Campus cleanliness and hygiene will be an imperative community responsibility during the pandemic. We must work together to keep our campus healthy and safe.
Physical Plant Support
Physical Plant staff will continue providing daily cleaning and disinfecting of campus spaces (e.g., bathrooms, office buildings, public spaces) and enhanced disinfection of high touch areas and frequently used spaces (e.g., door handles, stair rails, light switches, desks, tables, chairs, appliances, and bathrooms).
In addition to routine cleaning of campus facilities by Physical Plant, disinfectant wipes and/or spray bottles of cleaning solution will be provided at sanitizer and disinfectant stations throughout campus for campus members’ use.
Campus Members’ Support
Campus members should eliminate shared-use equipment to the extent possible (e.g., coffee pots) and avoid sharing food in common indoor areas. Individuals should disinfect shared equipment before and after use (e.g., copier key pads, telephones, buttons, refrigerator handles). Campus members should clean and disinfect their personal spaces and high-touch surfaces (e.g., door handles, counters, workstations, keyboard, mobile devices).
Occupancy of multi-person Salem vehicles (e.g., buses and vans) will be limited pursuant to new capacity restrictions that promote social distancing. Passengers will be required to wear masks, with the vehicle driver responsible for compliance. Campus vehicles will be cleaned and sanitized by Physical Plant before each use. Campus members who are authorized to drive Salem vehicles will be required to use wipes and/or cleaning supplies to clean their high-touch surfaces within the vehicle after every use (e.g., steering wheel, cup holder, radio, door handle) and before returning the vehicle to the Physical Plant.
Safe physical distancing and a communication plan for mail recipients are in place to provide for continued Mail Center operations. Receiving of mail and packages will continue through proper hygienic practices, and deliveries across campus at secure locations will be maintained. Campus mail routes will remain one route a day for both delivery and designated pick-up locations. Mail Center vendors will be expected to wear facial coverings and other personal protection and maintain physical distancing for safe on-campus operations.
Copy Center use will be managed by observing physical distancing guidelines. Disinfecting supplies and hand sanitizer will be provided near copy machines and payment locations, and campus members are expected to wipe down touch pads and other surfaces before and after use. Copy Center will continue copy code budget charges for Academy and College business, or direct payment for personal copies. Copy Center vendors will be expected to wear facial coverings and other personal protection and maintain physical distancing for safe on-campus operations.