April 7, 2020
by Debra E. Marvin
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THE NATIONAL HEALTHY SCHOOL DAY Organization shares this: Most schools and childcares are closed. They can work NOW towards healthier facilities for all children when they re-open. National #HealthySchoolsDay is April 7 and the theme is COVID19 and the impact on children. .
National #HealthySchoolsDay is Tuesday, April 7. “This annual day of focus on the environmental health of children and schools has never been more important and school outreach has never been more important to children and their families.” Join us this year on putting school health in the spotlight: www.NationalHealthySchoolsDay.org
During the pandemic, we thank all our schools for their new work to educate and feed children. They can also use their buildings and grounds workers to fix up the physical environment for when schools reopen. See Resources and tips at http://healthyschools.org/National-Healthy-Schools-Day/Plan-Your-Activity.
During National #HealthySchoolsDay in Public Health Week, and every week, we can all work hard to make children’s lives better. www.NationalHealthySchoolsDay.org
Worried about the COVID at school? For #HealthySchoolsDay, share our unique Resources on cleaning and disinfecting schools and childcares. https://tinyurl.com/u4cbxfm
The New York State Integrated Pest Management Program of Cornell University is a Partner of the 18th annual National Healthy Schools Day 2020! Together we can make an impact and spread awareness for the importance of healthy school and childcare environment. See http://nationalhealthyschoolsday.org and register an activity today!
It is easier to work on empty buildings. While schools and childcare facilities are closed let’s get messy but important jobs done.
See Resources and tips at http://healthyschools.org/National-Healthy-Schools-Day/Plan-Your-Activity.
RECENTLY, the NYSIPM Program created three blog posts to help school administrators, building maintenance directors and staff, and custodians find resources reminding them of the importance of MONITORING, EXCLUSION and SANITATION to reduce SCHOOL PESTS.
Here are our links:
Without monitoring, schools are unable to access pest activity.
Closing gaps near utilities withe proper fill is key to keeping pests out.
Keeping stored food on well-spaced shelves, out of cardboard when possible, and in pest proof containers is key to reducing pest habitat.
To learn more about the great work done nationwide, follow these links:
www.HealthySchools.org – who we are, what you can do, help for parents and others
www.CleaningforHealthySchools.org – green and healthy products
www.NationalHealthySchoolsDay.org – since 2002, join us for the 18th annual on April 7, 2020