Personal protective equipment (PPE) including reusable cloth face coverings, refillable personal hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes were made available to faculty, staff and students at the beginning of the fall semester. Stations will be available at the opening of the spring 2021 semester for students to replenish/renew these supplies. In addition to providing PPE supplies to individuals, public hand-sanitizing stations are available at the entrance to each building and sanitizer refill stations are located across campus.
Faculty and staff may contact their supervisor, Department Head or Building Coordinator to arrange for any needed PPE. They can coordinate with the appropriate person for ordering PPE supplies or simply submit a work request with Facilities Management.
Facilities Management has implemented cleaning protocols to meet CDC sanitization guidelines. In accordance with these guidelines, every room on campus has been inventoried and classified by type to determine sanitization needs and the methods necessary to meet these requirements. There are numerous variations of sanitization protocol for the numerous room types, from classrooms to residence hall bathrooms, from athletic training rooms to wet lab space, etc.
Housekeeping staff have been augmented with temporary workers so additional staff can be deployed during the business day to continuously sanitize high-traffic areas. Second shift housekeeping staff also have additional sanitizing duties each evening. An outsourced service for rapid response COVID-19 sanitization has been employed to provide this service in any area deemed necessary in an urgent situation.
The room inventory spreadsheet is available for those who would like more information on the cleaning protocols for the various spaces on campus.