Facilities Operations Preparation for Fall
As we continue to plan for student, faculty, and staff return to campus in August, Facilities Operations has provided information on the measures being taken to prepare for a safe return, while providing some departmental guidance to ensure our transition back to in-person learning and working goes smoothly. See the Daily Digest message here. Last updated 7/30/2021.
Disinfectant Sprays and Wipes
Disinfectant sprays and wipes will no longer be regularly available in campus buildings, but the University still has disinfectant solution in gallon containers in stock that we will make available for pickup upon request at a later date. Check https://warehouse.uconn.edu/ for availability.
Once daily regular cleaning schedules on Monday through Friday will include disinfection of high-touch areas in common spaces.
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Hand sanitizer stations will be located in main entrance areas, typically one per building.
Cloth or disposable masks will continue to be available while supplies last through Facilities: https://warehouse.uconn.edu/face-mask-requests/
The State of Connecticut and University is no longer recommending Plexiglas barriers as a COVID-19 mitigation strategy. If you have Plexiglas installed by Facilities Operations that you would like removed, please submit a work order to Facilities to have it removed.
Signage and Supplies
- Authorized Signs for Download
- Request Cloth or Disposable Masks
- Request Disinfectant
- Request clear face coverings for instructors
- PPE necessary for laboratories, research programs, and facility operations can be obtained through the normal procurement process through HuskyBuy: https://ubs.uconn.edu/
- If you have needs beyond these types of supplies, please reach out to Amy Allen, Associate Director Supply Chain Management, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss options.
Although not required, out of an abundance of caution and to provide an elevated level of comfort, Facilities Operations in collaboration with Environmental Health and Safety will be supplying stand-alone filtration units for all classrooms and teaching labs that do not have the mechanical means to bring in outside fresh air via the building ventilation system. In addition, all heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems have been maintained. For more information, and to see what Facilities Operations is doing to operate and maintain the ventilation systems in response to Covid-19 please visit http://media.ehs.uconn.edu/Ventilation.pdf