Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection Measures

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Facilities Management will regularly sanitize office and work spaces, common areas, lobbies, restrooms, classrooms, and high-touch areas based on CDC, OSHA, and Cal/OSHA guidelines and requirements. Facilities Management will also provide and maintain hand sanitizer stations throughout campus including near major building entrances, elevator lobbies, and high-traffic areas.

Facilities Management cleaning and disinfection measures include but are not limited to the following:

General Campus Buildings

  • Enhanced cleaning of all campus buildings is completed on a regular basis by a professional cleaning service.
  • Break rooms, restrooms, classrooms, and other common areas are disinfected frequently, on the following schedule:
    • Break rooms: Electrostatic deep cleaning nightly; disinfecting wipes provided to allow occupants to perform enhanced cleaning through the day between uses, as needed.
    • Restrooms: Deep-cleaned nightly and refreshed a minimum of 2x during the day, to include enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces;
  • Provide a single, clearly designated entrance and separate exit to campus buildings as needed, to help maintain physical distancing.
  • Identify the maximum number of allowable employees in each facility, per floor.
  • Common areas and frequently touched objects (such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, elevator switches and buttons, touch screens, printers/copiers, and handrails) are regularly disinfected using EPA-approved disinfectants, following the manufacturer's instructions for use.
  • Hand sanitizer, soap and water, tissues and trash cans are available to the public at or near the entrance of the facility, at reception, and anywhere else inside the workplace or immediately outside where people have direct interactions.
  • Sanitizing cleaning wipes are provided in or near all classrooms and in offices at or near high-touch devices, such as copiers/printers.
  • Students are provided with easily accessible alcohol-based hand sanitizer, tissues, and contactless trash cans in all common areas.
  • To the extent possible, doors, light switches, trash cans, etc. are contactless.


  • Cleaning wipes will be provided to offices so that they may perform enhanced cleaning throughout the day if they deem necessary.
  • Disinfectants and related supplies are available to employees in copier rooms.
  • Hand sanitizing stations located at or near all building entrances, elevator lobbies, and copy/mail rooms. Additionally, every restroom and departmental pantry will have soap and water available for frequent hand washing.
  • Hand sanitizer effective against COVID-19 is available to all employees at the following location(s): at or in close proximity to all building entrances; elevator entrances; high traffic service counters; housing building entrances; locker rooms; large open areas (e.g. villages, lounges, atriums).
  • Soap and water are available to all employees at the following location(s): all restrooms and in office pantries equipped with sinks.
  • Communally-used coffee makers (including Keurig), water dispensers (including Sparkletts and refrigerator water dispensers) have been disabled. Water filling stations may be utilized if they provide touchless dispensing.

Please consult the following resources for further details on cleaning and disinfection measures:

Air Filtration Systems

Facilities Management will continuously ensure that campus HVAC systems are in good, working order. To the maximum extent possible, ventilation has been increased throughout campus.

HVAC systems will be maintained according to American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Operations and Scheduling Guidelines for existing Air Handling Units (AHU) during the Pandemic. All HVAC filters on campus will be changed every 3-4 months, including both academic and residential buildings.

Prior to the campus reopening, FM will:

  • Review air distribution conditions of existing spaces, looking specifically for covered diffusers, blocked return air grilles, overly closed supply diffusers/registers, and return exhaust grilles that create short cycling.
  • Commission professionals for possible measurements of airflows and review of overall system configuration.
  • Review and address any existing air quality issues, complaints, or deficiencies.
  • Perform a general inspection of spaces to identify any potential concerns for water leaks or mold growth that could negatively impact occupant health.
  • Review control sequences to verify systems are operating according to ASHRAE specifications, maintaining required ventilation, temperature and humidity conditions in occupied areas.
  • Perform modifications to increase the quantity of outside air and ventilation in offices and other spaces.
  • Upgrade building air to the highest efficiency level possible.