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Custodial staff implements new disinfectant spray in school district


March 28, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Petersburg School District's director of facilities and maintenance Dan Tate gives a demonstration of the Protexus, sometimes referred to as the "ray-gun," at Stedman Elementary School on Tuesday.

To provide a cleaner environment to students, teachers and staff free of germs and bacteria, the Petersburg School District has begun using a disinfectant spray that wraps 360 degrees around an object.

Known as the Protexus, the cordless, gun-shaped device sprays magnetically charged droplets that allow the disinfecting spray to wrap around objects and get to hard to reach places. The custodial staff uses the Protexus daily to sanitize classroom furniture, bathroom fixtures, drinking fountains and door handles, but their goal is to eventually extend the coverage when the district gets more...

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