H1N1

Pandemic Sanitation Precautions

Upon declaration of a pandemic by the World Health Organization, the Facilities Services Department will take the following action:

  • Custodial Department will order sufficient inventory of critical disinfectants, N95 masks, hand sanitizers and other appropriate disinfectants and supplies to maintain an estimated three (3) month supply, restocking as necessary.

At Phase Three (ELEVATED), supplemental sanitation measures will be taken to reduce risks of infection and limit any outbreak of flu that might occur at the University. These precautions are in addition to the normal daily cleaning and sanitizing efforts of the custodial staff.

  • Custodial Supervisor will review supplemental custodial measures with all custodians to insure effective cleaning and disinfecting of critical areas
  • Supplemental Measures
    • Restrooms
  • Use of hospital grade quality disinfectants in the restrooms with a procedure of wetting all contact surfaces with disinfectant, allowing proper dwell time and wiping them with microfiber towels
  • Mopping with disinfectant
  • Mounting of Instant hand sanitizer dispensers in restrooms
  • Placement of proper hand washing signage throughout the University as a preventative measure for students and employees
    • Employee and Student Lounges
  • Mounting of Instant hand sanitizer dispensers in all lounges
    • Kitchens and Eating Areas
  • Use of quality disinfectant rated for food surfaces with a kill time of 60 seconds in all kitchen areas to clean and disinfect all counter and table tops, sinks, dispensers and appliance handles
    • Classrooms/Computer Labs
  • Disinfect all classroom door handles disinfected daily
  • Disinfect classroom desk tops weekly until health authorities indicate otherwise
  • Mounting of Instant hand sanitizer dispensers
    • Departments
  • Distribute pump or spray hand sanitizers to all departments and restock as necessary
    • Office Suites and Conference Rooms
  • Disinfect all door handles and phones daily
    • Stair Handrails
  • Wipe daily with disinfectant wipes

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