Procedures for Disinfecting District Technology
The following information provides guidance on how to clean high-touch technology equipment including computers, computer accessories, touchscreen devices, printers and copiers. All technology equipment in shared and public locations should be frequently cleaned and disinfected. When cleaning technology, it is important to follow the specific cleaning guidelines below.
DO NOT use aerosol sprays, bleach, peroxide-based, ammonia-based, or abrasive cleaners. Avoid excessive wiping or submerging the item in cleanser to avoid damage. Never spray cleaners/liquids directly onto computer keyboards or screens.
The NSD Technology Department will be providing School Technology Specialists with 75% alcohol wipes for use on high-touch technology equipment on campuses.
CDC: Cleaning & Disinfecting Schools
Apple: How to Clean your Apple Products
HP PC and Print Devices Cleaning Guidance
For basic cleaning of technology equipment including computers and mobile devices (Laptops, Desktops, Chromebook, iPad, etc..) interactive whiteboards, TV’s and document cameras:
For basic cleaning, your STS has Windex Multisurface Vinegar cleaner and micro-fiber cloths, provided by the Technology Department. Additional cleaner and microfiber cloths will be supplied to STS’s from Technology upon request. Other chemical based cleaners, such as ammonia based “regular” windex, can damage the coating on surfaces. Spray the cleaner on the cloth, and use the lightly dampened cloth to clean the surface. Do not spray the cleaner directly on to computer keyboards or screens.
Staff should NOT use any other disinfectants or sanitizers on technology equipment unless directed to do so by Technology Staff or District Administration.
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Article ID: 786
Created On: Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 9:21 AM
Last Updated On: Wed, Jul 29, 2020 at 8:34 AM
Authored by: Sarah Lawrence
Online URL: https://kb.nsd.org/article-786.html