It’s been said that the world has reached peak disinfection as we work to rid our homes and workplaces of any trace of the COVID-19 virus. Indeed, the pandemic has heightened everyone’s interest in the many germ-fighting tools we have at our disposal. But public schools have always prioritized disease prevention, whether we’re talking about common colds and the flu or vaccine-preventable illnesses. So, what can our neighborhood schools teach us about the strategies that work best? How is COVID-19 different, and what extra precautions are schools taking as we look to resume classes in the fall? We recently caught up with Canyons District nurse Jennifer Gerrard and BJ Weller, Responsive Services Director for Canyons District, the department which, among other things, works to maintain safe, healthy learning environments in our schools.