Revised August 13, 2021
General Cleaning Standard
University academic and athletic facilities as well as residence halls will continue to be cleaned to APPA-2 cleanliness levels defined as vertical and horizontal surfaces have a freshly cleaned or polished appearance, but might have lite accumulation of dust, dirt, marks, streaks, smudges.
High touch points such as main building entry ways, elevators and common area spaces will be cleaned frequently.
Cleaning Product Information
The UMass Lowell (UML) Housekeeping team uses Centers for Disease Control (CDC) / Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) COVID-19 approved disinfection products in all routine cleaning. All products provided to the community in cleaning kits and refill stations are also CDC/EPA approved for COVID-19 use.
Classroom Cleaning Standard
Classrooms will be cleaned each morning that classes are in session.
Additionally, the university will supply a “cleaning kit" in each classroom/instructional space. The kit will be composed of one spray bottle, paper towels and user information card.
Students/instructors may supplement cleaning and wipe down desk surfaces at the end/beginning of each class with provided kits. Each morning Facilities Department will re-stock kits for following day use.
Office Cleaning Kits
Faculty and staff are encouraged to use cleaning kits for cleaning their own workspaces and common work areas such as breakrooms and copy rooms.
The university will provide a cleaning kit of one spray bottle, paper towels and user information for each office suite upon request to Facilities Department Service Center.
The office personnel are urged to share the cleaning supplies and are responsible for refilling the spray bottles at a centrally located refilling station. The Facilities Department will replenish paper supplies upon request to the Service Center.
Common Restroom Cleaning Standards
Common use restrooms will be deep cleaned and disinfected daily with additional cleaning throughout each day.
Common use restrooms and showers in residential halls will be cleaned and disinfected each morning between 5:30 and 8:30 a.m.
Cleaning Kit Supply/Filling Station Information
UML Housekeeping will refill and restock classroom cleaning kit spray bottles as needed.
Office suite cleaning kit spray bottles can be refilled as needed at the building’s designated self-service refilling station, located in the first-floor lobbies of the following buildings:
- 45 Lawrence
- 839 Merrimack
- Campus Rec Center
- Heath & Social Sciences
- Hoff Alumni Center
- Pulichino Tong
- University Crossing
To request additional paper products, please call the Facilities Management Service Center at extension 4-2601 or 978-934-2601.
Hand Sanitizer Stations
CDC guidance recommends whenever possible frequent handwashing should occur at the restroom closest to your work/study area. Hand sanitizer is not a replacement for handwashing.
The university will maintain hand sanitizer stations at the following building locations:
- the main entry doorways to each building
- near elevator lobbies
Facilities will refill hand sanitizer stations as needed. Please report empty hand sanitizer stations to the facilities service center at extension 4-2601 or 978-934-2601.
Hand sanitizer used at UML meets CDC / EPA guidelines.