Notification on Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizer Use in School for the 2022-2023 School Year


Dear Parents/Guardians:

Hand washing for 30 seconds with warm soapy water is the best way to
clean hands and reduce illness. If this is not available, alcohol-based hand sanitizers (ABHS) can be used.

The use of hand sanitizers will be done under adult supervision. Staff will be trained when to report concerns to the school nurse.

Hand sanitizers do not work for removing allergens. Handwashing with soap and warm water is needed.

Please share this information with your child:

  • A dime-size amount of hand sanitizer is all that is needed
  • Rub over the hands until the gel is dry
  • Keep their hands off the face, eyes, nose, or mouth while hands are wet
  • If they have cuts on their hands or feel stinging, they should not use the sanitizer and tell their teacher

If you do not want your child to use hand sanitizer, please send in writing your request that your child not use the hand sanitizer.

Be Well,

Florence Lazaroff, MD,
Medical Director