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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted all stakeholders in K-12 schools, from parents who are concerned that their children are exposed to germs, to the staff responsible for keeping the environment clean, to the students themselves.

Percentage of parents who have concerns that their children are exposed to germs at school1

Average decline in classroom capacity as a result of social distancing2

Percentage of teachers* who are cleaning their own classrooms once schools have reopened3

As a result, it is more important than ever before to strive for a new level of cleanliness and provide the right products to keep students safe while maximizing staff and employee productivity.

As children begin returning to schools across the country, educational facilities need to ensure that they have an established cleaning process that includes regularly cleaning high-touch areas. Cleaning frequently with industry-leading products will help facilities keep employees safe and minimize the spread of illness.

Classroom & Common Area Solutions

Provide a clean and welcoming learning environment in classrooms and common areas with products designed to support student and staff safety, health and well-being

Specialty Area Solutions

Increase staff efficiency with products designed to support routine cleaning and emergency clean-ups in high-traffic specialty areas, including the auditorium, library and cafeteria

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL (K-12) CLEANING CHECKLIST

K-12 Cleaning Checklist for Primary and Secondary Schools
K-12 Cleaning Checklist for Primary and Secondary Schools

Utilize our Primary & Secondary Schools (K-12) Cleaning Checklists to train your staff on appropriate cleaning protocols, including step-by-step instructions on how to clean your facility. Identify high-touch areas and ensure your staff understands the appropriate steps to clean and disinfect all areas of the facility, including:

  • Classrooms
  • Common Areas
  • Specialty Areas, including Auditorium, Study Areas, & Gym
  • Cafeteria
  • Restroom

Featured Products by Space

Classrooms

Entrance & Common Areas

Offices

Cafeteria

Restroom

Gym & Locker Room

Auditorium & Library

Playground & Outdoor Areas

Utilize best-in class cleaning tools to help reduce the spread of illness in classroom areas.

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Innovative venting channels make lifting out liners up to 50% easier, improving productivity and reducing the risk of injury.

BRUTE® Dolly Black

BRUTE® Dolly Black

Rubbermaid Commercial BRUTE® Dolly smoothly and efficiently transports 20, 32, 44, and 55-gallon BRUTE® containers easily and quickly.

BRUTE® Caddy Bag Yellow

BRUTE® Caddy Bag Yellow

Turn your Rubbermaid Commercial BRUTE® container into a cleaning cart with storage and transport for spray bottles, wet-floor signs, lobby dust pan, brushes, liners, gloves, and other cleaning supplies

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

This all-metal stand with a weighted base enables free-standing hand sanitizer placement for easy access anywhere. Multi-solution stand allows for both Autofoam Dispensers and Metal Brackets to be mounted.

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

The AutoFoam Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology is a touch-free dispenser that automatically delivers controlled amounts of soap or sanitizer to help reduce cross-contamination. LumeCel™ technology efficiently powers dispensers using only indoor light and eliminates the need to purchase, store, replace and dispose of alkaline batteries.

AutoFoam Refill, Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer — E3, 1000 mL

AutoFoam Refill, Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer — E3, 1000 mL

The AutoFoam Enriched Foam Alcohol Hand Sanitizer formula dispenses in a light, airy consistency and acts quickly to kill microorganisms on hands. Use frequently between handwashes to maintain hand hygiene.

Protect student and staff well-being with touch free trash containers and sanitizer in high-traffic areas.

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

AutoFoam Premium Floor Stand

This all-metal stand with a weighted base enables free-standing hand sanitizer placement for easy access anywhere. Multi-solution stand allows for both Autofoam Dispensers and Metal Brackets to be mounted.

Executive Series™ lobby Broom, Vinyl Handle, Black

Executive Series™ lobby Broom, Vinyl Handle, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Lobby Broom with Vinyl Handle is great for sweeping and cleaning in restaurants, malls, lobbies, and more.

Executive Series™ lobby Pro® Dustpan with long Handle, Black

Executive Series™ lobby Pro® Dustpan with long Handle, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Lobby Pro® Dust Pan is ideal for malls, restaurants, lobbies, and more.

Classics Open Top 25 Gal Black Gloss

Classics Open Top 25 Gal Black Gloss

The heavy-duty Classics Decorative Waste Container has a perforated steel design for a clean and modern appearance. This container is a smart choice for high-traffic areas and can be used both outdoors and indoors.

Half Round Open Top 12 Gal Perforated Textured Black

Half Round Open Top 12 Gal Perforated Textured Black

The Half Rounds Series indoor decorative waste container fits flush against walls to conserve space and reduce obstructions in high-traffic areas. The sleek and functional design of this receptacle blends seamlessly with upscale and modern indoor facilities.

Support sustainability initiatives with multi-stream waste receptacles designed for use in office spaces.

