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Cleaning and Disinfecting

Everyone will play a role in cleaning and disinfecting IU spaces this fall. While facilities and cleaning teams will be out in force working to clean common areas and frequently touched surfaces throughout the day using disinfectants approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, all students, faculty and staff will also be expected to help clean and sanitize the areas they use.

IU’s cleaning procedures and guidelines are in line with current recommendations and have been reviewed and approved by the university’s Environmental Health and Safety experts.

What’s expected of me?

Everyone

Everyone on campus is expected to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer on a regular basis. Hand sanitizer stations will be installed inside building entrances and in high-traffic areas.

Students

All students are expected to clean their desk space before and after each in-person class using the cleaning supplies provided in all classrooms.

Faculty & Staff

All faculty and staff should proactively disinfect and clean personal workstations and shared areas / items before and after use. This includes wiping down surfaces and objects with the provided cleaning supplies.

Departments

All departments / offices should remove high-touch, shared items such as magazines, common pens, etc. Departments operating in a clinical or childcare setting should, in addition, follow the cleaning and disinfection procedures recommended by their regulatory agency and/or the more specific IU guidance.

What happens when known positive cases exist?

When known positive cases exist, Building Services closes the space for 72 hours if the space has not been cleaned and disinfected since the sick individual occupied it. Facilities groups will create and provide signs to let others know that space is closed.

If it isn’t possible to close a space, only designated and trained university staff should perform advanced cleaning, following advanced COVID-19 cleaning protocol.

Resources

IU will provide hand sanitizer inside building entrances and other high-traffic areas. Departments can request additional supplies, but facilities groups will determine the priority of those requests.