August 27, 2020
The Challenges Schools and Parents Face This YearThis year's checklist for school supplies looks a little different than last year's, and students are most likely packing a bottle of hand sanitizer as they head into school each day amid the pandemic. Parents, teachers, and school administrators across the country are taking the necessary precautions to protect their students this fall. According to CNBC news, the U.S. Government is sending 125 million masks to school districts across the country and will provide additional funding for schools during these unprecedented times.
Current Risk Factors at SchoolSchool administrators are overseeing and following the current CDC guidelines for educational institutions to minimize any potential risks that may affect those who work and attend school. The CDC released its readiness and action plan for school administrators to follow this year, which lists the necessary precautions to mitigate any pathogenic threats. The CDC has characterized those who are at risk into three categories: students who opt-in for attending school virtually are the lowest at risk, hybrid students who attend school part-time are at medium risk, and full-time students are at the highest risk.
Germinator's Patent-Pending Process to Help SchoolsSchools should seek out the services Germinator provides to reach a hygiene level that normal custodial cleaning cannot accomplish alone. Germinator franchises across the country are helping to reduce environments from harmful pathogens and unwanted odors by sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces as well as implementing ATP testing before and after applying their services.
The Genesis Surface Treatment ApplicationThe first phase is called Genesis, and it is a one-step cleaner and broad-spectrum sanitizer and disinfectant treatment that harnesses the power of HOCl (hypochlorous acid) solution. Derived from naturally occurring minerals, Genesis not only eliminates odors at their source but kills a wide range of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Salmonella enterica, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and viruses including norovirus, rotavirus, and adenovirus on hard, non-porous, environmental surfaces. It meets the Association of Official Agricultural Chemists (AOAC) germicidal spray standards for "Hospital Grade Disinfection" and is on the EPA N-List of products determined to meet the criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. As a result, this treatment will eliminate bacteria and viruses that may reside in your environment without the use of harsh chemicals or fumes.
Finally, Germinator's Shield ApplicationThe second phase is called the Shield. It is a water-based quaternary ammonium compound that imparts a durable bacteriostatic finish to a wide range of non-food contact surfaces. It is EPA-registered as effective against mold, mildew, algae, and odor-causing bacteria. This application creates an invisible barrier that combats deterioration and discoloration and promotes freshness for up to three months.
Germinator's Hygiene Monitoring ServiceGerminator technicians test for activated ATP using a luminometer to detect light that can come from cellular activity. This measurement immediately helps determine if surfaces are truly clean before and after service. Germinator offers a quarterly protection plan to retest, evaluate, and take the necessary steps of action to sustain a hygienic environment. By educating the consumer and providing quarterly protection services, they instill the best practices to ensure clients take care of their newly treated environment, which shows the company's dedication to cleanliness.
Germinator Texas Leads by ExampleGerminators in Texas are leading by example with the work they've done in the past and what they are currently doing to help schools. They recently secured two large contracts with The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) and TexBuy Purchasing Cooperative. The TexBuy contract allows Germinator to service 62 school districts in Region 16, two charter schools with 226 campuses in a 26,000 square-mile area, and additional districts and entities. Under the TIPS contract, Germinator is allowed to service over 11,000 members. This allows public entities (members) to select from a list of procured companies, such as Germinator, to use their sanitizing and disinfecting services easily.
How You Can Help Your CommunityGerminator franchises are the solution to help schools nationwide and can provide a sense of comfort for all those who need their services. There are over 20 Germinator franchises in the United States, and more are planned to open in the coming months. Those interested in franchising a Germinator will benefit from the company's low start-up costs, strong support system, and effective digital marketing strategies. Germinator community consists of educators and specialists who understand the importance of creating hygienic environments using the best solutions and technology to get the job done right.