COVID-19 Protocols for Campus Infrastructure

  • Moving and removing chairs and desks
  • Taping off surfaces and seats
  • Rearranging furniture
  • Operating and maintaining building HVAC systems as designed
  • Daily flush of building air prior to occupancy
  • Increased filtration efficiency modifications
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection
  • Sweeping and mopping of stairwells
  • Centrally located waste collection
  • Increased Chlorine Testing
  • Increased flushing operations
  • Campus-wide communication efforts

For the past 18 months, the Colorado State University Facilities Management team has worked with faculty members with expertise in energy and environmental health, public health experts and members of the University’s COVID-19 Pandemic Preparedness Team to heighten the improvement of indoor air quality in buildings on all campuses. The United States Environmental Protection Agency emphasizes that “ensuring proper ventilation with outside air can help reduce the concentration of airborne contaminants, including viruses, indoors.” Optimized ventilation in CSU buildings, paired with the best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention already being followed by CSU (vaccinations, mandated face coverings in public spaces, increased cleaning and disinfecting building interiors), can effectively reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission indoors.