The University’s facilities department has prepared all campus spaces for the 2021-2022 academic year. These strategies include HVAC building modifications; cleaning protocols; hand sanitizers and disinfecting spray or wipes; plexiglass dividers in service locations and signage.
Keeping the Campus Healthy
- Hand sanitizer is widely available at stations across Loyola’s campuses.
- Shared bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the day.
- Signage throughout the campuses will encourage proper/frequent handwashing.
- Facilities has implemented cleaning protocols of classrooms, offices, bathrooms, residence halls, and other shared spaces. Electrostatic sprayers with Bio-Protect, an EPA-registered product, are being used to sanitize many campus spaces to reduce the risk of the virus being transmitted from touching surfaces in these spaces.
- Facilities has created a cleaning and disinfecting guide for students to show them how to clean and disinfect their living spaces and the products they should bring for cleaning.
- Water fountains have been turned off. Refillable water bottle stations remain in operation.
- All high-contact surfaces and touch points are being cleaned, followed by the use of an EPA-registered disinfectant to sanitize surfaces, fixtures, and touch points in heavy utilized areas, common spaces, restrooms, lounges, kitchenettes, classrooms, and labs.
- Staff have been trained in CDC cleaning protocols and use of PPE where necessary. In incidents of confirmed cases, a certified commercial vendor may be contacted to respond to provide additional support for our campus personnel.
In order to support a shift in operations and reduce the number of touchpoints in offices and classrooms across campus, waste and recycling collection has been centralized.