Pratt has engaged the services of Geosyntec to assist in our efforts in developing and implementing the best practices for cleaning and disinfecting protocols. As the Institute welcomes the return of faculty, students and staff, this section amplifies the recommendations for Phase I and further outlines the protocols that should be implemented Institute-wide (academic spaces, labs, shops, studios, recreational and dorms).

Building Care

Routine cleaning practices will occur in common areas. Pratt will clean during the day and/or evening schedules Daily routine to include; cleaning of all bathrooms and common spaces such as lobby, stairwell, elevators, garbage removal from all spaces, spot vacuuming and floor care as needed, cleaning and vacuuming the building entrances flooring. 

  • In the event that spaces will be used beyond the normal schedules, you must email the Office of Facilities Management facility@pratt.edu to ensure your area is cleaned and disinfected each day.

  • For additional cleaning and disinfecting, you can submit a work order request via phone (ext. 3579) or online work order 

  • New hours of operation can be found on Back To Pratt

Campus Disinfecting

Pratt will perform electrostatic and fogging methods for disinfecting restrooms, common areas, offices (shared) stairs, corridors, entrances and elevators and “high touched points.” All products used will meet CDC, EPA, OSHA standards. Disinfecting schedules may vary and are contingent upon specific operational hours.

Institute-wide disinfecting of all buildings will occur monthly to be outsourced.

Hygiene & Cleaning

Pratt is constantly monitoring the situation and implementing the best practices for cleaning and disinfecting protocols pursuant to CDC and NYHD guidelines and recommendations for COVID-19. This will include procedures and frequency for all areas, including academic, administrative, dorms, studios, labs and computer rooms. 

These recommendations include the responsibility of area managers and students to disinfect personal and shared equipment and tools daily; before and after every use. In addition, Pratt is recommending that the occupants of single-use offices and workstations are responsible for daily routine cleaning of all desk surfaces, keyboards, mouse, phone etc. in administrative and academic offices.