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Facilities Maintenance and Safety

Facilities will be sanitized regularly and frequently touched surfaces and areas a minimum of twice daily (e.g., doorknobs, credit card machines, shared computers).

When there is an identified employee or student who has COVID-19 or the associated symptoms, facility staff must further ensure that they immediately restrict access to contaminated areas, post signage and adequately clean impacted areas. Any contaminated area should be off -limits to all but essential personnel for a minimum of 24 hours if possible.

Each occupied space will have on hand cleaning and disinfecting supplies. Those supplies will be monitored and restocked as needed by Maintenance and Operations (M&O).

Each area will be responsible for cleaning individual spaces and shared equipment (e.g., copiers) after each use. M&O and custodial will train faculty/staff on protocols.

Employees will be expected to clean spaces between visitors/ students. All lab instructors willbe required to ensure students are disinfecting equipment after use and will be responsible forall lab areas between classes.

All facilities, including classrooms and labs not being utilized, will remain locked with signage that the space has been sanitized posted on the entry door. This will reduce cleaning/disinfecting time and will extend the sanitizing supplies.

Easy to read and understand signage will be posted on all building entryways and any occupied facilities indicating entry points and one-way walkways.

Building entry will be limited to a single entry/exit point or entrance only/exit.

Six-foot spacing markers will be added for higher traffic areas.

All congregating, vending, break, and meeting spaces will be either closed or taped off with “closed” or “do not enter” signage.

Rooms with two doors will be marked clearly with one entry, one exit, and arrows for one-way walkways. Water fountains will be covered and marked “do not use;” every other urinal and bathroom sink will be covered and marked “do not use” to ensure proper distancing. Bottlefiller stations are acceptable.

Room capacity and “do not enter until permitted” signage will be clearly displayed where needed.

Facilities staff must, to the greatest extent possible, restrict common areas such as lobbies, waiting rooms, break rooms, lunchrooms, and concession areas to maximize social distancing and reduce congregating. If left open for use, then hand sanitizer needs to be made available in thearea. Signage should be placed on frequently used items reminding employees to sanitize thembefore and after each use with supplied wipes.

If ice machines, coffee pots, refrigerators, etc. are used, facilities staff must sanitize frequently touched surfaces and areas a minimum of twice daily.

Employee desks should be cleared and cleaned daily with provided disinfecting items as custodial team members may not clean personal desks, tables or other hard surfaces within private offices.