Will door handles, elevator buttons, bathroom fixtures, and shared equipment be cleaned by Facility Services?

The Yale Public Health Committee approved new levels of cleaning and disinfecting on April 26, 2021. Cleaning will be completed in your building on a regular basis. Visit the Office of Facilities website for details on cleaning levels of service for different types of spaces. The new levels and service are in response to the latest CDC guidance stating that the risk of COVID transmission through surface contact is very low, and that disinfecting is generally not required. However, users can disinfect equipment and workspaces before and after use, as desired.

Procurement of disinfecting wipes for departmental spaces, offices, labs, and shared workspaces and equipment is the responsibility of each department. Facilities staff will continue to provide disinfecting wipes in classrooms, public conference rooms, and shared residential bathrooms. Please contact your Facilities Superintendent if you have questions about the levels of service.