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Three Lakes School District uses sanitizing machine to disinfect classrooms, area police vehiclesSubmitted: 04/30/2020
Peter Dubois
Peter Dubois
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Three Lakes School District uses sanitizing machine to disinfect classrooms, area police vehicles
THREE LAKES - The Three Lakes School District is using a new piece of equipment to sanitize classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It's called the Clorox 360," said Three Lakes School District facilities manager Dave Kirby. "Our job is to make our students and staff feel safe. This is just another tool in our toolbox to make that happen."

Kirby ordered the disinfecting machine back in December as an extra measure of defense against the flu. Now, it's being used to protect the community during a pandemic.

"When we saw what it would do, and the chemical that we're spraying kills the coronavirus, it was a win-win for everybody," said Kirby.



Kirby is using the machine to clean more than classrooms. He's partnered with the Three Lakes Police Department, which uses the spray-cleaner to sanitize squad cars.

"We reached out to the school and offered to pay for the chemicals," said Three Lakes Police Chief Scott Lea. "We offered to take care of the [Oneida County] sheriff's office cars to ensure their safety too."

Lea said the machine ensures his officers have a safe work environment.

"It may be a tool to ensure our squad cars, which are really a police officer's office, to be as safe as they can be," said Lea.

The machine can disinfect a squad car in about two minutes, and a classroom in less than ten minutes.

Kirby is glad to share the school's equipment with local police; a partnership he said came naturally.

"Those are some people we rub shoulders with every day in the community. The partnership with them just makes sense," said Kirby.

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