In partnership with Chartwells, we will significantly increase the regular cleaning and disinfection of high traffic spaces across campus, such as classrooms, common rooms, washrooms, and dining areas. Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and shared resources, such as manipulatives, doorknobs, water fountains, light switches, toilet and faucet handles, electronic devices, students’ chairs, and desks/tabletops, will occur at least twice a day in accordance with public health recommendations. In addition, we will reinforce frequent hand-washing—including before and after using shared materials—as an important risk reduction strategy.
Additional mitigation measures to reduce exposure to high-touch surfaces will be implemented, including reducing the number of common surfaces that need to be touched (e.g. propping open internal doors). There will be a reduction in communal equipment and supplies to minimize sharing. A full list will be forthcoming.
Ridley has also invested in electrostatic disinfection sprayers, which dispense positively charged particles and cleaning solution that more readily stick to surfaces and provide antimicrobial protection.