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Early Literacy Activity Center – Cleaning

Cleaning

A bleach solution of 1 part bleach in 9 parts water (e.g., 1 3/4 cups bleach to 1 gallon of water) will kill Staphylococcus aureus, as well as other (tougher to kill) disease-causing organisms such as norovirus and Clostridium difficile, and should be used when possible. In situations where this is impractical, a more dilute solution (e.g., 1 part bleach in 64 parts water, such as 1/4 cup bleach in 1 gallon of water) may be used to disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated with S. aureus. However, it should be noted that bleach solutions more dilute than 1 part bleach in 9 parts water may not kill some disease causing organisms. Another option is to use a 1 part bleach in 9 parts water solution, followed by a rinse with water to remove residual bleach. Bleach solutions should be mixed fresh daily to ensure effectiveness. Bleach solutions should NOT be used to sanitize hands or for cleaning wounds.

Taken from  Virginia Department of Health

Guidelines for the Use of Sanitizers and Disinfectants in Child Care Facilities

Clorox Anywhere Hard Surface Sanitizing Spray – kills 999.9% of bacteria on hard non porous surfaces within two minutes.  No paper towels needed, all you have to do is spray and let dry.  It for any hard surfaces.  It is mild enough to use around children.

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