Healthy Hands Make Healthy Schools

It’s no secret that students perform better in a consistent learning environment. That means regular attendance from both students and teachers – and one of the most effective ways to keep classrooms healthier and more productive is with a proven hand hygiene solution that features the trusted performance of PURELL® products.

But how can schools get the most out of an investment in a hand hygiene program? Proper placement of soap & sanitizer and effective educational tools are key to helping to prevent the spread of germs – and helping students stay healthier.

So where should PURELL® products be located throughout your school?



This may seem obvious to adults, but research shows that only 33% of girls and just 8% of boys in K-12 schools wash their hands with soap after using the restroom.[1] Providing hand sanitizer outside the restroom gives students an opportunity to sanitize – reducing the spread of germs, even if they don’t wash properly.


Common Areas

These high-traffic locations, such as cafeterias, entrances and locker rooms – even door handles and gym equipment – can harbor germs. Placing hand sanitizer dispensers nearby makes it convenient for students to sanitize and help keep germs at bay.


In The Classroom

When students are engaged and interacting during class, make it easy to keep hands clean with sanitizer bottles and hand sanitizing wipes. Teachers can enjoy a healthier classroom with fewer disruptions and more opportunities to practice hand hygiene.

Absenteeism is among the most significant challenges schools face today. From test scores to budgets, when students and teachers aren’t in the classroom, everyone suffers. Visit Healthy Hands 101 to find out how schools can benefit from the power of the PURELL® brand, and help students reach their full potential.

1. Balfanz, R. Byrnes, V. (2012). The Importance of Being There: A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation’s Public Schools. Johns Hopkins University School of Education, Everyone Graduates Center.