Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocol

Guidelines to for a Safe Return to the Workplace

Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocol

Employees should do their part to help keep the office as clean as possible by cleaning and disinfecting their workstations and surfaces they use such as, but not limited to, their keyboards, mouse, phone, and spaces commonly used such as a copier. Employees should also avoid using others' workstations, tools and equipment.  Disinfecting wipes and disinfectant spray will also be made available to departments.  Employees should wash their hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds after cleaning or sanitizing a surface.

Additionally, custodial staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces (tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, toilets, faucets, sinks,) on a regular basis. The frequency of this cleaning may change depending on the situation.

  • All persons tasked with cleaning/disinfecting areas should follow the label directions for safe, effective use. Make sure to follow the contact time, which is the amount of time the surface should be visibly wet and ensure you have proper ventilation.
  • Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment as recommended by the manufacturer. For most disinfectants, disposable gloves appropriate for general cleaning should suffice. Goggles are recommended when any splashing could occur. Make sure to wash hands after removing gloves.

 Should we have a COVID-19 case in our workplace, the custodial crew will clean and disinfect the affected areas per CDC guidelines.  Electrostatic sprayers have been purchased and distributed to the campuses to make this task easier and more effective.