MORGANTOWN — As part of our continuing efforts to provide a safe learning, working and living environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors, the Facilities Management team has implemented several enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures in preparation for return to campus this fall.
Beyond our standard cleaning protocols, we have enacted numerous safety disinfection practices across campus to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 based on guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and the Centers for Disease Control.
Cleaning refers to the removal of dirt and germs from surfaces. Cleaning will not kill germs — it simply removes germs (or reduces the number of germs) in order to lower the risk of infection. Disinfection is a specific cleaning process that uses chemicals to kill germs, bacteria and viruses.
When disinfecting campus buildings, the Facilities Management team uses the following U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved chemicals:
We also use industry-leading Victory Electrostatic Sprayers (i.e., spray guns, backpack sprayers and battery pump sprayers), which provide the highest level of disinfection coverage for all surfaces.
Classroom and Restroom Cleaning/Disinfection Procedures
WVU will continue to follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies in regard to our cleaning and safety measures. Based on this guidance, the University will continue to explore innovative and additional cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting technologies and processes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit the Return to Campus website for more information and to review Common Questions. Contact Facilities and Services at [email protected] with any questions.