We're committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for research and education.
Detailed cleaning levels are available at our custodial service level page. Additionally, custodial staff follow CDC guidelines for cleaning a non-health care facility in response to a symptomatic individual.
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Cleaning procedures and expectations
While cleaning, IPF custodial staff efforts focus on the health of building occupants. Each worker has received extensive training and is equipped with special tools and products to perform their job, including the use of a germicidal cleaner and a backpack vacuum with HEPA-level filtration.
Building touchpoints, including hand rails, elevator buttons and door handles, in occupied buildings are being cleaned multiple times a day with a virucidal disinfectant to help fight the spread of COVID-19. An anti-microbial cleaning product that is effective throughout the day is used to maintain floors.
Plus, we're adding hand-sanitizing stations at building entryways and public spaces, and providing spray bottles with disinfectant for office suites and lab areas to be used for cleaning by the occupants.
Areas of focus
Classrooms will be cleaned daily with a heavy focus on touchpoints, such as chair backs, hand rails and door handles, as well as tabletops and other surfaces. Floors are spot vacuumed and mopped daily. Chalkboards and whiteboards will be cleaned daily.
Disinfecting misting systems will be used in larger classrooms.
Many classrooms also will have wipes or cleaning stations so that students can wipe down their personal space at the start of each class.
Lab spaces will be serviced daily to clean floors and empty trash.
Because lab spaces vary greatly across campus, occupants may be responsible for cleaning some of their own work surfaces. Occupants are welcome to discuss service levels for their specific lab with the Custodial Services building head.
Office Suites and Personal Offices
Cleaning solution and spray bottles are available if requested so that building occupants can clean their own workspaces regularly. Hand-sanitizer stations are being added throughout campus as well.
IPF Custodial Services will clean office suites and spaces on a weekly basis as it normally does, including dusting, cleaning touchpoints, and mopping and vacuuming floors.
More frequent cleaning will be the responsibility of the room occupants.
Restrooms, Hallways, Stairways and Entryways
These areas will have touchpoints cleaned multiple times a day. The focus will be on hand rails, elevator buttons, glass doors and door handles. Floors are spot vacuumed and mopped daily.
Disinfectant misting will be performed regularly.
Frequently used bathrooms will be checked multiple times a day.
Facilities such as IM Circle, East and West, will have touchpoints cleaned multiple times a day. The focus will be on hand rails, elevator buttons, glass doors and door handles. Floors are spot vacuumed and mopped daily.
Disinfectant misting will be performed regularly in spaces such as locker rooms.
Heavily used bathrooms will be checked multiple times a day.
In addition, staff in the facilities building will be cleaning equipment and other spaces.
Residence and Dining Halls
MSU Residential and Hospitality Services (RHS) cleans and maintains dining halls and public spaces in residence halls.
Individual student living quarters are cleaned by the student living there during the school year, and by RHS after the student moves out.
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