Safe Carpooling Tips for Families with Athletes in Fall Sports

October 3, 2020NuVinAir® Blog

While 2020 has been a year of complex problem-solving, one of the biggest problems facing parents is how to get their children athletes safely transported to fall sporting events. While the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) currently recommends avoiding pooled rides where passengers are not in the same household, shared transportation may be the only viable alternative for some. When passengers are not members of the same household, the CDC recommends taking the following steps when traveling to limit the risk of infection:

  • Do not go anywhere if you are sick or had contact with someone who has the virus.
  • Ensure every passenger wears a mask at all times while in the vehicle.
  • Before entering a car, all passengers should sanitize their hands.
  • Drivers should keep the windows open to increase ventilation and run the car’s ventilation system on non-recirculation mode.

Steps to Take Before Carpool Pickup

Every day, parents should take their child’s temperature and assess if the child is exhibiting any symptoms. If they do, parents should keep their child home.

Children should have their masks on and their hands freshly sanitized before getting into the carpool vehicle. To minimize the touching of car surfaces, tell the children you will open the car door for them at both pickup and drop off sites. Do not allow any passengers to bring drinks or snacks in the car to prevent removing the masks to eat and drink.

Once at the practice field, instruct kids to space out their bags and not pile them into a cluster. To further minimize the risk of becoming infected, after practice is over, do not let your children mingle together.

Steps to Take to Disinfect the Vehicle After the Kids are at Practice

To give you and your passengers the ultimate peace of mind that the vehicle is virus free, stop by your nearest participating dealership and ask for NuVinAir’s latest product, ReKlenz-X, which has received approval from the EPA as an eco-friendly disinfectant.

ReKlenz-X kills 99.9 percent of germs, bacteria, and viruses in a vehicle's interior without compromising the integrity of the cabin. The product is on the EPA's "List N," which includes disinfectants for use to combat SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

To clean, the proprietary product uses an oxygen-enriched formula to quickly kills bacteria and viruses by destroying their cell walls through a process called oxidation. ReKlenz-X contains no harsh chemicals, sticky residue, or dangerous volatile organic compounds. The result is a disinfected vehicle with no chemical smell.

ReKlenz-X is available in 32-ounce spray bottles through automotive dealerships, detail shops, rental-car companies, service centers, and vehicle fleets.

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