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I can't use the liquid soap, because I'm allergic. I keep a bottle of
Alveeno that I use to wash my hands frequently. We use the vinyl gloves to
clean with disinfectant wipes on the door handles, all touchable services in
the bathroom, around the clean up sink, and use clorax2 spray if a class
seems sick. I have kids from 44 school districts that come through the
museum. Neither Minnie or I've been sick all year, except a couple of weeks
ago I got a sinus and lung infection from one of our West Texas dust storms.
I can't blame the kids for that.
Kimberly Herbert (kimberly)
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
From: Litesal [litesal]
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2000 7:13 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: kids are contagious!!!
> I am not a health professional, but we had a similar problem in the
> elementary where I worked for many years. Teachers were constantly sick
> colds and the flu. After the district nursing supervisor and our own
> nurse watched us for a few days, they gave a good suggestion that worked.
> The main thing they noticed is that we (the teachers) would grade papers
> then not wash out hands. They also noticed that we would sit at the
> children's desks or touch their desks, papers, books, pencils, etc. ...
> you guessed it. We didn't wash our hands. After we instituted a policy
> frequent hand washing with soap, many of our flu problems went away.
Yes, handwashing is the answer. I wash before my hands go near my mouth,
nose, or eyes. I wash before I go home, then I change clothes, and wash
again. I'm even careful after touching things that I have brought home from
school. It seems excessive, but I have not been sick all year (knock
wood!). Problem now is, my hands are often red and cracked, and they look
80 years old. Oh, one more thing, use liquid as opposed to bar soap, if you
must use bar soap, have your own bar.
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