How To Stay Healthy In The New Year

January 21, 2022

Over the last two years, we have all been doing everything we can to keep ourselves healthy at home, at work, and when traveling. At SSC, we focus on creating clean, safe learning environments to ensure students stay healthy and thrive academically. We prioritize cleaning so teachers, administrators, and parents can rest easy knowing that their students are healthy. Ever wonder what steps SSC takes to mitigate risk in seasons of high transmission for illnesses?

  • Utilizing Electrostatic Sprayers: SSC uses Clorox’s Total 360 Electrostatic Sprayers to ensure that highly-trafficked and touched surfaces are always clean. The highlights of this technology include superior coverage of surfaces, reduced cost for a better clean, and a far more efficient way to get the job done.
  • Specialized Cleaning Checklist: We have an extensive list of areas that are cleaned regularly, focusing on some of the germiest places within schools. SSC uses a disinfectant that kills 99.9% of germs on surfaces like chairs, desks, door handles, soap dispensers, and water fountains.
  • Adjustable Cleaning Schedules: Cleaning isn’t a one-and-done daily task. We customize our school cleaning schedules to each district or university’s needs. Our disinfection program aligns with CDC guidelines, and our cleaning frequencies align with Healthy Building standards, always ensuring a safe learning environment for students and staff.

While we keep students, staff, and administration safe during the school day, there are always extra steps that everyone can take to minimize personal risk for contracting illnesses. Here are our top 5 tips for staying healthy in the New Year:

  1. Be Prepared Everywhere You Go: Never leave it up to your destination to provide the cleaning supplies, PPE, and sanitizer that you need. Pack a small travel kit with the essentials to ensure you can clean any space you spend time in during the day. Your kit should include necessities like cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues, and anything else you consider essential.
  2. Regularly Wipe Down Surfaces: Be sure you regularly clean surfaces around your home that are frequently touched. This includes countertops, door handles, cabinet knobs, light switches, and remotes. Take it a step further and wipe down tables and chairs and public spaces where you spend your time, such as coffee shops. Going the extra mile in protecting yourself will pay off this season.
  3. Make Hand Washing A Priority: Now more than ever, it is crucial to ensure you are washing your hands regularly and keeping your hands away from your nose and mouth as much as possible. Make a point of washing your hands as soon as you get home each day, as well as after making stops at places like gas stations, grocery stores, and restaurants.
  4. Choose Healthy Habits: A healthy diet and frequent exercise can boost your immune system and help keep your body healthy. Incorporate more vitamin and mineral-rich fruit and vegetables into your diet for an easy boost. Don’t forget to stay active- even a walk every day can set you on a path for better health.
  5. Gather Outdoors Whenever Possible: We could all use a bit more fresh air, and germs are much less likely to spread when you have more space and less contact with surfaces in the home. If the weather allows, gather outdoors for walks, picnics, hikes, or trips to the park to catch up with friends and family.

Each winter, we are faced with the task of staying healthy when it seems like everything is spreading around. While you can’t guarantee a completely illness-free 2022, there are plenty of ways to mitigate personal risk and keep your family safe this season.