DALLAS, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the start of a new school year, a lot needs to happen so that students can learn and thrive without raising the risk of spreading COVID-19.
Having children attend school in person will only be safe when a community has the spread of the virus under control. A layered approach is needed to keep students, teachers and staff safe.
There are a number of steps schools should take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The first should be arming the students and staff with a NoContactKey germ free utility tool.
The NoContactKey antimicrobial brass key is an innovative tool that was created to keep us safe from touching shared surfaces. The germ avoidance tool is made to minimize human contact and subsequently reducing the chance of spreading of harmful viruses, bacteria and germs.
The nation’s public schools are by far one of the most important places during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nearly all states have issued public health guidance for schools about health screening, physical distancing, hand washing, no-touch tools, wearing masks, staying home if sick, and the cleaning and ventilation of buildings.
Parents need to have a back to school kit that includes masks that are acceptable to and are comfortable on their children; and they need to have a bottle of hand sanitizer that they keep at school. While states are not mandating an antimicrobial keychain tool, they are recommended them to prevent students from touching shared surfaces.
Don Douglas, the creator of the NoContactKey, explains that teaching students to be responsible for their own safety is the most important way parents can prepare their children for back-to-school. Children need help understanding how to navigate situations at school that may pose risks to their health and safety, he says. “Talk through scenarios, such as, ‘What should you do if you get to school, and kids are running around without masks or not using a no touch tool?’ In an age-appropriate way, explain ways they can ask their friends to wear a mask and use a no-touch tool to avoid touching shared surfaces, or advise them to seek out a teacher,” says Don Douglas.
Teach your child to wash their hands before they leave and when they get home; after using the bathroom; and after sneezing or blowing their nose. These are habits that can continue at school, such as using hand sanitizer after using frequently touched surfaces and knowing the proper way to use the NoContactKey.
Most importantly, help your child get used to using the NoContactKey. “In the days and weeks before school starts, practice opening doors, flushing toilets and using the stylus,” says Don Douglas.
Build up their use of the NoContactKey by slowly increasing the length of time your child uses the hygienic door opener. Then, by the time school starts, the door opener tool will feel more natural, which will help with the adjustment to the classroom.
Made from a solid piece of brass, the NoContactKey™ compact size was developed to help those who prefer a smaller key and children to open doors & avoid touching shared surfaces. Preparing your children with this antimicrobial brass hand tool will help lower risk of spreading germs by avoiding high touch surfaces.
The ergonomic design is manufactured from solid brass and helps minimize your exposure to shared surfaces.
Dimensions: 3.25″ Long, 1″ wide, 0.25″ thick.
The NoContactKey™ is suitable for children ages 5 years and up.
More Info: www.NoContactKey.com