Preventive measures on a daily basis are recommended to combat the spread of colds and flu. Routine cleaning should be performed on a regularly scheduled basis. Routine cleaning includes daily cleaning and disinfecting of all restrooms, scheduled sweeping of all floors, sanitizing, emptying trash and other building based tasks.
Supplemental cleaning performed by either regular custodial staff is a must, substitute custodial staff or temporary custodial staff assigned to perform cleaning over and above what is considered routine. Supplemental cleaning focused on cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, specifically for the purpose of preventing spread of diseases.
Personal area cleaning performed by all employees in their personal workspace, including their desk, phone, keyboard, chair and any other items they use preforming their duties. Cleaning is customized to personal preference and standard.
Emergency cleaning by contracted services on an emergency basis, which cannot be promptly, effectively and safely handled by district staff, in response to a particular, identified incidence of disease.
Definition: High touch surfaces need to be focused on may include the following (not all apply in every building):
Routine high touch cleaning:
- Restroom stalls
- Cafeteria tables
- Toilets, sinks and faucets
- Food preparation areas
- Drinking Fountains
- Door handles and knobs (including exterior/interior doors)• Elevator buttons • Hand rails
- Recreation equipment • Vending machines • Counter tops
- Light switches
- Copier, printer, scaner and fax control buttons • Front desk and lobby surfaces
Personal work area cleaning:
- Computer keyboard and mouse
- Remote controls
- Cabinet and file drawers
- Microwave, refrigerator, appliances, Coffee machines
Objective: The objective of the supplemental cleaning plan is to accomplish the work described above in the definition of supplemental cleaning. The supplemental cleaning plan below presents our best estimates of the additional hours per day of custodial services needed to accomplish the objective.
The plan shown above is a draft as of March 3, 2020. The time requirements are based on best estimates so as we gain experience we will be flexible and adjust as needed to effectively and safely accomplish the stated objective.
Implementation of Supplemental Cleaning: The supplemental cleaning plan will be implemented at the direction of the designee in response to a threat or threats to health or when directed by County or State health authorities
Summary: The overriding purpose is to protect the health of the public. Implementation of the four modes of cleaning procedures must be done with safety. Clear, timely communication of facts and cooperation of all parties will result in the best outcomes for everyone.