Cleaning

Bucknell's Facilities Department has enhanced its cleaning and disinfecting protocols to meet the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), using Environmental Protection Agency-approved products that are effective against the COVID-19 virus. We will educate students on appropriate cleaning protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within residence halls.

    Here are some of the key steps we are taking to keep you healthy:

    • Hand-sanitizing stations will be located at key areas within all campus buildings.Paper Towel Icon
    • High-touch areas, surfaces and objects across campus will be disinfected twice daily using EPA-approved products. Examples of high-touch areas include public/common spaces such as restrooms, lounges, lobbies and hallways. We will give extra attention to doorknobs, light switches, door handles, hand railings, bathroom stalls, sink handles, grab bars and water fountains.
    • Each residence hall will have an assigned custodian who will focus on cleaning high-touch areas. 
    • Cleaning supplies will be available in communal bathrooms of each residence hall, and students are encouraged to take personal responsibility for disinfecting the space between regular custodial cleaning.Cleaners
    • Students who live in residential housing with individual bathrooms (Bucknell West, South Campus Apartments, Gateways and Roberts) should bring their own cleaning supplies and are encouraged to disinfect their bathrooms frequently.
    • Each academic building will have an assigned custodian who will focus on cleaning high-touch common areas throughout the day. Classrooms will be disinfected daily.
    • Cleaning supplies will be provided in classrooms, labs and conference rooms. Users will be asked to clean desks and high-touch areas after each class/lab/meeting.  
    • Adjustments to course time scheduling have been made to permit greater time for necessary cleaning and transitions between classes.Wipedown
    • In restrooms, custodians will disinfect toilets and toilet handles, urinals and urinal handles, sinks and sink faucets, paper/soap/feminine hygiene dispensers, floors, stall door handles, and restroom entrance handles and push plates. Paper dispensers will replace air hand dryers.