Yes. Buffalo State custodial services has enacted revised cleaning and sanitation protocols, including a heightened focus on disinfecting high-touch surfaces and high-volume areas.
Buffalo State uses and continues to use a hospital-grade virucide (SC Johnson/Diversey – Virex).
Yes. Virex, a hospital-grade virucide, is listed by the EPA as a disinfectant for use against viruses similar to SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
High-touch surfaces include all restroom surfaces, doors and doorknobs, exit door panic bar devices, light switches, desktops, chairs, pencil sharpeners, stairwell and ramp railings, elevator buttons, benches, lockers, computer keyboards, and mice. General-purpose computer lab equipment will be cleaned by Custodial Services.
Faculty/Staff are responsible to clean and disinfect their own personal office computer by using the virucide (Virex) provided to their department. When cleaning a computer or computer keyboard, it is recommended you spray a disinfectant product into a cleaning cloth and then wipe down the equipment. Do not spray cleaning solution directly onto the computer equipment.
Custodial Services distributed bottles of Virex and paper towel rolls to all department chairs and trade shops on or around, March 20, 2020.
Custodial staff will monitor products within these spaces and replace/refill as needed. Product cannot be distributed to individuals.
If your department did not receive this product, to request product refill, or for other requests/questions, please contact Scott Kent at ext. 3404.
Facilities Construction and Planning has identified strategic and consistent locations in all buildings where touchless hand sanitizing units are being installed and maintained by Custodial Services. If you believe additional units might be needed in your area, please request an assessment from the Environmental Health and Safety Office.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to provide their own hand sanitizer for personal use.
Yes. Cleaning staff assigned to the residence halls will continue to clean all residence halls that remain operational. Staff assigned to academic and administrative facilities will focus additional attention on high-volume buildings as a priority such as the Campbell Student Union, Child Care Center, Cleveland Hall, E. H. Butler Library, Moot Hall, and Weigel Health Center.
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