Campus cleaning and COVID-19

Protocols and guidelines for cleaning campus

Cleaning supplies in a basket with a table tent that says self serve disenfecting station

Facilities Services has been trained in the latest health, safety, and cleaning guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health (DOH) and has created prescriptive plans to ensure the campus is appropriately cleaned and disinfected.

However, we are all responsible for keeping a safe and clean campus environment and will be asked to maintain and clean our own spaces. The following plan was created in alignment with the CDC and DOH guidelines to help maintain a safe campus environment.

Community members will notice the following campus modifications:

  • Facilities Services will continue to provide daily cleaning services in academic and administrative buildings, with additional daily disinfecting regimens added to classrooms, public spaces, and bathrooms.
  • Traditional residence halls are cleaned daily, and the frequency of disinfecting high-touch surfaces has increased.
  • Students and faculty members are asked to clean their desks upon entering a classroom.
  • Employees are responsible for regularly wiping high-touch areas of their offices and suites. Disinfectant sprays are provided to every classroom and office space.
  • Plexiglass barriers are installed in key areas around campus, including campus eateries and registration or information desks.
  • Additional directional and informational signage are in place.
  • Classroom spaces have been reorganized to meet physical distancing requirements. Additionally, teaching spaces are equipped with a mobile plexiglass partition that protects faculty while also allowing them to move freely around the front of the classroom.
  • Facilities Services have assessed building mechanical systems for proper operations and airflow to provide a safe learning and living environment.