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COVID-19 Community Response Plan

Cleaning Plan

University-wide Cleaning Protocols

A comprehensive cleaning plan is in place and tailored to permitted campus use and on-campus population size. It includes routine cleaning the community is familiar with. This plan has been developed in conjunction with many departments across the University to identify and address issues common across campus spaces and needs specific to individual areas. All cleaning products are EPA approved.

Hand sanitizer is broadly available in common areas, entry and exit points, and throughout campus. More in-depth information about the University's cleaning protocols in academic, administrative, and athletic spaces can be found in the campus cleaning scope guidelines.

 

Departmental Responsibilities

Departments are responsible for implementing supplemental cleaning measures for all shared areas and surfaces, including any meeting spaces, breakrooms, and common areas they normally maintain. Special attention should be paid to high touch points in these areas, including but not limited to copiers, shared office supplies, door handles, microwaves, and other frequently touched surfaces. Individuals assigned to cleaning should do so during working hours and will be compensated for this time as part of their regular scope of work.

Departments may reference the protocols the University has developed for shared spaces to provide a base for their own individual cleaning protocols. Each area can adopt the guidance for their own unique and specific needs and equipment. Departments should, at minimum, follow the shared spaces cleaning instructions for the following spaces:

Cleaning supplies include disposable disinfectant wipes and can be obtained from Warehouse Services through the University's internal requisition form. This includes our satellite graduate campus locations. Departments are responsible for utilizing and making these supplies available in common areas as appropriate.

If other cleaning products are purchased beyond the University-provided supply, they should be EPA approved and always be used according to directions on the label. Each employee should be assigned their own tools, equipment, and defined workspace to the greatest extent possible.

Employee Responsibilities

In addition to the University cleaning provided, employees are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their personal workspaces to meet their own individual comfort levels, and following cleaning product instructions for use. 

Disinfection of installed partitions is a shared responsibility between the University and the end-user of that space. For your safety, and to preserve the structural integrity of plexiglass installations at counters and desks, please do not touch or attempt to clean the plexiglass partitions. Our custodial staff has been trained on how to safely clean and disinfect these partitions, and they will be doing so as needed. Faculty members using classroom partitions may clean them before and after use with the disinfectant spray provided in their classroom.

Depending on an employee's role or work setting, a department or manager may require employees to adhere to additional safety measures beyond those outlined above. Prior to returning, employees are encouraged to reach out to supervisors to confirm the cleaning and disinfecting protocols for individual areas.

For questions, please contact the COVID-19 Information Line at covid19info@pepperdine.edu or 310.506.8111.

Student Residences

Measures will be returning to pre-COVID cleaning levels. As such, it is the resident's responsibility to keep their rooms, suites, bathrooms, and apartments clean and in good condition. 

On-campus student residents will be provided disinfectant cleaning supplies to support additional disinfection in their residence hall or apartment living space. Students will be asked to support cleaning and disinfection by maintaining clean restrooms and common area surfaces with cleaning supplies provided by the University.

Learn more about Facilities Services cleaning protocols for residential housing spaces, including how each space is cleaned and how often each is cleaned.

For questions, please contact the COVID-19 Information Line at covid19info@pepperdine.edu or 310.506.8111.