COVID Cleaning Products (Updated 11-5-20)
This week (11-2-20), we will distribute a new disinfectant cleaner called Oxivir TB to use in spray bottles and foggers. Oxivir is used in hospitals and other institutional facilities, and has met the stringent criteria we have put in place for the selection of a new cleaning product. First, it is on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) List N which certifies a disinfectant as effective in killing the COVID-19 virus. Second, Oxivir is certified by the EPA to kill COVID within 1 minute of contact time. Third, the product has no EPA warning words such as Danger, Warning, or Caution, which means the EPA has determined the product is safe for extended use around students and staff. I have attached product information sheets to this email for more information.
Spray bottles that are used in our instructional spaces will be emptied of the Lysol product and replaced with Oxivir TB. By Monday, November 9, we will have Oxivir at all of our campuses. This change is being made to ensure the short term and long-term safety of our students and staff.
Oxivir TB Product Information Sheets
Updated on 9-4-20
Kerrville ISD has increased the level of cleaning in classrooms and common areas such as hallways, cafeterias, and bathrooms. School staff is using Lysol All Purpose Cleaner during the school day to disinfect hard surfaces, door knobs and hand rails. The district is using isopropyl alcohol to clean shared electronic devices. Finally, the district is using cold foggers with Steramine tabs diluted in water, after school hours, to cover areas that may be missed. Below you will find product data on Lysol All Purpose Cleaner and Steramine Tabs.
Lysol All Purpose Cleaner - Click here for product data sheet
Steramine 1-G Tablets -
Updated on April 3, 2020
The Corona Virus, now officially called COVID-19, is a virus that originated in China and has spread to locations around the world. The virus causes symptoms that are similar to the cold or flu such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
The Center for Disease Control believes the United States will soon see cases of the virus, so Kerrville ISD is taking the following proactive steps to learn about and be prepared to respond to the virus:
- District officials participate in meetings with local and regional health officials to monitor, plan, and respond to known or perceived threats to public health;
- School nurses and campus staff will be provided information and training as necessary;
- Kerrville ISD continues to take an aggressive approach to control the spread of influenza by regularly disinfecting classrooms and common spaces. These same strategies are effective for the COVID-19. The district will purchase additional supplies and equipment that will allow for more frequent deep cleaning and disinfecting; and
- As the health community learns more about COVID-19, Kerrville ISD will take further actions as recommended or directed by health officials.
It is important that the community be aware of COVID-19. Please take a moment to review the informational flyers that include preventative measures everyone can take such as frequent hand washing and covering coughs and sneezes. Updates to this information will be posted as it becomes available.
Transmission of COVID-19
- Person-to-person spread
- The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People are thought to be the most contagious when they are symptomatic.
- For more information about the spread of COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control website here.
Symptoms of COVID-19
- The following symptoms may appear 2-24 days after exposure:
- Shortness of breath
- COVID-19 Symptoms Flyer (English)
- COVID-19 Symptoms Flyer (Spanish)
- For more information about symptoms of COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control website here.
Prevention of COVID-19
- There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to the virus.
- Some everyday preventative actions to take are:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Stay home when you have a fever
- Cover your cough or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Stop the Spread of Germs Flyer (English)
- Stop the Spread of Germs Flyer (Spanish)
- For more information about the prevention of COVID-19, visit the Center for Disease Control website here.
- There are several countries with travel restrictions due to high numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases. For more information about travel and COVID-19, visit the CDC website here.
For more information about COVID-19 in Texas, click to visit the Texas Department of State Health Services.
To view additional informational flyers, click on the links below:
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