The Columbia County School District is taking all necessary steps to protect you and your family from the pandemic that is gripping our community. With this, the "Learn from Home" initiative was born, allowing our students, faculty, and staff to work from home.
According the the National Institute of Health, the COVID-19 virus can live on hard surfaces from several hours, to several days. The dependency on the amount of time a live virus can live depends on the material. Unfortunately, plastic and Stainless Steel have the lengthiest timeline for any surface, 2-3 weeks.
Whether you are Learning from Home or Working from home, it is important to remember that your hands can be one of the biggest transporters of virus and bacteria, and all safety precautions should be taken when using your computer systems. To assist you, the CCBOE Technology Department has developed some practices you should consider performing on a daily basis:
1. Wipe down your keyboard. Do not spray disinfectant or other cleaners (or water) directly onto your computer or keyboard. Liquids, not matter what the content, can short out electronics. Use a solution of at least 70% alcohol whenever possible on computer equipment. If using a spray disinfectant, spray the solution on a rag first, then wipe down the keyboard.
2. Wash your hands. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has published recommended washing procedures. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 Seconds. This is to ensure virus and bacteria are neutralized.
3. Do not use a computer keyboard unless you are positive it is safe. Most families have one computer per family. This increases the likelihood that someone may not follow the rules
Remember to WASH, WIPE, REPEAT!!!
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