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UAB Facilities has enhanced cleaning protocols for cleaning methods and frequency while using appropriate personal protective equipment. All UAB buildings remain on badge-access only.

UAB’s Environmental Services Specialists will be using the COVID-19 Prevention: Enhanced Cleaning and Disinfection Protocols to ensure our campus is as clean and safe as possible.

On-going Cleaning

Many of the custodial services you have seen in the past in public spaces will continue as normal, including:

  • Daily or more often cleaning of restrooms, lobbies and break rooms
  • Dusting and vacuuming
  • Glass cleaning
  • Emptying and relining trash and recycling receptacles

Extra Cleaning and Sanitization

In addition to UAB’s standard cleaning, the Building Services department is using hospital-grade disinfectant products to sanitize frequently touched surfaces, such as:

  • Door handles
  • Elevator buttons
  • Light switches
  • Chair arm rests
  • Handrails
  • Other areas

UAB is using disinfectant mist machines that increase the number of surfaces cleaned per hour and ensures hard-to-clean surfaces are disinfected.

Private Offices

As students and employees re-enter campus, private office spaces will need to be cleaned by the user(s). To allow for the time spent disinfecting in public areas, less time will be spent cleaning private office spaces. Other than a monthly vacuuming, Environmental Services Specialists will only be working in private office spaces when a specific work order is called into 4-WORK (205-934-9675) or submitted through our online system.

Once a work order is entered, the work will be scheduled and performed as a non-emergency work order. UAB Facilities will continue to respond and address emergency issues as in the past. The time saved not servicing private offices will enable Building Services to provide the safest, virus free environment possible. If you have any questions about your specific area, please call 4-WORK (205-934-9675) and ask to speak with a manager.

How You Can Help

  • Place waste receptacle in the corridor outside your office for it to be emptied and relined
  • Utilize office waste receptacles for food waste and wet trash to control odors
  • Use provider cleaners to sanitize office space (i.e., keyboards, desk space, doorknobs, phones, etc.)

Cleaning in Specific Campus Scenarios

Public Areas

Public areas will be cleaned 5 days per week.

  • Remove trash
  • Wipe down all touch points
  • Clean adjacent restrooms and monitoring throughout shifts
  • Disinfect waiting rooms and elevators
  • Clean entrances and glass
  • Disinfect with misting machine spray at least 2 times per week
  • Lounges/break rooms and conference rooms to be treated on continual basis

Classroom & Lecture Areas

Classrooms and lecture areas will be cleaned 5 days per week.

  • Remove trash
  • Vacuum at least 2 times per week
  • Disinfect desks, workstations and chairs
  • Disinfect using misting machines as possible

Labs

Labs will be cleaned 3 days per week.

  • Remove trash
  • Dust mopping
  • Damp mopping
  • Restock paper or soaps
  • Additional services, including use of disinfecting mist machine, available by request

Clinic Space

Clinic space will be cleaned 5 days per week.

  • Remove trash
  • Dust mopping
  • Damp mopping
  • Replenish soap and paper supplies
  • Disinfect all non-medical equipment touch points
  • Wipe counter tops/sinks, as requested
  • Additional services, including use of disinfecting mist machine, available by request

Non-Hospital Clinic Waiting Rooms

Non-hospital clinic waiting rooms will be cleaned 5 days per week.

  • Remove trash
  • Wipe down non-furniture touch points multiple times per day
  • Wipe down furniture touch points once per day. Additional cleaning of furniture touch points recommended to be performed by clinic staff several times daily.
  • Cleaning adjacent restrooms twice per day and monitoring throughout shifts
  • Vacuum/damp mop
  • Clean entrances and glass
  • Disinfect with misting machine spray at least 2 times per week

Stairwells

Stairwells will be cleaned 5 days per week.

  • Dust mopping
  • Wipe down touch points
  • High dusting, where possible

Corridors

Main corridors will be cleaned 5 days a week.

  • Dust mopping
  • Spot damp mopping
  • Wipe down touch points
  • High dusting, where possible

Private Offices

Private offices will have limited service.

  • Once per month vacuuming
  • Remove trash, as needed – please place waste receptacle in corridor
  • For additional work, submit a work order request by calling 4-WORK (205-934-9675) or through our online system