Updated: August 21, 2020 at 12:10PM

Cleaning & Disinfecting Buildings

As the University moves forward into subsequent phases of its reopening plan, the Building Services team, in addition to their daily cleaning and sanitizing of spaces across campus, will also increase their disinfecting of all frequently touched surfaces throughout campus to multiple times each day. Frequently touched surfaces include items such as door handles, handrails, restroom fixtures, elevator buttons, countertops, etc.  

As part of the University's cleaning and disinfecting plan, the Building Services team will also deploy hand sanitizing stations at the main entrances of all facilities and in high-traffic common areas throughout campus.

The University will invite and encourage all students, faculty and staff to be active participants and aid in the disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces to help eliminate the virus that causes COVID-19. In addition to the increased measures being taken by the Building Services team, thousands of pressurized spray bottles containing surface disinfectant will be deployed and available for use by any University community member at any time. These bottles will be clearly marked and placed in every classroom, restroom, conference and meeting room, common areas, chapels, and residence halls throughout campus. This disinfectant can be easily sprayed over surfaces in a mist that dries within minutes and will help kill any germs and viruses present.

Everyone is encouraged to help reduce any potential spread of the virus by routinely sanitizing their individual workspaces.

Administrative Offices

Staff and faculty who are assigned individual offices do not need to wear masks while alone in the office. Regardless of office size, when two or more people are in an office all occupants should wear a face covering.

Managers who oversee staff assigned to open workstations should assess the layout of these work areas and determine if remote work is a feasible solution. For workstations enclosed by wall panels less than 54” in height, determine if a 6-foot minimum separation can be maintained with the occupant of adjacent workstations; if this cannot be achieved, direct staff to work remotely or provide alternative workspaces such as an unused conference or meeting rooms.

The use of shared workstations, sometimes referred to as “office hoteling,” should be avoided, including student shared workstations.

Occupants of offices and workstations are encouraged to disinfect highly touched areas before starting work and after completing the workday.