Cleanliness and hygiene are everyone’s job and responsibility. The entire university community must work together to keep others healthy and safe.
Physical Plant continues to provide daily cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms, breakrooms, bathrooms, classrooms, buildings and all public spaces. Physical Plant is providing disinfecting wipes, or sprays for computer labs, classrooms and public spaces for individuals to clean surfaces regularly.
Classrooms, dining facilities and busses are 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 are provided in every classroom for individuals to use.
Offices and Departmental Spaces
Disinfectant wipes and spray bottles of cleaning solution are 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.).
Physical Plant cleans common area restrooms once daily and disinfect high-touch areas three times daily, seven days a week. Physical plant also cleans and disinfects 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 provides supplies and guidance.
Residential life staff conducts frequent health and safety inspections to include the bathrooms and requires students to clean and disinfect their spaces.
Kitchen spaces in apartments are cleaned by the residents and reviewed in the health and safety inspections.
Tables countertops and high-touch guest areas are sanitized a minimum of three times daily. Food contact areas are sanitized at least once per hour and logged by manager.
Student Support (student center, recreation, meeting rooms)
All student support spaces, and meeting rooms are cleaned a minimum of once daily by Physical Plant staff. High-use public spaces such as Moseley Center, are disinfected at a minimum once daily by Physical Plant staff.
Campus Recreation & Wellness staff disinfects all equipment during every two-hour shift and users are required to sanitize equipment after each use. Campus Recreation & Wellness staff deep cleans and disinfects all recreations spaces and equipment once a week, in addition to the routine daily cleaning.
Meeting rooms and fitness centers also have disinfectant wipes and/or bottles of disinfecting mist available for the use of users of the space and assigned staff members.
All athletics facilities currently in use are cleaned and disinfected a minimum of once daily by Physical Plant staff. Athletics trainers disinfect locker rooms after each workout. Environmental Services does a thorough cleaning of the spaces in the evenings.
Athletes disinfect equipment immediately after use with their personal towels and the spray bottle at their racks. After each session coaches clean the equipment at every rack. At the end of each day the performance staff does one more thorough cleaning of the weight room equipment, nutrition stations and offices.
Nutrition station cups are sanitized in the dishwasher. Performance staff cleans and sanitizes the weight rooms, nutrition stations and offices at the end of each day.
Ventilation and Filtration
Physical Plant has increased ventilation and filtration in every university building. Engineering staff have evaluated each building to determine increases in ventilation. To aid in the removal of airborne viral particles, staff have also shifted to the highest rated filters possible. Building by building ventilation and filtration adjustments have been 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.