Two of the biggest groups of heroes during this pandemic year have been teachers and nurses. These front-line workers have put their lives on the line for us to ensure that we could stay safe, healthy, and educated. Every year in Early May we celebrate Teacher and Nurse Appreciation. Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 4th and Nurse Appreciation Day is Thursday, May 6th. These days are part of greater Teacher Appreciation Week from May 3-7 and Nurse Appreciation Week is May 6-12. This period is marked with discounts at stores and restaurants for nurses and teachers, presents from students, patients and employers, and a general sense of appreciation that may be missed for the rest of the year (although we should work to change that!).
After the past 14 months, one week doesn’t seem like enough for these two groups of hard-working professionals who do so much for us in our day-to-day lives. Teachers have bent over backward to transition to online learning. In addition to educating our kids, they became tech support, had to find unique ways to continue to engage kids in virtual learning, and were a lifeline through the stress and panic of COVID. Nurses have provided us with consistent care, whether we were going in for our annual exam, or one of our loved ones was in the ICU with COVID.
All professionals deserve to work in an environment that is safe for them. And today, that means being safe from germs. As we try to emerge from the COVID-pandemic, is there any way to say “I appreciate you” to teachers and nurses better than providing a way to sanitize personal items, tablets, phones, and the air with chemical-free, non-toxic UV-C light?
Connect-UV is proud to offer solutions that can help schools and medical facilities ensure personal safety through UV-C sanitation. After Connect-UV donated to a fundraiser for the Lakewood Ranch High School in Manatee County, Florida, the school decided to gift all 200 of their teachers and staff with a Connect-UV multi-function sanitizing station for Teacher Appreciation Day. These sanitizing stations will ensure that teachers’ masks, keys, phones and other personal items are germ-free as they return to in-person learning.
We are thankful that our education and medical partners recognize the benefits of clean, safe and effective UV-C.
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day, Nurses Appreciation Day, Teacher Appreciation Week and Nurses Appreciation Week from all of us at Connect-UV.