The Facilities Planning and Management Department (FPM) has developed enhanced and elevated cleaning and disinfection procedures to follow during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

In alignment with public health recommendations, the college is taking measures to prevent community spread of COVID-19, which includes undertaking enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures. The Facilities Planning and Management Department (FPM) have developed enhanced and elevated cleaning and disinfection procedures to follow during the COVID-19 public health crisis. 

Category 1: Enhanced Cleaning Procedures – Low- to Medium-Risk Areas 

This protocol is activated for an enhanced level of cleaning in areas without ongoing community transmission to assist in prevention. These facilities and spaces require periodic, frequent, and/or close contact of (faculty, staff, students or visitors) who are not known or suspected to be positive COVID-19 cases. Close contact is defined as within six feet. 

PPE for Facilities Cleaning Staff 

  • Cloth masks must be worn at all time while in CWI space. 
  • Wear disposable gloves when cleaning and disinfecting. Gloves should be discarded after each use. Wash hands immediately after gloves are removed. 
  • Wear eye protection when there is a potential for splash or splatter to the face. 

Chemicals: Cleaning shall be done using an EPA-approved disinfectant following appropriate dwell time. All surfaces being cleaned must remain wet for full dwell time. Dwell times of frequently used chemicals are: 

Chemicals  Dwell Times 
Clorox Floor Cleaner and Disinfectant  10 minutes 
Sanitizing Wipes  Until Surface is Dry
Purell and Brady Non-Acid Disinfectant  1 minute 30 seconds 
Lysol Spray or equivalent  2 minutes

 

Schedule of Procedures 

  • Increase disinfection of high touch point areas in all buildings to a minimum of twice per shift. 
  • Twice per shift, ensure that all restrooms are cleaned and properly stocked with paper and soap supplies, as well as checking sanitizer stations to ensure they are sufficiently stocked.   
  • Reduce non-essential services, such as trash and recycling collection, to as needed. This will increase the time required to fully and frequently disinfect high touch surfaces. 
  • Gather and distribute appropriate PPE, supplies, equipment, and chemicals as needed. 
  • Apply multi-surface cleaner to a clean microfiber cloth and apply the saturated cloth to the surfaces to be cleaned. 
  • Apply multi-surface disinfectant to a clean microfiber cloth and apply the disinfectant to the hard surface ensuring that the surface remains wet with disinfectant for the prescribed time listed on the disinfectant bottle.  
    • Disinfection effort should focus on common areas and high touch point surfaces of occupied facilities and spaces (door handles, dispenser buttons and knobs, elevator buttons, electronics in shared conference rooms, surfaces in atriums). 
    • For disinfecting restroom fixtures such as the outside of toilets and urinals, the disinfectant MUST be applied to a microfiber cloth and then applied to the surfaces of the toilet or urinal ensuring that the surfaces remain wet with disinfectant for the prescribed time listed on the disinfectant bottle. 
    • For disinfecting high touch point surfaces, either use a disinfecting wipe or a microfiber cloth that disinfectant has been applied to. 
  • When assignments have been completed, return the chemicals and supplies to the storage location. 
  • After completing your schedule, place all used microfiber cloths in the appropriate laundry bin for collection.  Remove the nitrile gloves, ensuring that your hands do not come in contact with the exterior of the gloves. Dispose of the gloves in an appropriate trash receptacle. 
  • Follow up immediately by washing your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. 

Category 2: Elevated Disinfection Procedures – High-Risk Areas  

This protocol is activated for an elevated level of cleaning and disinfecting upon notification of a positive COVID- 19 case for a CWI employee, student, or visitor in a CWI facility or space. Deep cleaning guidelines and protocols shall be followed for all affected areas as determined by Facilities Planning and Management.  

Category 2 cleaning protocols described below are for affected area(s) that are identified within 7 days or 168 hours of the last occupancy of an individual testing positive for the Covid-19 virus. 

If the individual who tested positive has not been in a CWI facility or space within the last 7 days/168 hours, Category 2 cleaning is unnecessary. That is, if more than one hour has elapsed since the positive person was last in a CWI facility, office, or other CWI area, revert back to Category 1 cleaning protocols.   

Chemicals: Cleaning shall be done using an EPA-approved disinfectant following appropriate dwell time. All surfaces being cleaned must remain wet for full dwell time. Dwell times of frequently used chemicals are: 

Chemicals Dwell Times
Clorox Floor Cleaner and Disinfectant  10 minutes
Sanitizing Wipes  Until Surface is Dry
Purell and Brady Non-Acid Disinfectant  1 minute 30 seconds
Lysol Spray or equivalent  2 minutes
Hydrosil Fogging Chemical  Rated per size of room.  Chart is located on the back of the machine.

 

Safety Protocol for Facilities Cleaning Staff 

Ability to isolate for 24 hours prior to cleaning - once a positive case has been reported and the possible affected area(s) are identified, the facilities team will isolate the affected area for 24 hours prior to cleaning, if possible, per CDC guidelines. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/disinfecting-building-facility.html  

Examples of isolating affected areas include: Closing and locking door to individual's office, closing and locking public restroom (where possible), etc.

Unable to isolate prior to cleaning - where affected areas cannot be isolated for 24 hours prior to cleaning, the following protocols will allow space to be brought back online ahead of CDC guidelines: 

  • Use an EPA approved fogging machine and chemical. 
  • Follow the fogging directions carefully and as directed on the label.   
  • Fill the fogging machine with an EPA approved fogging chemical. 
  • Enter the infected space with the fogging machine using appropriate PPE listed above. 
  • Plug in the machine and set timer per the instructions listed on the back of the machine. 
  • Start the fogging machine and exit the room. 
  • When fogging is complete, return to the room and collect the machine for return to the custodial closet. 
  • Notify your manager when cleaning is complete so the machine can be relocated if necessary. 

Chemicals: Cleaning shall be done using an EPA-approved disinfectant following appropriate dwell time. All surfaces being cleaned must remain wet for full dwell time. Dwell times of frequently used chemicals are: 

Microfiber maintenance: Microfiber cloths that are used in the deep cleaning procedures shall be bagged up and identified by building name. 

  • Place dirty microfiber cloths in a plastic bag. 
  • Label the bag using a black indelible marker with building information. 
  • Seal the bag. 
  • Mail carrier shall take microfiber cloths to the Micron Center for hot water washing and return to building. 

High-touch, hard surface, and electronic equipment: In the classroom, lab, workspace (cubicle, office, and suite) must be cleaned. These surfaces and equipment include, but are not limited to: 

  • Keyboard 
  • Mouse 
  • Computer, monitor, laptop, speakers, and other accessories 
  • Desktop, drawer fronts and handles, tabletops 
  • Filing cabinet door fronts and handles, telephone 
  • Chair arms 
  • Copiers and printers 
  • Whiteboard trays 
  • Any remote-control devices