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COVID-19 Classroom Cleaning Guidelines

Approved: August 10, 2020

Regular sanitation of frequently touched surfaces reduces the potential for COVID-19 to spread. Although surface transmission is not thought to be the strongest means of transmission of COVID-19, it is still important to clean frequently used surfaces. The facilities staff at SVSU is committed to ensuring the cleanliness of all common areas and commonly used surfaces including classrooms.

To this end, common areas will continue to be cleaned by facilities staff; cleaning procedures and frequency of those procedures depends on the frequency of use.

Disinfectant supplies such as wipes, sprays and paper towels will be available for student, faculty and staff use in all working and learning environments on campus.

Anyone using a classroom space is encouraged to wipe down the area used before use with the materials provided. This includes chairs, tables, computers, keyboards and other electronic devices.

Personal disinfectant items may be used for this purpose. Refer to this list of EPA-registered disinfectants that are effective against COVID-19.

Students residing in residence halls will continue to be responsible for the cleaning and sanitation of their own living spaces. However, campus facilities will frequently clean high-touch surfaces in the residence halls such as elevator buttons, door handles and stair railings.


  1. Center for Disease Control. (2020, June 16). How COVID-19 Spreads. Retrieved from
  2. Center for Disease Control. (2020, August 4). Frequently Asked Questions: Prevention. Retrieved from
  3. Center for Disease Control. (2020, July 22). Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting:

A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. Even with appropriate safety precautions in place, there is a risk of contracting COVID-19. By entering this campus, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.


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