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Facilities Reopening Information

As part of its planning efforts, the institution has or is in the process of taking the following steps to prepare for a safe reopening. 

The Physical Plant housekeeping team will clean and disinfect all buildings each day, Monday through Friday, before or after normal business hours. Additional disinfecting of high contact areas, including communal restrooms and shared shower facilities, will be cleaned an additional two times each business day. Weekend cleaning and disinfecting of all residence hall communal restrooms will also take place. In addition, the University will provide sanitizing materials for faculty, staff, and students who would like to clean and disinfect their own workspaces, rooms, or communal areas throughout the day. 

The University uses a CDC-approved, hospital-grade disinfectant. Our cleaning practices follow all CDC and OSHA approved procedures.

In addition, the following steps have already or will also be taken on campus:

  • Installation of signage in all campus buildings with the requirement of regular hand washing
  • Installation of hand sanitizer stations in/or outside of every classroom, instructional lab, restroom, building entrance/exit area, stairway access door, elevator access door, and common area hallways
  • Installation of signage emphasizing the use of facial coverings at all building entrance areas
  • Installation of plexiglass barriers at all instructor stations in all classrooms and all instructional labs
  • Installation of plexiglass barriers at all administrative reception entrance desks/stations
  • Installation of plexiglass barriers in all faculty and staff offices if requested.

Facilities Fall Reopening FAQs

  1. Which buildings are open on campus?

    Currently, the following buildings are open on campus:

    • Beeghly Hall
    • Bracy Hall
    • Chapman Hall
    • Gallaher Hall
    • Gartner Welcome Center
    • Gulling Training Center
    • Hoover-Price Campus Center
    • Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center and Library (24-hour space only)
    • McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (Cicchinelli Fitness Center and Peterson Field House only)
    • Oak Hall
    • Tolerton and Hood Hall

     

    Additional facilities will open in the coming weeks in accordance with the following schedule.

    • July 27 – McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (remaining areas not already open)
    • August 3 – Giese Center for the Performing Arts
    • August 17 – Kolenbrander-Harter Information Center and Library (remaining areas not already open), Eells Art Center, van den Eynden Hall, Dewald Chapel
  2. How will the University ensure air quality on campus?

    All University buildings’ heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are maintained according to the guidelines of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).  Building air handler systems are designed to bring in outdoor air and mix it with tempered air to provide a healthy indoor air quality.  Each air handler system contains an air filtration unit that filters and collects allergens and microorganisms. The University uses a CDC-approved, hospital-grade disinfectant.  Our cleaning practices follow all CDC and OSHA approved procedures. 

  3. How will residence halls be cleaned and sanitized?

    Residence halls will be cleaned and disinfected once each business day. Additional disinfecting of high contact areas, including communal restrooms and shared shower facilities, will occur an additional two times each business day. Weekend cleaning and disinfecting of all residence hall communal restrooms will also take place. In addition, the University will provide sanitizing materials for students who would like to clean and disinfect their room or any part of the restroom throughout the day. Students choosing to purchase their own should choose from the items included on the Environmental Protection Agency's Disinfectants for Use for COVID-19.

  4. How will classrooms be cleaned and sanitized?

    Classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected once each business day. Additional disinfecting of high contact areas will occur an additional two times each business day. Hand sanitizer stations will be installed inside or outside of every classroom and instructional lab, and plexiglass barriers will be installed at every instructor station in all classrooms and teaching labs. In addition, the University will provide sanitizing materials for faculty and students who would like to clean and disinfect their own desk, chair, or common area throughout the day.

  5. How will general office environments be cleaned and sanitized?

    General office environments will be cleaned and disinfected once each business day. Additional disinfecting of high contact areas will occur an additional two times each business day. Plexiglass barriers will be installed at all administrative reception entrance desks/stations and can be installed in faculty and staff offices upon request. In addition, the University will provide sanitizing materials for faculty and staff who would like to clean and disinfect their own workspaces throughout the day.

  6. How will gym/recreational facilities be cleaned and sanitized?

    Gym/recreational facilities will be cleaned and disinfected once each business day. Additional disinfecting of high contact areas will occur an additional two times each business day. Plexiglass barriers will be installed at all reception entrance desks/stations. In addition, the University will provide sanitizing materials faculty, staff, and students who would like to clean and disinfect their own area or workout space throughout the day.

  7. How will athletic facilities be cleaned and sanitized?

    Locker rooms will be cleaned and disinfected before each practice, as will all wrestling mats, cheer and dance mats, dance floors, and other similar specialty athletic equipment or facility. Turf fields will be disinfected weekly using an approved antimicrobial product. In addition, the University will provide sanitizing materials for student athletes who would like to clean and disinfect their own area or workout space throughout the day.