Coronavirus - Increased Sanitation Efforts & FAQ's

Summary:

Palo Alto University is committed making its campuses as safe as possible for students, faculty, staff, and patients.  To increase protection against the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, hand-sanitizer dispensers have been added in front of every building entrance at our Allen Calvin campus and in both suites at our Los Altos campus.  As for the Gronowski clinic, today we have delivered hand sanitizer and paper towels for each of the 12 patient rooms.  Starting today, we have increased our janitorial efforts at our Allen Calvin campus to include sanitation of all commonly touched areas, every 2-3 hours Monday through Friday, using products recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.  For our Los Altos campus, the PAU facilities team is working with building management to increase the level of service.   Our Facilities department remains closely engaged with the President’s Cabinet and with updates from the Centers for Disease Control to remain vigilant based upon the most current information.

FAQ’s:

Q.  What are the increased sanitation measures for the Allen Calvin campus?

  1.  Hand-sanitizer dispensers have been added in front of every building entrance.  Every 2 hours (if the cycle of cleaning lasts 2 hours or less) facilities staff will wipe down the commonly touched areas outlined above.  Facilities staff to wear gloves and not to touch their face until their hands are washed with soap and water for 20 consecutive seconds.

Q.  What are the increased sanitation measures for the Los Altos campus?

  1. Hand-sanitizer dispensers have been added in each Suite.  The PAU facilities team is working with building management to increase the level of service.

Q.  What are the increased sanitation measures for the Gronowski Clinic?

  1. Hand-sanitizer bottles and paper towels are available in each of the 12 patient rooms.

Q. What are “commonly touched areas”?

Common Areas

  • Door hardware (push plates, door handles, push bars)
  • Light switches
  • Chair handles
  • Surface tops (Countertops, Desks, Tables)
  • Drinking fountain (handles, push bars, bubbler, spout)
  • Elevator (Buttons, panels, and handrails)
  • Waste/Compost/Recycle receptacle lids
  • Stairwell handrails
  • Hand sanitizer dispenser
  • Vending machine buttons 

Restrooms

  • Fixture handles (Faucet and shower)
  •  Counter Tops
  •  Soap, paper towel, toilet paper, and seat cover dispensers
  •  Toilet seats, toilet/urinal handles
  • Partition doors, locks and handles
  • Window and window sills
  • Entry door hardware (push plates, door handles, push bars)
  • Handicap stall grab bars
  • Sanitary napkin receptacles
  • Waste receptacle lids
  • Light switches
  • Door hardware (push plates, door handles, push bars)

Private Offices/Kitchenettes

  • Light switches
  • Chair handles
  • Surface tops (Countertops, Desks, tables)
  • Paper towel and hand soap dispensers
  • Faucet handles and sinks
  • Microwave panel and door handle
  • Refrigerator handles
  • Waste/Compost/Recycle receptacle lids

Q. What chemicals will be used in the sanitation process for the Allen Calvin campus?

  • CLOROX Wipes
  • Alpha HP - Multi-surface cleaner- Bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal (including coronavirus)
  • Virex - Bactericidal, virucidal and fungicidal;  used in healthcare and other facilities where cleaning and prevention of cross-contamination are critical; To be used in the event of an outbreak to ensure the safety of onsite staff
 
 
 
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