See University HR policies on telecommuting and information for faculty and researchers. As appropriate, discuss feasibility with your PI, advisor, supervisor or HR.Read full answer about What policies apply to working remotely?
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While stipends for ergonomic desks and chairs are not available, you are encouraged to watch a pre-recorded session of the Ergonomics at Home webinar hosted by Environmental Health & Safety, which offers tips and do-it-yourself (DIY) hacks for setting up a…Read full answer about Can employees receive a stipend to purchase an ergonomic desk and chair?
Where available, use hand sanitizer stations. Ensure your break areas and lab sink areas have a mounted soap dispenser with soap. Contact facilities management to obtain a mounted dispenser and refills. Post handwashing signs in bathrooms and break areas. The…Read full answer about How can we promote effective handwashing in our labs and offices?
Limit touching your face (eyes, nose, mouth) and having close contact with others. Wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently. Keep a 6-foot distance from others to reduce potential person-to-person transmission. Sneeze into your arm to reduce the spread…Read full answer about What are some recommended daily hygiene practices?
Highly touched surfaces such as chairs, desktops, computer keyboards, computer displays, remotes, light switches, elevator buttons, handrails, doorknobs, doors, door push plates, card readers, refrigerator/freezer handles and their doors; equipment panels/switches, benchtops; biosafety cabinet and fume hood sashes and their…Read full answer about What surfaces need to be disinfected in laboratory spaces and adjoining offices?
COVID-19 is a new disease so data is limited, but a 2017 CDC report about pandemic flu concluded that actions like the ones listed above dramatically slowed the spread of influenza in communities and reduced the peak number of cases…Read full answer about How effective are prevention measures against COVID-19?
Each day, Marguerite buses are cleaned during daily servicing. Interiors and frequently touched surfaces are wiped down using EPA-registered disinfectants.Read full answer about How often are Marguerite buses being cleaned and disinfected?
The University will send a special cleaning crew as needed.Read full answer about How will the University clean and disinfect an area exposed to COVID-19?
Clean commonly touched surfaces several times per day this includes lab benches, lab equipment, desks, phones, remote controls, printers, fax machines, computer mouses and keyboards. The University recommends that departments or units purchase EPA-registered disinfectants such as single-use disinfectant wipes and multi-surface…Read full answer about How can I disinfect my workplace?
Dispenser stations containing alcohol-based hand sanitizer will be installed at building entrances, as supplies allow. Although hand sanitizer can help prevent the spread of the virus, practicing the CDC’s proper hand-washing technique is considered to be more effective.Read full answer about Is the University planning to install dispenser stations containing hand sanitizer?