Custodial services clean restrooms and common areas, giving enhanced attention to high-touch areas such as door handles, handrails and so on. Facilities Planning and Management has disinfectant spray bottles filled with the recommended disinfectant per CDC guidelines.
All employees must disinfect their common-use work areas at the start and end of each shift as well as before the space is occupied by another user.
If you see an empty hand sanitizer station or soap dispenser, call facilities at 423-425-4521. Someone will be dispatched to refill the station as quickly as possible.
This does not apply to individual containers on desks or personal workstations.
Each unit head must determine the number of bottles of disinfectant spray needed for the department/s under his or her purview and submit this information as a work request via:
- Service desk (https://fpmis.utc.edu/) from the campus network
- Off-campus or without access to the campus network, email: email@example.com
- Or call 423-425-2254
Facilities will arrange for delivery of supplies to the requesting departments.
Disinfectant supplies are being provided by the University via departmental requests. Common spaces are to be cleaned before and after their use.
University Health Services, UTC Communications and Marketing and Emergency Services have collaborated to design and offer floor distancing stickers for each office space on campus.
Email requests for signage and stickers to Faith Garner (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Emergency Services, and she will arrange pickup times for each department or group.
Several informational posters (11″ x 17″) with content developed by the U.S. CDC also are available for pick up from Emergency Services.
Choose from the following content options:
- “10 Ways to Manage Respiratory Symptoms at Home”
- “Germs are all around you.”
- “Self-monitor and Practice Social Distancing”
- “Stop the Spread of Germs”
- “Covid-10 Fact Sheet”
Yes. Schedule an appointment with a member of Safety and Risk Management staff. Call Bob Jackson (ext. 5949), Robert Mullins (ext. 5820) or Joel Wands (ext. 5794). This group can help determine the best way to manage the needs of personnel within work space.
Classrooms, meeting rooms and work spaces are being reconfigured to comply with social distancing guidelines wherever possible.
- At least 40 square feet of workspace represents six feet in all directions for maintaining social distancing standards. Workplace redesign efforts can include repositioning office and classroom furniture to accommodate social distancing requirements.
- Use of alternating work schedules and shifts may be used to enable social distancing in the workplace.
- Interaction should be conducted by telephone or technology, such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams, whenever possible.
- In-person business meetings of more than 10 people are prohibited unless social distancing standards can be achieved.
Staff and academic departments are expected to address specific details of their office spaces and common areas. Contact Facilities Planning and Management for assistance.
Refer to the capacity sign posted at the classroom entrance.
The University will follow protocols from the CDC, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, Tennessee Department of Health and the American College Health Association.
All actions or necessary steps toward protecting the health and safety of the campus community will be communicated at the first opportunity.
University leadership will use guidance from the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, Tennessee Department of Health, the CDC and local health officials. Many variables affect decisions relating to the pandemic.
It’s impossible to predict now, but a decision will be announced at the first opportunity.