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3 Stream Landfill/Paper/BottlesCans

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3 Stream Landfill/Paper/BottlesCans

An adaptable recycling solution offers a front-of-house look with back-of-house functionality.

Wastebasket Recycling Small 13 QT Blue

Wastebasket Recycling Small 13 QT Blue

The Rubbermaid Commercial Deskside containers are space-efficient, economical, and an easy and an effective deskside recycling solution.

Side Bin Recycling Fits Wastebasket Large 5 QT Black

Side Bin Recycling Fits Wastebasket Large 5 QT Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Recycling Side Bin is constructed of polyethylene to be lightweight and durable. It attaches onto medium wastebaskets to create a deskside recycling solution.

32 oz. Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Gel

32 oz. Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Gel

The FDA registered formulation contains 62.5% Ethyl Alcohol along with Aloe and Vitamin E as moisturizers, helping prevent dry skin after repeated use. The tabletop pump bottle is designed for ease of use in multi-purpose spaces to promote an on-going sanitary environment.

Vented Slim Jim® Recycling 23 Gal Blue

Vented Slim Jim® Recycling 23 Gal Blue

The Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim® containers with venting channels offer uncompromised performance in constrained spaces.

Convertible Utility Cart and Platform Truck, Black

Convertible Utility Cart and Platform Truck, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Utility Cart is a versatile, durable cart is able to perform a wide variety of tasks.

Reduce risk of cross-contamination in cafeteria and kitchen areas.

19 QT Double Pail, Gray

19 QT Double Pail, Gray

The Rubbermaid Commercial Double Pail Plastic Bucket makes using a sponge mop simple.

Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

Janitorial Cleaning Cart – Traditional, Black

The Traditional Janitorial Cleaning Cart with zippered yellow vinyl bag collects waste and transports tools for efficient cleaning.

Cutlery Bin Gray

Cutlery Bin Gray

Safely stores and transports cutlery to minimize employee injuries.

Executive Series Service Cart, 300 lb. Capacity, Black

Executive Series Service Cart, 300 lb. Capacity, Black

Executive Service Cart is an elegant and versatile solution for back- and front-of-house tasks.

Bus/Utility Box 4.6 Gal Gray

Bus/Utility Box 4.6 Gal Gray

Undivided Bus Box

#24 Disposable Wet Mop, 1" Headband, White

#24 Disposable Wet Mop, 1" Headband, White

Disposable Wet Mops are single-use to help reduce the spread of dirt and grime, resulting in cleaner floors.

Provide touch free solutions to minimize spread of germs in restroom areas.

AutoFlush® Sidemount Toilet Flusher – For Sloan or Zurn Flush Valves

AutoFlush® Sidemount Toilet Flusher – For Sloan or Zurn Flush Valves

The AutoFlush® Sidemount for toilets is a touch-free, sensor-activated system that eliminates the potential for cross-contamination and promotes good hygiene.

Sanitary Bin 5 Gal   White

Sanitary Bin 5 Gal White

Designed to provide a safe and hygienic way to dispose of sanitary waste.

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

AutoFoam with LumeCel™ Dispenser – Black/Chrome

The AutoFoam Dispenser with LumeCel™ Technology is a touch-free dispenser that automatically delivers controlled amounts of soap or sanitizer to help reduce cross-contamination. LumeCel™ technology efficiently powers dispensers using only indoor light and eliminates the need to purchase, store, replace and dispose of alkaline batteries.

AutoFaucet® Milano 4" Center Set, Polished Chrome, Kit 3

AutoFaucet® Milano 4" Center Set, Polished Chrome, Kit 3

The AutoFaucet® is a user-friendly, automatic faucet that utilizes Surround Sensor™ Technology to dispense water only when needed. Touch-free activation helps reduce cross-contamination on user's hands.

Microburst® 3000 lCD Dispenser   White

Microburst® 3000 lCD Dispenser White

Microburst® 3000 aerosol odor control systems deliver a cost-effective, programmable solution with all the power and performance of standard dispensers.

English Only "Closed For Cleaning" Hanging Doorway Safety Sign, Yellow

English Only "Closed For Cleaning" Hanging Doorway Safety Sign, Yellow

"Closed For Cleaning" hanging sign is on an extendable pole to block doorways and entrances up to 50" wide and utilizes ANSI/OSHA-compliant color

Be a leader in sustainable practices by encouraging recycling in all areas of the facility, including gym and locker room areas.

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Blue

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Blue

Innovative venting channels make lifting out liners up to 50% easier, improving productivity and reducing the risk of injury.

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Vented BRUTE® 32 Gal Gray

Innovative venting channels make lifting out liners up to 50% easier, improving productivity and reducing the risk of injury.

BRUTE® 32 Gal Bottles/Cans Recycling Lid Blue

BRUTE® 32 Gal Bottles/Cans Recycling Lid Blue

The Rubbermaid Commercial Recycling Lids for BRUTE® containers feature all-plastic, commercial-grade construction that won't rust, chip, or peel.

