Facilities Management Expands and Enhances Cleaning Protocols

To ensure a clean, safe and comfortable work, living and learning environment on campus, the Department of Facilities Management continues to update  and improve its cleaning protocols through enhanced cleaning technologies and social distancing.

These technologies include electromagnetic sprayers that support multi-layered and touchless disinfecting capabilities. It’s also important to note that, in everyday cleaning, facilities management strictly adheres to the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including the use of EPA-compliant and recommended disinfection products.

Details about these important steps are below.

 Residence Halls receive seven-days-per-week cleaning, which includes traditional cleaning routines in addition to multi-layered and touch-free-restroom, common area and touch-point disinfection throughout each day.

 Classrooms and labs receive daily cleaning and disinfection. To support students and faculty, disinfectant spray and paper towels will be placed in each classroom to allow students and faculty to disinfect their areas prior to and or after each class.

 Public Spaces, including restrooms, lobbies, elevators, etc., are treated in a multilayered fashion, through traditional cleaning and enhanced cleaning with touch-free spray disinfection.   Specific attention is placed on restrooms and common touchpoints.

 Academic Buildings are cleaned on a traditional Monday-through-Friday schedule. But, in order to adhere to recommended social distancing and to ensure that potential contaminants are not spread in professional areas, private offices and personal work spaces will not be treated by building-service cleaners. Community trash and recycle collection will be implemented, and specific and/or special cleaning requests can be made through a FAMIS work request.