavirus questions that you may have:
The Pennsylvania Department of Health also has a wealth of resources about the Coronavirus that can be found at this link: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
These links will also be available on our district website: http://www.athensasd.k12.pa.us/
As always, the health and safety of our students, staff and visitors is our number one priority. If you have any specific questions or concerns pertaining to the cleaning of our district buildings, I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (570) 888-7766.
Director of Buildings and Grounds
Athens Area School District
An equal opportunity employer in compliance with Title IX and Section 504