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Dover-Eyota schools take precautions against flu


EYOTA, Minn. (KTTC) -- At Dover-Eyota High School, custodial workers spend hours sanitizing common surfaces to help kill the flu virus.

Twice per day, the janitors use industrial cleaning spray to wipe down the railings in the school, something that nearly everyone uses during the day.

Another big part? Bathroom surfaces.

Custodian Linda Oesau spends time spraying and wiping down all of the stall doors, soap dispensers, sinks, and paper towel dispensers.

Oesau said that the diligent sanitizing began a few years ago when the norovirus ran rampant through the school, and it seems to work.

"We had to do something so our kids wouldn't get sick so my supervisor implemented that so that's what we started and we've been doing it ever since and it seems to be helping," Oesau said.

The custodians aren't the only ones fighting the battle, Oesau said that almost all of the teachers in the building use wipes to sanitize door handles and other classroom surfaces at least once a day.


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