Classrooms

Please follow all current guidelines and protocols to help protect the health and safety of the USF community.

Entering a Classroom

  • Get a disinfectant wipe from the container provided.
  • Wipe off the surfaces where you will be sitting with the disinfectant wipe.
  • Do not place backpacks on tables.
  • Dispose of the wipe in the trash container and clean your hands with soap and water or a solution or wipe containing at least 70% alcohol.
  • Now you can remove your textbook and other materials from your backpack.

Exiting a Classroom

  • Get a disinfectant wipe from the container provided.
  • Wipe off the surfaces where you were sitting with the disinfectant wipe.
  • Dispose of the wipe in the trash container and clean your hands with soap and water or a solution or wipe containing at least 70% alcohol.

As a reminder, any materials that have been placed in an area that may have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus may be a source of infection. Coronavirus can live on surfaces for minutes to days. The virus can last 24 hours on cardboard and from minutes to 5 days on paper and longer on metal surfaces. Be aware of where you place materials and remember to clean the surface before placing something on it.

Don’t forget about your phone and laptop. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and disinfecting. If no guidance, use alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol. Dry surface thoroughly.

Facilities cleaning and disinfecting

FAQ

Yes. There is a combination of ventilation types in all teaching spaces. There is forced air ventilation in some rooms. Some rooms have operable windows. And some rooms have both.

The ASHRAE standards for ventilation are 1.4 air changes per hour. All teaching spaces with forced air ventilation have more than that, and some have substantially more. Spaces with only operable windows will have fresh air through the open windows.

Yes. The forced air systems have MERV 8 filters. That level of filtration is chosen so as not to decrease the amount of air changes per hour and should be optimum for the teaching spaces

Yes, all teaching spaces will be cleaned using best practices, prior to the day’s usage. During the day, sanitary wipes and hand sanitizer will be provided for use by the room occupants. Desks should be wiped down both upon entrance and exit, with tissues to be disposed properly in refuse containers. During the day, high touch areas such as door knobs and elevator panels will be wiped down by custodial staff.

Yes. Rooms with both forced air ventilation and windows, as well as rooms only with windows, should keep windows open at all times during occupancy.