The custodial department has taken additional measures throughout the Pandemic to help combat COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The current disinfectant (Virex II 256) used throughout the University is a product that was identified early in the Pandemic to combat COVID-19 by the Center for Biocide Chemistries (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). For this disinfectant to be effective, a dwell time of at least 10 minutes is needed. So basically, let the product sit and dry on its own. For reference, below are a couple of links regarding this product.
It is important that highly touched surfaces are addressed. Custodial staff are continuing to provide routine disinfecting of the following highly touched surfaces:
- Door handles
- Hand railings
- Elevator call buttons
- Light switches
- Classroom desks
- Drinking fountains
Also, ensuring hand soap and hand sanitizer dispensers are full at all times. Along with reminding staff to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which include, but not limited to the following:
- Safety glasses, goggles, face shields
- Safety shoes
- Face covering, if needed
Even though hand sanitizers have been installed across campus, the first line of defense is to ensure hands are being properly washed with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before completely drying.
- When using hand sanitizer, rub hands and let evaporate on its own.
- Coughing/sneezing into a tissue (if available) or elbow is encouraged.
- Encourage staff to stay home if they are sick
We are currently using GERM-X Foam Hand Sanitizer. Fast-acting GERM-X has a 99.99% formula claim in one single dose.
There have been 214 dispensers installed across campus. Locations of these dispensers are primarily in public and academic spaces (hallways, lobbies, and classrooms).
There have been 124 dispensers installed across campus. Locations of these dispensers are primarily in academic spaces (classrooms).
In addition to the free-standing face covering dispensers at the primary entryways to each building, 120 dispensers are currently installed in academic spaces (classrooms).
Updated: September 07, 2022