Cleanliness and hygiene are everyone’s job and responsibility. The entire university community must work together to keep others healthy and safe.

Physical Plant will continue providing daily cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms, breakrooms, bathrooms, classrooms, buildings and all public spaces. Physical Plant will provide disinfecting wipes, or sprays for computer labs, classrooms and public spaces for individuals to clean surfaces regularly.


Classrooms, dining facilities and busses will be fogged/disinfected every night.

Academic Support (classrooms, labs, library)

In addition to the routine cleaning and disinfecting daily, disinfectant wipes and spray bottles of cleaning solution will be provided in every classroom for individuals to use.

Offices and Departmental Spaces

Disinfectant wipes and spray bottles of cleaning solution will be provided in every departmental common area and near copy machines.

Faculty and staff should eliminate any shared-use coffee pot and the practice of sharing food in common areas. They should also disinfect the handles of departmental microwaves and refrigerators after each use.

Faculty and staff should clean and disinfect high-touch, shared surfaces regularly (buttons, door handles, counters, workstations, keyboards, telephones, etc.).

Residence Halls

Physical Plant will clean common area restrooms once daily and disinfect high-touch areas three times daily, seven days a week. Physical plant will clean and disinfect residential common spaces, lounges and high-touch surfaces daily.

In suites, apartments or rooms with private baths, students should clean their spaces with disinfectant at least weekly. Physical Plant will provide supplies and guidance.

Residential life staff will conduct frequent health and safety inspections to include the bathrooms and require students to clean and disinfect their spaces.

Kitchen spaces in apartments will be cleaned by the residents and reviewed in the health and safety inspections.

Dining Facilities

Tables countertops and high-touch guest areas will be sanitized a minimum of three times daily. Food contact areas will be sanitized at least once per hour and logged by manager.

Student Support (student center, recreation, meeting rooms)

All student support spaces, and meeting rooms will be cleaned a minimum of once daily by Physical Plant staff. High-use public spaces such as Moseley Center, will be disinfected at a minimum once daily by Physical Plant staff.

Campus Recreation & Wellness staff will disinfect all equipment during every two-hour shift and users will be required to sanitize equipment after each use. Campus Recreation & Wellness staff will deep clean and disinfect all recreations spaces and equipment once a week, in addition to the routine daily cleaning.

Meeting rooms and fitness centers will also have disinfectant wipes and/or bottles of disinfecting mist available for the use of users of the space and assigned staff members.

Athletics Facilities

All athletics facilities currently in use will be cleaned and disinfected a minimum of once daily by Physical Plant staff. Athletics trainers will disinfect locker rooms after each workout. Environmental Services will do a thorough cleaning of the spaces in the evenings.

Athletes will disinfect equipment immediately after use with their personal towels and the spray bottle at their racks. After each session coaches will clean the equipment at every rack. At the end of each day the performance staff will do one more thorough cleaning of the weight room equipment, nutrition stations and offices.

Nutrition station cups will be sanitized in the dishwasher. Performance staff will clean and sanitize the weight rooms, nutrition stations and offices at the end of each day.

Ventilation and Filtration

Physical Plant is increasing ventilation and filtration in every university building. Engineering staff are evaluating each building to determine increases in ventilation. To aid in the removal of airborne viral particles, staff are also shifting to the highest rated filters possible. Building by building ventilation and filtration adjustments are being made to:

  • increase the ventilation as much as possible,
  • shift to the highest MERV rate filter possible to aid in the removal of airborne viral particles,
  • continue to operate the building system within its design capacity,
  • maintain building humidity at a 40% – 60% level as recommended.