• Dear LOSD Teachers and Staff,
     
    We want to assure you that all school facilities, including classrooms and common areas, have been cleaned and disinfected. Below and attached are details on how they were cleaned.  
     
    Please note: In addition to manual wiping of surfaces, electrostatic disinfectant sprayers were used. The electrostatic spray machines deploy charge disinfectant particles into an area that covers every surface in the space, including all items left out. Electrostatic applications are proven to be most effective and create a bond between the spray and surfaces. 
     
    Using electrostatic spray machines mean that items do not need to be moved or wiped, which is why spaces may have looked "untouched" upon return to school this morning.
     
    In addition to the work performed this weekend, we are working with our facilities team to prioritize the disinfecting of our schools. Disinfecting procedures will use district supplies.
     
    Thank you for your care and concern during this time.
     
    Sincerely,
    Mary Kay Larson
    Communications Director
     
     
    Cleaning at LOSD Facilities Complete -- How it Was Done

    All surfaces in all LOSD facilities and buses have been cleaned and disinfected using the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Following is more detailed information on the procedures followed:

    At Forest Hills:

    SERVPRO, a national disaster recovery company, was hired to clean Forest Hills Elementary School. SERVPRO prepared a work plan for the cleaning which included details for bio-cleaning services and is based on their working with COVID-19 in conjunction with CDC and HHS at quarantine sites in the United States. 

    The scope of work for cleaning included: disinfection of all hard contact surfaces in the building such as bathrooms, doors, door jambs, windowsills, desks, chairs, counter tops, etc. 
    The disinfectant used is Benefect Decon 30, a registered hospital grade disinfectant that is highly effective against COVID-19. 

    In addition to manual wiping of surfaces, electrostatic disinfectant sprayers were used. Electrostatic applications are proven to be more effective than traditional applications and create a bond between the spray and surfaces. 

    All cleaning towels and disposable personal protective equipment were removed and disposed of off site by trained bio-technicians according to local regulations. 

    PBS Environmental, the School District’s industrial hygienist is providing third party oversight of the cleaning process by verifying protocol is being followed.   

    Here is a link to the Servpro cleaning procedures scope and data sheet for product for your reference. 

    All other LOSD facilities:

    All other facilities were cleaned and disinfected by staff from LOSD using Blood Borne Pathogen procedures and Clean Harbors staff using recommended coronavirus procedures.

    Surfaces manually cleaned and disinfected are those touched by students and staff, including but not limited to: all hard contact surfaces in the building such as bathrooms, doors, door jambs, windowsills, desks, chairs, counter tops, file cabinets, etc. 

    Products used included: Clorox 360 Electrostatic sprayer, Alpha HP, IPA, and a bleach dilution to disinfect schools. 

    In addition to manual wiping of surfaces, electrostatic disinfectant sprayers were used. The electrostatic spray machines deploy charge disinfectant particles into an area that covers every surface in the space. 

    Based on the procedures used, items on surfaces such as paper, pencils, etc. were not moved.