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Cleaning protocol

  • Facilities management will implement enhanced and more-frequent cleaning protocols to meet CDC guidelines. Staffing levels and schedules will be adjusted to accommodate the increased frequency and additional protocols. This includes increased staffing levels seven days a week.
  • Facilities has secured additional cleaning equipment and supplies to ensure that cleaning staff has easy access to supplies and refills throughout campus.
  • Additionally, the University secured an additional 350 touch-free hand sanitizer stations that will be placed throughout campus. These will be refilled regularly by cleaning staff.
  • High-frequency areas will be cleaned multiple times per day, given the availability of the spaces. These areas include:
    • Classrooms
    • Restrooms
    • Common areas (including residential buildings)
    • Dining areas
    • Entranceways
    • Elevators
  • Individual offices will be cleaned weekly. This is to help reduce close-proximity contact with the cleaning staff and faculty/staff member(s) in office spaces. There will be common trash cans added in common areas/hallways to allow for daily trash collection without requiring cleaning staff entry into individual offices. Employees and students should remove unnecessary items from their personal workspaces to maintain clean surfaces and allow for appropriate cleaning.
  • The University has secured electrostatic disinfectant cleaners that will be used by cleaning staff for deep cleaning throughout campus and in vehicles as a supplement to the increased daily cleaning.
  • In addition, disinfectant spray and/or wipes will be made available for individuals to use before and after using a common space or classroom. Disinfectant sprays and/or wipes will be accurately labeled with the safety data and data safety sheets will be available.
  • If supplies are low in a specific area on campus, faculty and staff are asked to notify facilities management immediately through the maintenance request form on the portal. All members of the University community are encouraged to disinfect all surfaces in their living and working spaces. This will be included in the required online training for all faculty, staff, and students prior to their return to campus.
  • Air filtration
    • The University has installed enhanced antimicrobial air filters for its heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to ensure better air quality and ventilation. Air purifiers have been installed in each classroom to remove contaminates from the air in the room to improve the indoor air quality. The units selected have three separate air filters in each unit: a pre filter, H 13 True HEPA filter, and an active carbon composite filter. These will remove 99.9% of contaminates in the air.