Cleaning, Disinfection, and Engineering Controls

Cleaning & Disinfection

The University’s custodial services team will follow all applicable public health guidelines for cleaning and disinfection of campus facilities. The University’s plan for cleaning and disinfection includes the following:

  • Procurement and utilization of only EPA-registered disinfectants identified for use against SARS-CoV-2;
  • Training employees with prior cleaning and custodial responsibilities to prioritize cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces in their assigned areas;
  • Installing disinfecting wipe stations across campus in academic, administrative, athletic and dining spaces, with signage encouraging individuals to wipe down high-touch surfaces with which they might come into contact; and
  • Significantly increasing the number of hand sanitizer stations across campus.

Healthy Buildings — Engineering Controls

Engineering controls within campus buildings are an effective way to mitigate the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Based on recommendations, the University is in the process of implementing the following engineering controls in its academic, administrative and residential buildings:

  • Modifying air handling systems to the greatest extent feasible to increase outside air input into buildings through existing systems;
  • Adding UV-C filtration and/or bi-polar ionization to existing air handling systems to neutralize viral particles;
  • Installing foot pulls on bathroom doors;
  • Installing stanchions in high traffic locations or where people are likely to queue;
  • Modifying water fountains so that they can only be used to fill bottles and adding bottle fillers in buildings without them; and
  • Installing at least one no-touch faucet in public bathrooms that currently have none.