IPF custodian cleaning MSU spaces

Together Again

IPF has worked diligently to prepare campus workspaces and buildings as more faculty, staff and students return

Visit MSU's Together We Will site for university-wide COVID-19 related information.

Please call Contact IPF at 517-353-1760 for urgent service requests. Service requests also may be submitted online


IPF custodian cleaning a campus workspace


We're committed to providing a safe, healthy environment for research and education. Detailed cleaning levels are available at our Custodial service level page. Find details related to classrooms, restrooms, and more at our Custodial Services page


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We carefully monitor and follow guidance from the CDC, OSHA and other organizations regarding optimal building ventilation and air filtration. Learn more at our informational page about COVID and HVAC frequently asked questions.


Example of workspace with polycarbonate shielding


IPF can install polycarbonate shielding, often referred to as Plexiglass or other brand names, for your work spaces. However, depending on your situation, you may not need it installed. You'll see questions to consider about whether it's needed or worth the expense, or if a work space simply can be reconfigured.


Interior view of a campus vehicle.


Reserve a university vehicle for your use by visiting the Transportation Services page and ensure you have the latest information about MSU's vehicle-related COVID safety policies.

We offer a wide variety of more than 400 vehicles available to university staff who travel for business.


Custodian emptying trash


Custodial Services staff will continue as normal emptying waste and recycling bins in buildings it services. Excess furniture in a work space can be stored or sent to the Surplus Store for resale. Requests to send items to the Surplus Store or to have large items hauled away as trash can be made onlineUniversity Stores provides heated storage space in its secure warehouse. 


IPF employee installing building signage


Due to rapidly changing COVID safety policies from federal, state and local government agencies at this time, new interior building signage will not be available until later in the summer so that we can incorporate the most relevant and up-to-date safety messages for fall. At present and per the state of Michigan, a sign noting the requirement to wear a mask and physically distance for those who are unvaccinated must remain in place at entryways. Until updated, existing signs must remain.


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Photo of the water tower


While you were gone, we routinely operated building water fixtures in an effort to prevent water from becoming stagnant from no or low water use. 

Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that consumable water lines attached to personal or department-owned devices, such as kitchen sinks, coffee makers and ice dispensers, be run 3-5 minutes before use for the first few weeks you are back on campus. MSU has fresh chlorinated water that disinfects as it passes through. Employees may wish to have their third-party vendors, such as Starbucks, perform maintenance, service and flush systems that have sat stagnant for over a year.


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