Keeping the campus disinfected and sanitized will be a community effort.
While facilities will concentrate on frequently touched surfaces, individual faculty, staff, and students must be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing their own hands as well as surfaces they touch.
Hand sanitizer will be readily available in all buildings in wall-mounted dispensers, but we encourage community members to carry their own personal hand sanitizer as well.
Preparing to Reopen
Plans to reopen buildings include cleaning and disinfection and restarting ventilation, water systems, and other key components.
HVAC systems will be adjusted to maximize outside air and filters will be evaluated and changed for greater air quality when appropriate.
Non-academic spaces will gradually return to increased use over the summer, with academic spaces anticipated to selectively increase use in the fall of 2020.
CDC guidance indicates that coronaviruses on surfaces and objects naturally die within 72 hours. Therefore, areas that have been unoccupied for three days or more only need normal routine cleaning to reopen.
Abundant signage will be placed throughout campus to remind everyone about face coverings, maintaining a six-foot distance from one another, and washing hands frequently.
Spaces Exposed to COVID-19
If an individual suspected of having or diagnosed with COVID-19 has been on campus, impacted spaces will close immediately to implement specific and detailed cleaning protocols before reopening.
Academic Learning and Support Spaces
Administrators, faculty, and staff of academic programs will identify all instructional spaces that will be used for face to face instruction, including support spaces such as labs, shops, and equipment loan facilities. Schedules will be shared with Facilities Management so that appropriate cleaning programs can be implemented.
Higher Risk Spaces
Those areas with a higher volume or a higher likelihood of exposure, including Health Services, Physical Education, Fitness Rooms, and Dining Services, will have expanded and detailed cleaning procedures implemented.