Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
Our health and well-being is determined by how each of us works diligently to protect ourselves and in so doing, protect each other and our families. With infected people who are asymptomatic, meaning they have no fever, cough, shortness of breath or anything, we need to consider that anyone of us or our coworkers could get infected at any time; we may not know it and end up spreading it, but if we consistently do the things I am about to go over with you, we will significantly, if not completely eliminate the risk of getting or passing on the virus. Keep in mind, you should be practicing most of this when away from work.
- Self-screen before coming to campus. All persons are expected to monitor their own health to limit the spread of the virus. Before coming back to campus, individuals should self-screen for COVID-19 and consult a doctor if showing symptoms or answering “yes” to any of the screening questions. This list is posted at the time clock.
Social Distancing Protocol
- Continue to maintain the 6 foot distance rule as much and as often as you can
- Don’t loiter in groups especially when starting your shift. Only one person uses the time clock at one time, those waiting should keep at least 6 feet distance while waiting to clock in. Staggered shift starting times have been implemented to assist with this. The floor shall be marked to illustrate the proper distance. After clocking in, report either to your office area or work location
- A maximum of 6 persons will be allowed to use the break room at any one time, all extra furniture will be removed from all break-rooms and proper markings on the floor will be installed.
- When riding in vehicles, drivers and passengers must all use face masks when there is more than one person in a vehicle. Always wipe/clean the steering wheel and door handles or any wipeable surface that may have been touched
- When riding an elevator no more than 2 persons per car and use face masks– official university protocol will be established at a later date
- When meeting or passing other individuals while walking, be mindful of co-workers space and make every effort to keep the 6 foot distance
Personal Protective Equipment
- Gloves should always be worn at all times when performing tasks in buildings. A new pair should be used when moving to a different building
- Masks are suggested to be worn at all times when performing tasks in buildings. Masks should be worn in vehicles occupied by more than one person. NOTE: We should have some official university guidance of the use of mask/gloves/PPE from the task force by the end of the week.
- Masks should be worn in the Pumphrey Ave. Building when around other individuals for an extended period of time
- Tyvek suits are available if requested or required by supervisor, based on individual situation.
Washing & Sanitation
- Wash hands frequently with warm water and anti-bacterial soap for at least 20 seconds
- Always keep hand sanitizer handy to use when soap and water are not available,
- Utilize the available sanitizer stations when entering and exiting buildings
- Frequently clean keys, swipes, phones, tools, and vehicle components (door handles, steering wheels, gear shifts, etc.) with bleach wipes or equivalent
- Wash or Sanitize hands prior to and after clocking in or clocking out
- Wash or Sanitize hands prior to and after using microwave or refrigerators
- Exception: 8 persons in your break-rooms, please adhere to the marked spots
Any questions and concerns need to be directed quickly to their supervisors, who will reach out Keith/David/Roy to provide answers. All staff needs to understand that we will be updating these procedures often, as new information is made available to us. Remember, each of us has a responsibility to each other and to the ones we love, our family.
Last modified: May 12, 2020