Cleaning & Disinfecting

Our custodial staff are on the front lines in ensuring that our campus is clean, safe, and ready for use. They’ve received training in cleaning and disinfecting procedures issued by NYS Department of Health, following Interim Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfection of Public and Private Facilities for COVID-19.
 
Please keep our custodial staff safe and show them the appreciation and respect they deserve by limiting your presence on campus when possible. By reducing the number of physical spaces we occupy, we’re helping our custodial staff to focus their efforts.
 
Here’s some details on what's being done:
  • Day time cleaning: Routine cleaning is rigorous and ongoing throughout the campus during the day.
  • Nighttime cleaning: Public spaces and open offices receive a thorough, disinfectant cleaning at night. The college has purchased electrostatic foggers to assist with this process. In order to effectively clean surfaces with these machines, it is critical that you clear all surfaces of paper, books, and other objects each evening before custodial staff arrive.  Custodial staff will also replenish supplies of disinfectant sprays and hand sanitizer.
  • Keeping track: Through NY on PAUSE (the state stay-at-home period) and after, Public Safety and Custodial Services have worked closely to ensure that all spaces that have been used are promptly cleaned and disinfected. If you need to come on campus, please inform Public Safety by emailing us at covid19@hostos.cuny.edu and wait to see if your visit is approved. They’ll help coordinate with Campus Operations to make sure those spaces are cleaned and disinfected afterwards.
  • Cleaning shared workstations: In places where computers, work stations, or equipment are used by multiple people throughout the day, it will be the responsibility of each user to clean keyboards, mice and work surfaces before each use. This includes the Library and open computer lab. Custodial staff will thoroughly disinfect these spaces at night.  
Remember that each of us is responsible for cleaning shared workstations. We’ll provide disinfectant wipes and post signage with instructions.