Hand sanitizer is available in each classroom or room that may see students. The cafeteria also has a dispenser at the beginning of the lunch line. We encourge students to wash their hands and use hand santizer when appropriate. I have directed staff to always monitor the use of the hand sanitizer in their rooms because of the dangers of alcohol poisoning. Hand sanitizers are 60% alcohol and only a small amount could cause problems in a small child. I would recommend that parents also monitor the use of hand santizer at home and talk with your child about not putting their hands and fingers in their mouth after its use. When buying hand sanitizer think about purchasing one that is fragrance free and children may be less curious about tasting something that does not have a flavor involved.
Please check the link below for a fact sheet on hand sanitizer.