District Uses High-End Cleaning Solutions

District is First in Florida to Use High-End Cleaning Solutions for Athletic Programs
Posted on 10/13/2020
Three football players on the field.

Student-athletes use safety equipment to avoid injury while participating in sports, and now with the added challenge of COVID-19, caring for that equipment and locker rooms is equally important for student safety.

In response, the School District of Palm Beach County has invested in high-end disinfecting cleaner and laundry products from UNX, to help ensure that students have an added layer of protection.

UNX Athletics cleaning products are used by more than 400 major university athletic programs across the country, as well as teams in the MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA. Palm Beach County is now home to the only high school program using the products in the state of Florida.

“Getting our student-athletes back to the fields and courts has been a priority for the District since our programs abruptly ended in March,” said Valarie Miyares, manager of District athletics. “However, we knew that we had to do everything we could to protect our students and coaches. The products offer an easy-to-use, safe solution.”

The laundry products fight the typical stains found on jerseys and equipment like grass, clay, and paint as well as effectively killing pathogens such as MRSA, Staph, and Coronavirus.

In addition to laundry, the District will also be using UNX products in electrostatic cleaners to disinfect training mats, balls, helmets, shoulder pads and locker room surfaces. The disinfecting products need only a short dwell time to kill 100% of viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungi, while the products remain safe for students and coaches.

The District’s athletic directors have been trained on proper use of the products while protecting themselves with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and using the best products to treat all of the surfaces that could become contaminated during practices and games. Fall sports, such as football and volleyball games, will begin later in October.

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