Protocols will remain in place for regular and deep cleanings in accordance with CDC and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidance. Custodial staff are a part of the university’s essential personnel and have maintained buildings per these guidelines since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Buildings that have been occupied for essential purposes are routinely cleaned and disinfected.

Buildings, specific rooms and areas where a person with COVID-19 has spent time will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. The scope of cleaning and disinfecting will be based on the contamination and risk potential as determined by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and the COVID-19 Response Team in coordination with impacted departments, Gallaudet facilities, and housing and food services as applicable. Detailed protocols are in place for deep cleaning and disinfection.