Information for parents about alcohol-based hand sanitizers

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 sanitizer will be done under adult supervision. Staff will be trained when to report concerns to the school nurse.

Hand sanitizers do not work to remove allergens. Hand washing 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 your hands away from your eyes, nose, mouth and face while they are wet.
  • If you have cuts on your hands or feel stinging, you should not use the hand sanitizer and tell their teacher.

If you do not want your child to use hand sanitizer, please contact the school nurse.


Nicholas Belasco, DO, Medical Director