Updated Feb. 2, 2021

What enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols are being implemented?

In addition to routine cleaning, a dedicated disinfecting crew will be sanitizing areas and high-touch surfaces across campus on a nightly basis. Areas include classrooms, study spaces, restrooms, and common areas (lounges and lobbies).

Large buckets of disinfecting wipes also will be placed in all in-person classrooms and study spaces. Students, staff, and faculty members should use these to wipe down their personal area before and after use. Custodians will be checking the wipe buckets daily and refilling as needed.

How were in-person classrooms selected?

An HVAC study was done for classroom spaces throughout campus. Portable HEPA filters will be installed in several rooms in order to increase air change rates, and outdoor air ventilation will be increased wherever possible. 

Where are plexiglass barriers installed?

In locations where it is difficult to maintain six feet of physical distancing. This includes several dining areas, reception desk areas with frequent visitors, and in-between sinks in residence hall community bathrooms.

What other facility upgrades have been implemented?

Hand sanitizer stations were installed throughout lobbies and corridors in all academic, administrative, and residential buildings.

COVID-19 signs were installed throughout lobbies and corridors in all academic, administrative, and residential buildings, and on the exterior of all buildings.

Hands-free paper towel dispensers were installed in residence hall community bathrooms.