Prevention & Campus Cleaning FAQ
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend practicing preventive measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
- Throw used tissues in the trash.
- Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
For more information on preventing the spread, see Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities.
Our custodial staff clean and sanitize the College on a regular and consistent schedule that meets the health department's standards and complies with state and county regulations.
- Sanitizing stations are situated strategically across campus. We provide hand sanitizing stations, gloves, and disinfecting materials for each classroom to promote handwashing and sanitization.
- The custodial team is performing a deep cleaning of the facilities regularly.
- The engineers routinely run the drinking fountains, faucets, and flush toilets to ensure a healthy water supply free from bacteria and disease.
- Routine air quality testing is occurring throughout campus.
- For classrooms and rehearsal spaces, we conduct regular sanitizing of facilities and equipment throughout the day as well as in between rehearsals, including disinfecting between each student's use.
Operations & Maintenance will be responsible for the cleaning of each lab classroom, including all Arts Center rehearsal classrooms. Disinfecting wipes will be distributed around campus for use, and all are encouraged to wipe down their space if needed. Faculty/Students may not directly see evidence of the daily disinfecting of the classroom, but they will see routine cleaning (e.g., wastebasket disposal and floor-sweeping) daily.
The campus will be cleaned more frequently throughout the day. In high-traffic areas, there will be a two-hour rotation of cleaning and disinfecting. The college has purchased new equipment and cleaning materials to disinfect the entire campus. Additionally, employees will be provided disinfecting wipes to use on surfaces while on campus.