In keeping with JMU’s focus on health and safety for our community, the Contingency Planning Task Force worked with Facilities Management to establish the following cleaning practices and protocols for all areas of campus.

Cleaning and Disinfecting Protocols

  • Housekeepers will not be assigned to individual buildings as they have in the past; going forward, they will work in teams. Their priority will be the disinfecting of public spaces, restrooms and classrooms.
  • Classrooms and labs will be cleaned three times each day. Cleaning will be completed twice during the day and once after classes have ended, prior to the next day.
  • A cleaning schedule verification sheet will be maintained on the back of each classroom and lab door. Housekeepers will sign the cleaning schedule and include the time and date of last cleaning.
  • Twice daily, housekeepers will clean and sanitize all high-touch surfaces such as stairwell handrails, water fountains, door entrance and exit handles, elevators, vending machines, and all other general high-touch surfaces.
  • Public restrooms will be cleaned twice a day.
  • Cleaning supplies will be available in each classroom for individuals to clean their work/ study area between formal housekeeping services.
  • Housekeeping will clean individual offices and assigned spaces designated for personal/professional use twice a week instead of daily to allow for more time spent cleaning high-use, public areas. Cleaning supplies will be available for each office so individuals can clean their work/study area between formal housekeeping services.
  • Outdoor benches, tables and bus stops will be cleaned twice daily.

The Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation (HDPT) has implemented the multiple elements to their service given current events in order to protect the health and safety of both operators and passengers onboard our vehicles, including:

  • Masks will be required to ride HDPT Transit routes.
  • An 18-passenger limit will be in effect for HDPT transit buses. Designated seating will encourage physical distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer stations and dispensers were installed onboard HDPT transit vehicles, and two sanitation breaks per day for all buses have been established.

Hand Sanitizer/Hand-Washing Stations

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to each building and in every classroom and lab.
  • Quart bottles of hand sanitizer are available for order from Facilities Management for employees to use at their workstations.

Shared Objects and Adequate Supplies

  • Cleaning supplies will be available in each computer lab for individuals to clean their workstations between formal housekeeping services

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