Campus Operations, Cleaning & Disinfecting

All facilities will be disinfected prior to a return to work with a frequent cleaning schedule throughout the semester. Even with these additional measures, individuals can also take responsibility to take care of their space and use supplies across campus to disinfect spaces as used.

Classrooms & Labs

Classrooms and common areas will be disinfected first thing every morning by housekeeping staff.

High-touch surfaces and bathrooms will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the day. Housekeepers will be highly visible, with roughly one housekeeper present per building between 4 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Wipes are being purchased centrally and will be provided in every lab and classroom for on-the-spot use. (You don’t need to buy those for your department!)


General housekeeping of offices and other spaces will still happen every day outside of normal office hours.

Wipes, disinfectant spray and gloves can be ordered through the Emergency Operations Committee by your department if additional cleaning is desired. Please make the request through your Emergency Operation Center Representative

Hand Sanitizer

Hand-washing stations or hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed throughout all buildings on campus including at building entrances, near elevators, restrooms and common areas.

To Get Help/More Info

For specific questions related to your workspace, email Campus Operations or call them at 828.251.6564.

If you have a purchasing need, visit the Purchasing website, or email Joel Knisley (, Candace Buck (, and Mark Westergaard ( NOTE: All coronavirus-related purchasing is being centrally coordinated and must use the COVD19 (no “i”) budget code since emergency funding/grants may cover some expenses.