COVID-19 Building Services Department–Strategies and Service Levels

May 14, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

F&S has developed updated cleaning and disinfecting strategies and service levels in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the gradual and phased transition back to on-site work at the university, these service delivery adjustments will return Building Services staffing to typical levels, emphasize proactive and precautionary methods, and specify target areas and plans for daily custodial activities. 

These actions strive to help deter the spread of the virus in campus facilities and protect the well-being of students, faculty, staff, and guests. We remain committed to following the mitigation framework established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the guidance of local public health professionals to prepare for and address the challenges ahead.

Building Services will continue to collaborate with the entire campus community to develop innovative approaches and best practices for custodial work in research and educational spaces throughout this period. Questions and feedback regarding cleaning and disinfecting activities should be directed to Departmental supervisory staff will respond as soon as practical after reviewing each inquiry.


Dr. Mohamed Attalla, MBA, P.Eng.
Executive Director, Facilities & Services