In light of recent concerns regarding shared use materials in the school environment, careful consideration should be given to your FUSE Studio kits and equipment. The two main approaches to sterilizing your FUSE materials are by waiting 4 days between uses or by cleaning and disinfecting the materials and kits.
Leaving the kits to sit for 4 days between uses allows time for germs to die off which effectively sterilizes surfaces, as opposed to actively removing germs with cleaners and disinfectants. As an example; Student A uses a kit, but before Student B uses the kit it is set aside in a state of "quarantine" for the recommended number of days before another student is allowed to touch it. NIH studies report that SARS-CoV-2 can survive on metal surfaces for 3 days, so setting aside kits and materials longer than 3 days is recommended if this passive method of sterilization is to be used.
Cleaning and disinfecting kits and materials reduces the time between uses, but it does introduce the possibility of human error not present in the previous method. If choosing to sterilize your kits by hand, please follow all Center for Disease Control guidelines carefully. Details can be found on their website, including the document attached below and the page How To Clean and Disinfect Schools To Help Slow the Spread of Flu .