- Limit the use of shared equipment (e.g. construction tools, telephones, computers, copy machines, staples, landscaping tools, etc.) as much as possible.
- Whenever possible, each employee should be assigned their own equipment. If this is not possible, provide EPA-approved disinfectant to apply before and after use and display signage to remind employees to do so.
- Encourage employees to use the Print Center for photocopies rather than use of office copiers. If office copy machines need to be used, provide EPA-approved disinfectant and remind people to clean touch pad before and after each use.
- Mark 6 feet of physical distance around workstations and other stationary work areas (e.g. copy machines, faxes, post-office station).
- Generate a schedule for use of general office equipment to minimize people congregating around these items.
Shared Equipment and Common Areas
Atriums and Lobbies
- The Office of Facilities will indicate with signage or visual cues how to maintain 6 feet of physical distance when in these spaces and also any furniture that cannot be used.
Lounges and Kitchenettes
- While communal lounges will not be closed, employees should respect physical distancing visual cues and disinfect areas prior to use.
- Limit use of office kitchenettes in terms of number of occupants to comply with 6 feet of physical distancing. Employees should bring their own flatware and dishes and store these items in their individual workspace if possible (not on a drying rack or storage cabinet that others may access). All shared items should be removed.
- Provide clear cleaning instructions for microwaves, refrigerators, coffee machines and other “touched” surfaces with an EPA-approved disinfectant before and after each use. Consider closing kitchenettes if health and safety guidelines are not followed.
- Employees should not bring in communal or shared food.
- Employees should bring their own water bottles and use touchless water fountains to refill.
- Remove dry erase markers, chalk, and erasers from conference rooms. Require that people using conference rooms to bring their own.
- Use EPA-approved disinfectant provided in rooms to clean podium, computers, sound systems, and other “touched” surfaces before and after each use.
- Encourage employees to use their college-provided laptops, over the use of shared systems.
- Limit the number of occupants to maintain 6 feet of physical distance and 50% of room capacity cannot be exceeded.
Elevators and Confined Spaces
- All tightly confined spaces (e.g., elevators, supply rooms, faculty offices) must be limited to one person at a time where possible, unless all individuals in such space at the same time are wearing face coverings. Even with face coverings in use, occupancy should not exceed 50% of the maximum capacity of the space.
- If more than one person is on an elevator, always wear a face covering, avoid touching the floor buttons with fingers (use your elbow), and avoid talking. Use stairways when feasible.