All University buildings are closed to the public and may only be accessed by students, faculty and staff who have Pitt IDs.
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVC) systems have been reprogrammed to bring in as much outdoor air possible within the limits of the system. The University is adhering to ASHRAE (American Society of Heating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations regarding operation of HVAC equipment and systems. The work in facilities where faculty, staff or students have returned to campus is complete.
By the time students arrive, the building systems and commissioning team will have invested over 5,000 hours into HVAC assessments and improvements alone.
Keep It Clean
One of the best ways to support a safe and healthy campus is frequent cleaning and disinfection. In addition to the work done by University staff members, each University member who is on campus has a key role to play.
University custodians and housekeepers clean and sanitize building areas, including residence halls, daily where authorized onsite University members are located. Frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, elevator buttons and railings are cleaned multiple times per day in all common spaces by University custodians and housekeepers.
University members should clean frequently touched surfaces and objects within their work, living and study spaces using an EPA-approved disinfectant for the virus that causes COVID-19 to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 in their work area. You will need to clean personal desks, telephones, computers and office chairs. Wipe dispensers containing the appropriate disinfectants are located in all educational and learning spaces, including classrooms, computer labs and other areas.
Residence Halls and University Housing
Auxiliary Services personnel will clean on-campus housing common areas daily and communal restrooms twice daily. For students residing in suite- and apartment-style housing or hotel rooms, Auxiliary Services will provide disposable gloves, household cleaners, disinfectants and cleaning instructions to students in suite/apartment-style rooms.
Cleaning after a COVID-19 case on campus
Whenever a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 is reported to have been in a campus building during the time they may have been infectious, EH&S will instruct the designated cleaning crew in Facilities Management or Auxiliary Services to close those rooms for a 24-hour period, if possible, and cleaned. EH&S will notify occupants when the area is cleared to be reopened.
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