Opening Colleges and Universities during COVID-19

Opening Colleges and Universities during COVID-19

Colleges and universities around the country face many difficult decisions as they consider how to safely provide a quality education amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Administrators must decide how to facilitate classes, how to open student housing securely, and how to best follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfection to ensure safe and healthy environments for students, faculty, and staff. From classrooms to dining halls, activities centers to libraries, to student housing and more, there are many public and shared spaces to manage and many factors to consider, especially on large university campuses. Institutions must make students, faculty, and staff feel comfortable on campus and confident that COVID-19 guidelines and proper cleaning and disinfection protocols are being implemented effectively to prevent virus transmission. At Prospera Health and Hospitality Services (PHHS), our goal is to provide colleges and universities with solutions that will allow them to operate safely and successfully in the midst of COVID-19. We offer a comprehensive consulting process and a cleaning product inventory that will empower institutions to open campuses safely by helping them achieve medical-grade cleanliness throughout their indoor facilities.


UVC Disinfection and Coronavirus Cleaning Protocols

In order to protect students, faculty, and staff against the transmission of COVID-19, colleges and universities must be committed to following CDC guidelines and enhanced safety measures to effectively clean and disinfect every classroom, dining hall, library, and shared space across campus, while also having mitigation strategies in place to respond to confirmed coronavirus cases. One solution is UVC disinfection, which is an efficient and effective method of reducing indoor air pollutants and improving infection control procedures throughout public facilities. UV air purifiers are designed to use short-wave ultraviolet light (UVC light) to inactivate airborne pathogens and microorganisms like mold, bacteria and viruses, providing effective, single-cycle, whole-room disinfection. PHHS partners with Skytron to provide institutions with a variety of UV light disinfection products and solutions to perform frequent and effective cleaning of facilities. While it is extremely important to continue following all CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting your facility, UVC disinfection technology provides a heightened standard of whole-room disinfection by targeting microorganisms in the air and on surfaces to prevent the spread of infection. PHHS would love to help you find the right UVC disinfection solutions for your college or university. Please contact us to learn more.

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