ATU’s department of custodial services are working hard on cleaning and sanitizing many areas more frequently. To make that happen we have shifted some resources to increase the frequency of cleaning restrooms and other high touch surfaces in high traffic areas. This includes, but is not limited to:
- building entrance handles
- elevator push buttons
- front counters in office suites
- restroom door handles and partitions
- computer lab tables and keyboards
Read more about Custodial Service's specific cleaning procedures on Facilities Management's website.
To accomodate the increased cleaning needs for high-touch surfaces, office cleaning will be reduced to once per week if staffing allows. Following the CDC’s guidelines, we recommend faculty and staff should clean parts of their office every day. This includes:
- your desk
- your phone
- hard surfaces on your chair such as the arms
- your keyboard and mouse
- your office doorknob, both inside and outside
It is especially important to clean throughout the day if you work in a shared office or have visitors.
To maintain cleanliness in shared teaching spaces, faculty should clean the teaching station in their classroom before and after their class. This includes:
- keyboard and mouse
- remote controls or any other buttons that may be contaminated
It is also recommended that students should clean their desk before they use it too. In computer labs we recommend all students to clean the keyboard and mouse before using it as well.
We’re delivering disposable wipes to every classroom and office suite across campus. We hope to put a container of wipes in each office as well. Please remember not to throw these containers away though, most are refillable and custodians will refill them if new containers become hard to get.
Your health and safety is our priority. Following these recommendations will help protect you and others so that together, we can FIGHT ON!