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Cleaning & Disinfecting

Facilities Management staff will clean and maintain areas according to guidelines set forth by counties, the state of California and the CDC in order to provide a safe environment. EPA-approved disinfectants will be used. The following is an overview of cleaning measures.

Cleaning of COVID -19 Exposure Locations

Upon discovery of an incident of exposure in a building, the location will be closed off and sanitized, The university will contract with American Technologies, Inc., to mobilize.

General Cleaning Responsibilities

Restrooms

Housekeeping stafff will clean, sanitize and stock one time per day at a minimum. Heavily used restrooms will be cleaned two or more times per day.

  • Fixtures – Toilets, dispensers, sinks and faucets will be wiped and cleaned. A final disinfectant spray will be applied and left to sit, allowing for the appropriate time for the disinfectant to properly work. 
  • Countertops – Staff will wipe them down and then apply disinfectant and allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes before a final wipe down.
  • Handles – Door handles will be cleaned and then sprayed with the disinfectant and allowed to sit and dry.
  • Trash Trash will be removed on a daily basis at a minimum.
  • Flooring – Housekeeping will wash as necessary to maintain a clean surface.

Common Areas

Breakrooms, conference rooms, lobbies and waiting areas will be serviced by housekeeping one time per day.

  • Fixtures Dispensers and sink faucets will be wiped and cleaned and then a final disinfectant spray will be applied and left to sit allowing for the appropriate time for the disinfectant to properly work.
  • Tables, chairs, countertops They will be wiped down and then disinfectant will be applied and allowed to sit for at least 10 minutes before a final wipe down.
  • Handles – Door handles will be cleaned and then sprayed with disinfectant and allowed to sit and dry.
  • Trash/recyclables – They will be removed on a daily basis. Receptacles in these areas are also used as collection point for staff to discard their daily waste.
  • Flooring – Housekeeping will wash as necessary to maintain a clean surface.
  • Refrigerators – Handles will be sanitized daily. Interiors of refrigerators are the responsibility of the users of the refrigerators, as housekeeping staff is not responsible for this. 
  • Housekeeping will not clean appliances, such as coffee makers, etc.

Classrooms

Housekeeping staff will service one time per day.

  • Teaching station surfaces will be wiped down and disinfectant will be applied and allowed to sit for at least 10 minutes before a final wipe down. Keyboards and other touched items are the responsibility of the user to sanitize prior to use. Sanitizer wipes will be provided.
  • Tables, chairs, countertops - They will be wiped down and disinfectant will be applied and allowed to sit for at least 10 minutes before a final wipe down.
  • Handles – Door handles will be cleaned and then sprayed with the disinfectant and allowed to sit and dry.
  • Trash/recyclables – They will be removed on a daily basis.
  • Flooring Housekeeping staff will wash as necessary to maintain a clean surface.

Private Workstations

Staff will be responsible for cleaning and sanitizing their own spaces. As the increased cleaning requirements will greatly impact the responsibilities of the housekeeping staff, individual office cleaning will be curtailed.

  • Trash and recyclables should be deposited in common area containers. These containers will be placed to facilitate easy access for all occupants.
  • Flooring Housekeeping staff will wash as necessary to maintain a clean surface.

Precautions taken by Facilities Management for maintenance staff safety
  • Prior to beginning work, staff will report to an Emergency Operations trailer set up to screen employees, asking staff to report symptoms. Once this is completed and staff are cleared to work, they will report to receive their daily assignment from their supervisor.
  • Each group will meet daily with their supervisor at the beginning of the shift to go over safety protocol, COVID-prevention rule compliance and daily plans. Meetings will take place outside so proper physical distancing may be maintained.
  • All staff will wear PPE as appropriate for their situations. 
  • Face coverings will be worn while working in the buildings in the presence of others. 
  • Tools and supplies will not be shared.
  • Employees will not ride together in transport vehicles.
  • Staff will take breaks and lunches in locations and in such ways as to comply with physical distancing guidelines.
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