Cleaning and Disinfecting
Cleaning and Disinfecting Spaces:
We are working with our custodial contractor, WFF Facility Services, to provide enhanced services that include electrostatic disinfecting in all interior spaces. Common areas will be cleaned daily, classrooms will be cleaned daily Monday – Friday, and residence halls will be cleaned twice daily. We will pay special attention to clean high-touch areas like faucets, toilets, doorknobs, elevator buttons, handrails, light switches, desks, keyboards, and seating. Our custodial team will also disinfect any confirmed or probable contaminated areas if we have a case of COVID-19 reported on campus.
In addition to these measures, we will rely on our campus community to share the responsibility of keeping all spaces on campus clean. Disinfecting supplies will be made readily available to everyone on both campuses, and we've made the following changes to the campus environment:
- Installation of wall-mounted hand sanitizer stations
- Installation of disinfectant stations and touchless paper towel dispensers
- Hardware installation on bathroom doors to enable touchless entry/exit to high-traffic common restrooms
- Installation of signage for occupancy limits, directional flows of traffic, and six feet of distancing
To facilitate the ongoing management of cleaning requirements and supplies, a Building Manager has been assigned for every building across campus for this coming academic year. They will partner with Physical Plant and Procurement to ensure that all buildings are clean and that all the provisions needed to maintain a safe work environment are provided by the university.
All air filters throughout both campuses have been changed to ensure the highest MERV rating each unit can accommodate. Wherever possible, MERV 13 air filters are installed. Wherever appropriate, filters rated for healthcare or food service applications are installed. Wherever possible, filters with anti-microbial ratings are installed. (NOTE: Air handling units in Monroe Hall and the newer addition to the Law School also have UV lighting as an added protection against bacteria). In line with CDC guidelines, filters will be changed at least every 90 days versus the “normal” best practice of six months. Outside fresh air intake has been set to the highest settings, maximizing air exchange.