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K-State Today

January 22, 2021

Reminders on university cleaning and disinfecting procedures

Submitted by Division of Communications and Marketing

As the spring semester begins, Kansas State University is reminding faculty, staff and students to continue important cleaning and disinfecting procedures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Cleaning and disinfecting efforts throughout the university are continuing in accordance with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.   

The Division of Facilities is coordinating cleaning and disinfecting efforts, which involve campuses, colleges, departments, units and individuals. These efforts are based on CDC recommendations for colleges, universities and higher learning.  

The following reminders relate to cleaning and disinfecting procedures for the spring semester. Find more detailed information on cleaning protocols on the Division of Facilities website

  • Classrooms and other learning spaces should be routinely cleaned with each occupancy change. Faculty/GTAs are responsible for ensuring all desks, chairs and high touchpoint areas are disinfected with supplies furnished by facility services in a ready-to-use format. 

  • Electrostatic sprayers are scheduled for availability in rooms with a COVID-19 capacity of 15 or more students. 

  • Facilities Custodial Services will stock classrooms with disinfectant, 70% isopropyl alcohol and disposable gloves. A box of disposable face coverings will be included at the beginning of the semester.

  • Supplies of  hand sanitizer  and wipes for different types of surfaces including electronics and extra trashcans will be available in multiple places in each building.  

  • QT3 is the disinfectant that will be used throughout campus to disinfect desks, working areas and frequently touched surfaces. K-State  has gone to great lengths to use the safest, most effective disinfectant methods and chemicals in the fight against COVID-19. The Safety Data Sheet for QT3  indicates that Ready to Use QT3 is one of the safest chemicals on the market. Learn more.   

University administration and health officials continue to monitor new coronavirus variants to better understand the full impact of more contagious strains of SARS-CoV-2, which is the virus that causes COVID-19.   

Learn more about cleaning and disinfecting and your health and wellness around COVID-19.