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RIA provides prevention tips for H1N1 influenza

October 2, 2009
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The Restoration Industry Association is providing recommendations for reducing the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus in various education settings.

Hard surfaces can be cleaned with a normal household or commercial disinfectant. Surfaces to pay particular attention to in a school setting include: desk tops, door knobs, light switches, hand rails, computer keyboards and mice, telephones, microphones, elevator buttons, cafeteria tables and chairs, water fountain handles and vending machines. In rest rooms, a trash receptacle should be placed close to the door so individuals exiting the lavatory can use a paper towel to open the door and then dispose of it properly.

“Following good hand hygiene, utilizing thorough and regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, and using common sense can help schools reduce the transmission of influenza” said RIA President Jeff Jones, CRS.

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