Covid-19 Facilities Operational Procedures

Covid Recovery Building Operational Procedures

(Effective as of Monday, August 30, 2021)

Disinfection Procedures 

Georgia Tech Facilities Management is following cleaning practices supported by the CDC to help prevent the spread of illness.

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The following public areas are to be cleaned and disinfected daily:

  • Restrooms and Elevators (once a day) and in 24 hour heavy-use buildings (up to 4 times a day)
  • Classrooms (daily dependent upon classroom usage and time available to effectively disinfect)
  • Meeting Rooms and Conference rooms (once a day)
  • Lobbies/Common Space/Stairs (once a day)

Disinfectant is sprayed and left for a dwell time of 2 minutes. The EPA-registered disinfectant being used is: ·A non-toxic, hypochlorous solution using Annihilare technology that is on the Environmental Protection Agency list. See the link to the safety data sheet under "Operational Changes" on this page. For all other areas, Gen-Eon solutions will be used as usual.


What are current cleaning and disinfecting protocols?

How often are high traffic areas and frequently touched surfaces cleaned?

What Covid-19 safety measures are in place in classrooms?

Hand Sanitizer Dispensers 

Hand sanitizer dispensers are refilled by Building Services. These are located at building entrances, restrooms and other common areas. 
Building managers can request refill bottles through the EHS order form. Extra bottles are also available to order if needed for reception desks, etc.

  • While Vendors and Contractors are on Georgia Institute of Technology campus working within our facilities, current Georgia State Issued guidance should be followed.  Please refer to this link for more detailed information.

AWARE (Actively Working to Achieve Resource Efficiency) Program Requires Occupants to Empty Their Own Trash

The AWARE program requires each faculty or staff member to:

  • Empty their waste containers into the larger bins located within the building.
  • Place all office paper in larger recycling bins.
  • Empty any food waste into the solid waste/landfill containers DAILY.

Moving forward Custodians will no longer be servicing desk-side or office waste containers. 

This transition will save the Institute resources and support advancement of Georgia Tech’s sustainability goals related to waste diversion. It will also allow our custodial teams to spend more time disinfecting buildings to protect our campus community.  

An program overview is provided here. If you have questions, please reach out to Emma Brodzik, Campus Recycling Coordinator, at