Microburst® 3000 lCD Dispenser   White

Microburst® 3000 lCD Dispenser White

Microburst® 3000 aerosol odor control systems deliver a cost-effective, programmable solution with all the power and performance of standard dispensers.

AutoFlush® Sidemount Toilet Flusher – For Sloan or Zurn Flush Valves

AutoFlush® Sidemount Toilet Flusher – For Sloan or Zurn Flush Valves

The AutoFlush® Sidemount for toilets is a touch-free, sensor-activated system that eliminates the potential for cross-contamination and promotes good hygiene.

Enable cleaning efficiency in specialty areas with all-in-one solutions for sanitation and waste collection.

Heavy-Duty Ergo Handle Utility Cart, Lipped Shelf, Medium, 500 lb. Capacity - Black

Heavy-Duty Ergo Handle Utility Cart, Lipped Shelf, Medium, 500 lb. Capacity - Black

Heavy-Duty Utility Cart with Lipped Shelf transports materials, supplies, and heavy loads securely with up to 500 lbs. load capacity. The lipped shelves prevents items from falling off the cart and features an integrated V-notch to hold pipe and conduit securely for safe cutting.

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3 Stream Landfill/Paper/BottlesCans

Slim Jim® Recycling Station 3 Stream Landfill/Paper/BottlesCans

An adaptable recycling solution offers a front-of-house look with back-of-house functionality.

Vented Slim Jim® 23 Gal Gray

Vented Slim Jim® 23 Gal Gray

The Rubbermaid Commercial Slim Jim® containers with venting channels offer uncompromised performance in constrained spaces.

Executive Series™ lobby Broom, Vinyl Handle, Black

Executive Series™ lobby Broom, Vinyl Handle, Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Executive Lobby Broom with Vinyl Handle is great for sweeping and cleaning in restaurants, malls, lobbies, and more.

Slim Jim® Resin Trainable Dolly

Slim Jim® Resin Trainable Dolly

Slim Jim® Resin Dolly is designed to support and transport Vented Slim Jim® containers smoothly and efficiently through any commercial facility.

Light Commercial Spray Mop (mop pad not included)

Light Commercial Spray Mop (mop pad not included)

The Light Commercial Spray Mop features a lightweight and user-friendly design with cleaning solution cartridge that allows users to clean large areas without having to go back for a refill.

Keep outdoor areas clean and presentable with a variety of waste containers designed to stand up to outdoor use.

Ranger® Container with 2 Doors, 45 Gal Black

Ranger® Container with 2 Doors, 45 Gal Black

The Ranger® Container features Rubbermaid’s famous durability, modern styling, and easy-to-service design.

Ranger® Container with 2 Doors, 35 Gal Black

Ranger® Container with 2 Doors, 35 Gal Black

The Ranger® Container features Rubbermaid’s famous durability, modern styling, and easy-to-service design.

Classics Open Top 25 Gal Stardust Silver Metallic

Classics Open Top 25 Gal Stardust Silver Metallic

The heavy-duty Classics Decorative Waste Container has a perforated steel design for a clean and modern appearance. This container is a smart choice for high-traffic areas and can be used both outdoors and indoors.

Executive Series Mega BRUTE® Mobile Collector 120 Gal Black

Executive Series Mega BRUTE® Mobile Collector 120 Gal Black

The Rubbermaid Commercial Mega BRUTE® Mobile Collector is a highly versatile way to handle large-scale waste collection and sorting.

Rollout Container 65 Gal Gray

Rollout Container 65 Gal Gray

Easy mobility for material handling, general refuse, and bulk waste collection.

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PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL (K-12) PRODUCT RECOMMENDATIONS

K-12 Product Recommendations for Primary and Secondary Schools
K-12 Product Recommendations for Primary and Secondary Schools

Utilize our Primary & Secondary School (K-12) Product Recommendations brochure to identify RCP products that support facility cleanliness, including touch free products, hand sanitizer stations, cleaning solutions, and more.

For more information on Primary & Secondary School cleaning guidance, review guidelines from key industry associations and regulatory bodies:

centers for disease control and prevention

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department of education

While the above guidelines are applicable nationwide, states are also implementing their own specific recommendations and requirements. Make sure to review and follow all guidelines issued by your state’s Department of Education and other state-wide or local organizations.

*British Teachers  |  1 “Statistics on School Cleanliness,” The Edvocate.Org, 2015.  |  2  "National Council on School Facilities and Cooperative Strategies," 2020. 3 “Teachers Expected to Clean Classrooms Amid Safety Fears”, NASUWT, July 2020.

Contact your RCP representative for more information on Primary & Secondary School (K-12) cleaning guidelines or product solutions.

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