Specific plans for individual rooms, halls and areas have been developed based on area limitations and options. Occupancy in rooms is guided by overall room capacity. Any queueing areas have floor signage to indicate where to stand to promote social distancing.
The university has adjusted the operation of our heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to maximize the fresh air that we are bringing in from outside and minimize recirculation by:
- Purging buildings with central air handling units (not window units) with three (3) air exchanges before daily occupancy.
- Disabling demand-based ventilation systems to ensure adequate fresh-air exchanges.
- Upgrading the types of air filters (including MERV 13) that are compatible with our equipment and updating the replacement schedules for these filters to provide the highest possible indoor air quality that meets or exceeds federal guidelines/recommendations.
Elevators limit capacity in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or state-issued guidelines. Signage has been posted to promote social distancing.