Hygiene and Cleaning

  • Touro will establish campus-wide cleaning and disinfection protocols for classrooms, residence halls, restrooms, dining and other facilities.
  • Touro will ensure that it adheres to hygiene and sanitation requirements from the CDC and DOH and maintain cleaning logs on site that document date, time and scope of cleaning.
  • Touro will limit the sharing of objects and discourage touching of shared surfaces; or, when in contact with shared objects or frequently touched areas, wear gloves (trade-appropriate or medical); or sanitize or wash hands before and after contact.
  • Touro will regularly clean and disinfect common equipment and other shared and high-touch surfaces using DEC products identified by the EPA as effective against COVID-19.
  • Touro will provide and maintain hand hygiene stations in the facilities including: handwashing soap, running warm water, disposable paper towels, lined garbage cans, as well as an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 60% or more alcohol for areas where handwashing is not feasible.
    • Appropriate hand hygiene and/or products will be available at every entrance to every building, in every corridor, every bathroom and near high-touch common objects, where appropriate.
    • Touro will promote good hand hygiene by posting signage near hand hygiene stations.
  • Touro will conduct regular cleaning and disinfection at least after every shift daily or more frequently as needed, and frequent cleaning and disinfection of shared objects (e.g. tools, machinery) and surfaces, as well as high transit areas, such as restrooms and common areas, will be completed.
  • The facilities department will increase the frequency of previously established cleaning schedules and abide by EPA and DOH guidelines to ensure products are environmentally safe and effective against COVID-19.
  • To ensure employees comply with hygiene and cleaning requirements, Touro will do the following:
    • The maintenance department will be responsible for maintaining cleaning logs.
      • The cleaning logs will consist of checklists for all office areas and will ensure that all common objects are disinfected frequently throughout the day.
    • Logs will be kept on a clipboard on each maintenance employee’s housekeeping cart during work hours.
    • After work hours, logs will be kept in the building manager’s office to be reviewed daily.