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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 164 million school days are lost due to illness. Bacteria, including Salmonella and certain strains of E. coli can live for up to two hours on cafeteria tables, doorknobs, computer keyboards, etc. The good news is that frequent and proper hand cleaning prevents the spread of bacteria among the entire school community!
If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based wipes or sanitizing gels to reduce bacteria on hands. However, these products should not be used as a substitute for good handwashing. Proper handwashing is still the most recommended way to eliminate bacteria from hands.