Facilities - Student Spaces
Below are steps that the USF’s Facilities Department has identified and intends to take to prepare the residence halls, offices, classrooms, dining facilities, and other spaces to be reoccupied on the Hilltop and 101 Howard campuses once shelter-in-place orders are rescinded or modified to permit residential activities and on-site instruction.
Questions and requests should be directed to the Facilities Help Desk at (415) 422-6464.
- Provide hand sanitizers at each entrance.
- On instructional days, provide sanitizing supplies in each classroom for the use of occupants throughout the work day.
- Clean and restock all common area restrooms, disinfect surfaces prior to the start of the workday, and refresh at least once during the day.
Classrooms and Labs
- Will provide disinfecting supplies in each classroom for faculty and students to use between classes. Dry and wet lab managers will provide their own cleaning materials.
- Rearrange, replace, or if necessary remove furniture to meet maximum occupancy that provides for six feet of separation.
- Identify and repurpose other auxiliary spaces to serve as additional classroom spaces.
- Individual lab managers shall implement distancing and sanitizing measures that will allow safe utilization of lab space.
- Plexiglass barriers will not be provided in individual classrooms.
- On a daily basis, clean and disinfect classroom high touch areas.
- Place hand sanitizing stations at the front door of residence halls.
- Adjust residence halls sleeping room furniture in order to reduce residential density to no more than two people per dorm room (or less if required by local Health Order).
- To the extent necessary, repurpose lounge furniture to allow for increased academic teaching spaces. Indicate appropriate physical distancing on remaining student lounge furniture.
- On a daily basis, clean and disinfect operating public spaces (kitchens and restrooms) and other high touch areas.
- The Facilities Department encourages more frequent health and welfare inspections of individual rooms to promote good hygiene and health practices; however, Facilities is not responsible for cleaning inside individual rooms.
- Bon Appetit, the University’s food service provider, will be determining an operational model for reopening.
- With the advice of Bon Appetit, Facilities will inventory the seating area within the dining facility to determine the most efficient seating arrangement that complies with physical distancing requirements.
- Rearrange and consolidate excess seating, or place signage at individual seating locations to promote proper physical distancing and separation.
- On a daily basis, clean and disinfect seating and high touch areas.
- Establish distanced seating on Privett Plaza.
- Facilities shall provide a total of three plexiglass barriers for use at work stations deemed essential for face-to-face customer service / circulation desks.
- Restrooms in Library buildings will be cleaned and disinfected overnight by Facilities custodians and are refreshed at least once during the day.
- Refresh includes restocking products, wiping down and disinfecting high touch areas such as faucets, countertops, door handles, etc.
- Restrooms in office buildings and classroom buildings are cleaned and disinfected overnight by Facilities custodians and are refreshed at least once during the day.
- Refresh includes restocking products, wiping down and disinfecting high touch areas (faucets, countertops, door handles, etc.).
- Patrons are reminded not to enter a restroom while it is being cleaned, both for their own safety and to allow the custodian to do their job.
- Unless otherwise directed, elevator capacity will be restricted to no more than two riders. Each rider must position themselves to be in one of the corners of the elevator car to promote physical distancing to the greatest extent possible.
- Patrons who cannot physically use the stairs because of a disability or medical condition shall have priority for using elevators.
- Facilities will place marks in the corners on the elevator floor to promote physical distancing.
- Hand sanitizer shall be provided inside each elevator.
- Elevator buttons, handrails, and other high touch surfaces shall be wiped down and disinfected twice daily.
Intercollegiate Athletic Spaces
- Facilities shall provide hand sanitizing stations in each operating locker room that is available and open for use.
- Facilities shall clean the courts, locker rooms, weight rooms, and other training and sports medicine facilities prior to the start of each day.
- Facilities custodians are not responsible for cleaning up clothing and gear left on the floor or otherwise not properly put away.
- Operating Memorial Gym locker rooms shall be refreshed at least once each day.
- Refresh will include disinfecting high touch items such as door handles, light switches, faucet knobs, sink countertops, etc.
- When fan attendance is permitted again at sporting events, Facilities will work with the Athletic Director to properly mark seats to ensure physical distancing is maintained.
Koret Health and Recreation Center
- Restroom facilities will be cleaned and disinfected once per day.
- Hand sanitizers shall be placed at the entrance to each hallway or room where there are exercise machines or exercise classrooms. Koret will provide the refills or reimburse Facilities via FOAP.
- Sanitary wipes will be provided by Koret in each exercise area for patrons to wipe down the equipment prior to use. Koret staff will provide additional cleaning through the day and between uses, but it is ultimately the individual’s responsibility to ensure their equipment is disinfected prior to using it.
- During Fall Semester, shower facilities, lockers for storage, and areas for changing will not be provided. These areas will be cordoned off to prevent their use, while still allowing use of the sinks and toilets.
- It is not anticipated that locker or shower facilities will be available at least until 2021. When shower facilities do become available, Facilities will turn off or disconnect some of the showers to ensure six feet of separation can be maintained.
- Facilities will provide one plexiglass barrier for use at the Front Desk and Entrance turnstile (for a total of two). Once the Equipment Checkout Desk reopens, a barrier will be provided there if it is still required.