Clean & Safety Measures

Cleaning and Safety Measures to Minimize Risk

WITC is committed to minimizing the risk to students and staff on campus. Below are some of the safety measures and cleaning protocols you can expect. 

  • Building Entrances

    • See the building and facility access plan for the latest information on access points for visitors, staff and students. Door handles at entrance points are a priority to wipe down with disinfectant and hand sanitizer will be available inside the doors. 

  • Masks and Social Distancing

    • WITC is currently following the WI state mask mandate in which everyone, 5 and older, must wear a mask when in an enclosed public space where others are present. There are limited exceptions to this. Find the policy here.

    • Students and staff scheduled to be on campus will each receive three CDC-compliant, branded cloth masks. It is strongly suggested to use these while on campus. However, you may also provide your own face covering. Cloth masks should be washed daily after use. 

    • Social distancing will also be expected of students, staff and visitors while on campus. Social distancing is defined as staying at least six feet apart from others.

  • Dining

    • Limited "grab-and-go" and pre-order food options will be available every day of the week. Watch for more information on how this will work and designated hours for food service.

    • Break spaces will be set up for social distancing and disinfectant will be available to wipe down tables, chairs and other high-touch surfaces. 

    • Learn more about campus dining on your specific campus  (Go to the link and click on the campus you plan to attend.)

  • Facility Cleaning Plan for Disinfecting

    • Each campus has will have a cleaning plan in place. Disinfecting high-touch areas like door handles, desks, bathrooms and railings will be priority. 

  • Thermometers and Symptom Tracking App

    • Thermometers will be given to each student and a symptom tracking app will be available. These are useful tools for monitoring symptoms, but not required. Watch for more information on these.


 

Washing a table with disinfectant

Disinfectants

WITC uses disinfectants as recommended by the CDC. These disinfectants are used throughout campus, with a greater focus on high-touch areas like railings, door handles and common space furniture.

Hand sanitizer will be available at key areas throughout the building, especially entrances and other common student spaces like shared computer spaces. If you identify a hand sanitizer station that is inoperable, please contact facilities.

Hand sanitizer can help prevent the spread of the virus, though proper hand-washing technique is deemed to be more effective by the CDC. Additionally, WITC will be providing sanitizing wipes in computer labs and common areas. 


 

Classrooms & Labs

  • Each classroom and lab will be outfitted with disinfecting wipes or a spray bottle of sanitizer and paper towels that can be utilized for cleaning surfaces and as a hand sanitizer.
  • Before the start of each class, every student and faculty member should take a wipe or paper towel (sprayed with enough sanitizer to make the paper towel wet, 2-3 sprays) and proceed to their seating/work area in the classroom/lab and wipe down the hard surfaces in their area (desk/table tops, chair arms, keyboard, mouse, etc.). Used wipes/paper towels should be disposed of in the trash can in each room. This also applies to any shared-space location or equipment (e.g. copiers, printers, computers, A/V and other electrical equipment, desks and tables, light switches, door knobs, etc.).
  • Classroom and labs will be sanitized every evening throughout the work week.
  • Each classroom will have a designated "COVID-19 Binder" listing policies and procedures related scenarios that could arise in the classroom. 
A WITC classroom with students spread 6 feet apart

 

Good Hygiene Practices:  What You Can Do

Social Distancing

Keeping space between you and others is one of the best way to avoid COVID-19 and slowing its spread. The campus community should follow these social distancing practices:

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people at all times
  • Do not gather in groups of 10 or more
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings

Handwashing

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. 

Coughing/Sneezing Hygiene

If you are in a private setting and do not have on your cloth face covering, remember to always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash, then immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

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