Environmental and physical safety

Environmental and physical safety

The UNCSA Environmental Services Department follow new cleaning protocols for all areas of campus as recommended by the CDC and Environmental Protection Agency. The housekeeping staff has been trained in COVID-specific cleaning protocols as established by the CDC and EPA. The following cleaning protocols have been implemented for all areas of campus.

  • New daily cleaning methods utilizing equipment such as electrostatic foggers and sprayers have been added to the morning cleaning rounds.
  • Additional custodial staff  added to increase the number of shifts.
  • Wipes and hand sanitizer are widely available and easily accessible for students, faculty and staff.
  • UNCSA Facilities Management Division improved air filtering and fresh air changes in buildings throughout campus. 
  • Signage to enforce social distancing is in all common spaces on campus, including directional signage to control traffic flow. Capacity restrictions are in place in common areas as well as small spaces such as restrooms.
  • As stated in the Community Health Standards, masks or face coverings are required on campus. UNCSA provided two reusable cloth masks to students when they arrive on campus. See additional face-covering guidance.
  • All campus buildings require a One Card for access. This elevated level of security has been in place since the beginning of the pandemic and will continue through the fall semester to prevent unauthorized visitors from entering our campus.
Directional and Distance signage, reminder mask signage, and hand sanitizer dispenser at the Mail Center.Reminder mask signage and occupancy signage on the doors of Campus Police.Putting together wipe sanitizer stations for dance studios.UNCSA Environmental Health and Safety Director reviews community protective equipment options.Distance signage and hand sanitizer dispensers near the Pickle Jar.Couches and the long bench seating near the Pickle Jar have been removed to create more space between tables.Both standing plexiglass partitions and desktop partitions were built. Protective screens around pianos on stage of Watson Hall.Cleaning duct work in the studios.HEPA/UV filter in practice room.Individual heating and air units in the residence halls are cleaned.Facilities installing air filters. Notice the blue light to the right? It is a UV light. Additional cleaning staff added.Desktop plexiglass partition is installed at the Dining Hall cashier station and hand sanitizer is available.Directional signage and barriers to help guide people in the Dining Hall.The bench seating has been removed and fewer tables and chairs are in the Dining Hall.Directional signage on the floors of first floor Gray building.