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What options are available for those who are chemically sensitive to the fragrances in sanitizers and wipes?

As far as the fragrance issue goes, there are non-fragranced options available in the market. However keep in mind that they will not be completely free of scent. The chemicals that provide the disinfectant activity have their own odor which…

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Are there any cleaning requirements for shared spaces?

Cleaning crews in academic, research and administrative buildings will focus their efforts on common spaces such as break rooms, restrooms, cafes, and high-touch areas like doorknobs and elevator buttons. For more tips about safety habits for cleanliness, visit Cardinal…

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Will high efficiency filtration be installed in buildings?

Campus ventilation systems are designed to deliver outdoor air exchange consistent with building code requirements and consensus industry standards. Over the past several years, the university has also been upgrading its air filtration systems to further optimize its general indoor…

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What should I do if I get something on my face covering?

Like other personal clothing items, face coverings should be laundered regularly. If a face covering is soiled with hazardous chemicals, biological materials, or radioactive isotopes, immediately: Remove the face covering;Rinse face and other possibly contaminated body parts in the safety…

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What are the special considerations for face covering use in labs?

Face Shield: Wear a face shield (meeting ANSI Z87.1) in addition to a face covering when working with pyrophorics, flammable solvents (>500 mL), incompatible chemicals such as strong oxidizers like nitric acid, or using an open flame. Conduct this…

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Are there instances when disposable face coverings should be worn instead of cloth face coverings?

Cloth face coverings may not be appropriate in some special work environments. Disposable face coverings should be worn in specific scenarios including but not limited to: clinical research with patients;some BSL2+ work that requires disposable lab coats (refer to APB…

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Will my face covering protect me from hazardous chemicals or biological materials?

No, a cloth face covering is intended to provide community protection and is not intended to provide the wearer respiratory protection from exposure to chemicals, biologicals, or other airborne hazards. Continue to perform work activities using appropriate safety controls such…

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How do I prevent my prescription or safety glasses from fogging while wearing a face covering?

The warm, moist air in exhaled breath can cause water droplets to condense on glasses lenses, even if the face covering or mask is tight-fitting. Washing lenses with soap and water and drying with a soft cloth can prevent…

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How frequently should disinfection occur in laboratory spaces and adjoining offices?

Disinfection frequency depends on the amount of activity in the lab and shared office areas. At the very least, disinfection should occur daily before closing for the day. Janitorial services are providing stepped-up cleaning of cafeterias, breakrooms, bathrooms and other…

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How long does it take for a disinfectant to kill the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?

Consult the product label for the contact time or dwell time. Cleaning wipes do not kill the virus, so be sure to use disinfecting wipes and follow the instructions carefully. Disinfecting wipes must remain wet to be effective.  Be sure…

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