In addition to the standard cleaning protocols, the University continues to take proactive measures to keep the campus healthy. The enhanced cleaning procedures have been implemented across campus, following guidance from CDC, to ensure best practices.
Routine cleaning is performed on a regularly scheduled basis by Building Service Workers (BSWs) assigned to designated buildings or areas. Disinfectant or general purpose cleaning products are utilized during regular cleaning procedures. Academic and administrative buildings are typically cleaned during night shift and residence halls are typically cleaned during the day.
Regular cleaning/sanitizing tasks include:
BSWs perform enhanced cleaning by cleaning and disinfecting high traffic areas (restrooms, lobbies, lounges, breakrooms, hallways, etc.) as well as high touch surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, door push plates, light switches, elevator buttons, handrails, and horizontal surfaces). Disinfectant cleaning products are utilized during enhanced cleaning procedures. The University is continuously evaluating products, equipment and other practices to optimize efficient/effective cleaning practices.
The campus community is encouraged to keep their personal workspace clean throughout the day. Work practices such as cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces and objects (e.g., desk, chair, phone, keyboard, cabinet/file drawer handles, etc.), help reduce the spread of germs on campus. Facilities Management Stores should serve as the source for obtaining and distributing cleaning supplies. Facilities Management is in the process of developing a plan to support this initiative.
The Facilities Management Department has upgraded equipment, such as electrostatic sprayers, and is using products proven to be effective against the human coronavirus to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of cleaning on campus.
High touch surfaces in the following areas are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected using EPA-registered disinfectant products that are effective against human coronavirus and approved by Environmental Health and Safety.