Cleaning and Disinfecting
The WPI Facilities staff cleans and disinfects all campus buildings frequently, sanitizing high-touch surfaces with safe but powerful hospital-grade disinfectants and microfiber towels for greater surface-cleaning impact.
Frequently touched surfaces and high-traffic areas include building entrances, door handles, elevators and elevator buttons (inside and outside), stairwells, water fountains, office doors and doorknobs, light switches, classroom and lecture hall desks and tables, conference room tables, restrooms and fixtures, and other high-touch areas in academic, residential, and other buildings. More hand sanitizers and sanitizer dispensers can be found around campus.
Campus dining services have been reconfigured to reduce density, and we’ve increased cleaning and sanitation efforts as well. All food-service staff have been trained in COVID-related protocols.
The Facilities team works closely with WPI’s Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to help protect students, faculty, staff, visitors, and our community from health risks. Should there be a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 on campus, WPI will deploy specific cleaning and disinfecting protocols to mitigate the risk to others on campus.