Preventative Hygiene Measures
Hand Sanitizing Protocols
There have been a significant number of requests for hand sanitizing stations to be placed throughout the university. It is not possible to accomodate these requests centrally due to budgetary and labour resource requirements for both the installation and maintenance for these units.
The following process has been developed by the Facilities Management Division and approved by the Pandemic Preparedness Planning Committee.
- The university has placed hand sanitizer
units in high interactive areas where food is sold such as food
service areas, cafeterias and dining halls. As well, units are
being placed in high volume interactive areas where university
staff work constantly at counters serving the public such as the
Cashiers office, Bursars Office and Registrar's Office.
- Departments that feel they have a
requirement to have hand sanitizers placed within their common area
where we have regular interactivity with the public, will be
responsible to purchase these units. The cost and labour associated
with refilling them would be that department's responsbility. This
should be minimized as much as possible and individuals should be
encouraged to take responsibility for their own hygiene by carrying
their own personal bottle of hand sanitizer and sani-wipes for
cleaning commonly used equipment, e.g. departmental head
- Preparedness begins with all of us
individually. Staff should be encouraged to take personal
responsibility; they should have their own hand sanitizers to carry
with them for personal use at their own workstations.
- There will not be portable hand sanitizer
units installed for job fairs, etc. All exhibitors will be expected
to provide sufficient hand sanitizers at their booths for
- Custodial staff periodically performs
cleaning of all boardroom tables, however, should departments wish
to enhance the current cleaning protocols it is being recommended
that one use departmental discretion to purchase any regular
household cleaning products for the purpose of extra cleaning. The
same will apply as above, the cost and labour associated with
purchasing and actual cleaning of these boardroom tables would be
the department's responsibility.
- In areas of the university where there are commonly used keyboards, individual departments should implement their own enhanced cleaning protocols.