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Cleaning protocol

Last updated: 7/1/2021

  • Facilities management will maintain enhanced cleaning protocols. Staffing levels and schedules have been adjusted to accommodate the  cleaning frequency.
  • Facilities has secured additional cleaning equipment and supplies to ensure that cleaning staff has easy access to supplies and refills throughout campus.
  • Additionally, the cleaning staff will maintain the 350 touch-free hand sanitizing stations throughout campus. These will be refilled regularly by cleaning staff.
  • High-frequency areas are cleaned daily.  These areas include:
    • Classrooms and all computer and scientific laboratories
    • Restrooms
    • Common areas (including residential buildings)
    • Dining areas
    • Entranceways
    • Elevators
  • Individual offices are cleaned weekly. This is to help reduce close-proximity contact with the cleaning staff and faculty/staff member(s) in office spaces. There are additional trash cans placed 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.
  • Electrostatic disinfectant cleaners will be used by cleaning staff for deep cleaning throughout campus and in vehicles as a supplement to the increased daily cleaning.
  • Disinfectant spray and/or wipes are 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 required safety information.
  • 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.
  • Antimicrobial air filters have been installed in the 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.