Preparing our Facilities

Cleaning, Sanitizing & Disinfecting Procedures

The following are cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting procedures custodial and facilities staff will perform prior to, during and after scheduled activities.

Common Areas: Restrooms, Hallways, Lobbies, and High Frequency Touch Points

  • Entryways, hallways, lobbies, and high frequency touch points such as door handles, light switches, desktops, chairs, lockers, etc. will be disinfected by custodial staff several times per day. Frequency of cleaning will be dependent on the length of occupancy for a specific space with a minimum disinfecting cleaning of prior to and after an event.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned in accordance with the COVID Clean Restroom Checklist with frequency of cleaning being dependent on the length of occupancy for a specific space.  A minimum disinfecting cleaning of prior to and after an event will be performed.

Offices/Cubicles and Conference Rooms

  • Custodial and facilities staff will perform general cleaning such as vacuuming and emptying of trash.
  • Common areas that are in use will be cleaned daily by custodial staff.
    • Shared office spaces
    • Conference spaces
    • Classrooms and other academic areas
  • Work areas will be supplied with disinfecting wipes or paper towels and disinfecting spray bottles for employees to use.  Employees should contact their supervisor if they are in need of additional cleaning supplies.

Classrooms and Labs

  • Custodial staff will conduct a COVID Deep Clean as listed in the COVID Deep Clean checklist prior to scheduled events in AdAstra (offices, classrooms, hallways, building entrances).
  • Custodial and Building/Grounds Supervisors will oversee logs that track cleaning activity on campus. 
  • Facilities or Custodial services will provide disinfecting wipes or paper towels and disinfecting spray bottles, and hand sanitizer for faculty and student use in classrooms and computer labs. Faculty and students should clean and disinfect classroom and computer lab surfaces they have touched or plan to touch. Faculty should communicate to their supervisor if additional cleaning supplies as needed.
  • Lab areas shall continue to be cleaned by faculty and staff as is directed under OSHA guidelines. OSHA guidelines are in place for lab spaces to minimize risk to faculty, students, staff, and equipment.
  • Cleaning of classroom and lab space in session: If the class is 4 hours or less, COVID Daily cleaning will be performed after the class is done for the day. If the class is 4 hours or longer, breaks must be scheduled to permit custodians the opportunity to perform a COVID Quick Clean after 4 hours of occupied spaces. Supervisors need to provide up to date schedules for Astra in order for facilities or custodial services to schedule staff for COVID Daily or Quick Clean duties.

Buildings & Facilities

Facility Site Teams will ensure classroom/lab configuration and student/employee ratios are adjusted per social distance guidelines. Changes may include the following:

  • Removal of classroom/hallway furniture, as needed to maximize social distancing and limit use of common spaces, with assistance of Physical Plant staff
  • Certain desks and tables in classrooms and other spaces will be marked with signage if they are not to be used
  • Points of entry and exit are being clearly marked with signage
  • Restroom occupancy will be limited. Doors may have signs with notice of occupancy limits. Certain stalls, urinals, and other amenities may be marked as closed to help maintain social distancing
  • Hallway routing guidance, if needed, is being added to buildings. This may involve directional floor clings, tape on floors, and other directional signage
  • Sneeze guards have been installed in appropriate areas.

Supervisor Evaluation of Work Environment

  • Each Supervisor will need to work with the Facility Site Team to evaluate work areas and identify areas where less than 6 feet of separation exists.
  • Efforts should be made to modify or reconfigure the work area to support the 6 feet of separation.
  • May need to implement barriers/shields, where possible. Supervisors should seek consultation from HR as needed.

Closure of Common Areas

Doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19 requires closing some common areas. Until further notice, the following common areas and common use items will be closed/unavailable within DMACC facilities: 

  • Lunchrooms
  • Break Rooms 
  • Coffee Makers
  • Water Fountains/Coolers

Signage will be placed on areas and equipment that should not be used. Employees will need to make personal accommodations for these inconveniences.
The following appliances will be available  with conditions of use:

  • Microwaves, placed in open areas for student and staff usage.
  • Microwaves and refrigerators (for staff/faculty) in smaller rooms limit the number of people in the room to a maximum of 2 people.  Signage stating the limit of 2 people will be placed at the entrance to each room.
  • Vending machines are available.
  • Users must clean the microwaves, vending machines, and refrigerators (handles, keypads, door, inside, etc.) themselves after each usage.  Signage and wipes will be placed by each appliance, stating usage guidelines.

Campus Dining Options

Campus food services and other food and beverage vendors will not be operating at this time. DMACC will work with vendors to determine when it is appropriate for services to resume.

Vending machines are available for employees and students.

Trail Point Aquatics & Wellness

Trail Point Aquatics & Wellness has developed a specific re-opening timeline for the facility. The reopening includes additional protocols and measures to maximize the safety and health of members. Visit the Trail Point section of the DMACC Coronavirus site for more information. Learn more


Signage has been created placed in appropriate locations by the Facility Site Teams to help with navigation of DMACC facilities. Click the link to access common signage.

Face Covering or Mask Must Be worn inside building at all times 
No more than X Occupants at a time 
Leave door open 
This Entrance is Closed 
Do not use 
This Area is Closed 
Wear Mask Sign Authorized jpg 
Be Smart, Stand Apart. 
Stop have you been identified and approved to enter the building 
Please wear a mask. Please maintain your distance 
Proper mask wearing image  
DMACC Hand Washing pdf