Pratt will continue to implement the best practices for cleaning and disinfecting as recommended by New York State (NYS) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). These practices will be consistent for both campuses and will be implemented in all administrative, academic, and common areas.

Cleaning:

Daily cleaning of classrooms, offices, and shared studios, to include trash removal (morning or evenings).

Daily cleaning of common areas, restrooms, lounges, stairwells, and elevators.

Policing of restrooms will occur throughout the day, and signage will be posted.

Daily cleaning of whiteboards and blackboards.  

Facilities will continue to clean and disinfect shared spaces. However, departments will be responsible for maintaining personal office spaces as well as personal high-touch items, printers, desktops, and appliances, to include microwaves and refrigerators. Please see below on how to use and purchase your own products.

Floor maintenance will occur weekly.

Disinfecting:

Daily disinfecting of all high-touch points in classrooms, studios, and offices will occur once a day.

Daily disinfecting in common areas will occur twice daily.

Examples of common areas include lounges, stairwells, restrooms, elevators, and corridors (door handles and light switches).

Deep cleaning and disinfecting of all areas will occur monthly (frequency subject to change based on need). Please allow up to 4–6 hours monthly to thoroughly disinfect these areas. Schedules will be posted with this information.

ARC:

Daily cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch points, and trash removal and floor maintenance will occur once a day. Please contact the department for disinfecting procedure and policy for related equipment.

Film/Video Building:

Daily cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch points, and trash removal and floor maintenance will occur. Policing and disinfecting of restrooms will occur throughout the day; schedules will be posted. Deep cleaning and disinfecting will be coordinated upon request.

Mail Center:

Routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch points and restrooms will occur twice daily. Please contact the department for their policies on disinfecting and sanitizing personal and shared equipment.

The following areas are included in the routine cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch points, floor maintenance, and trash removal. Deep cleaning and disinfecting of these spaces will be coordinated upon request.

Exhibition Spaces (PMC and Brooklyn)

Daily cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch points, and trash removal and floor maintenance will occur once a day. 

Libraries:

Daily cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch points, and trash removal and floor maintenance will occur once a day. Please contact the Library for their daily disinfecting procedure and policy for related equipment.

Shops/Labs:

Daily cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch points, and trash removal and floor maintenance will occur once a day. Please contact the shop/lab manager for daily disinfecting procedures and policy for related equipment and/or hand soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizing wipes. 

Tech Labs/Classrooms:

Daily cleaning and disinfecting will occur in these spaces for high-touch points (light switches, door handles/knobs, and countertops). Please contact the IT/AV department for their daily disinfecting procedure and policy for related equipment and/or hand sanitizing wipes.  

Trash removal will occur daily (beginning or end of day).  

Pratt House:

Cleaning and disinfecting will occur upon request.

Outdoor Tents:

Four (4) tents will be assemble on the grounds of the Brooklyn campus as follows:

Three (3) – Rose Garden

One (1) – North campus (between Willoughby and Myrtle buildings)

Daily cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch points will occur once a day.

Residential Life:

View our practices on cleaning and disinfecting these areas, schedules, testing site location and schedule, nursing, and residential and RA areas, here.

Water Fountains:

These units will be accessible throughout the campuses.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE:

In the event of a positive case, the Office of Facilities Management and/or the approved vendor, Vue Services, will be responsible for cleaning and disinfecting all infected areas including high-touch points by using electrostatic spraying. UV light disinfection and general disinfecting will be performed in specialty spaces as needed, except computer labs and spaces with sensitive equipment. 

All space will be available for re-entry within one (1) hour after disinfecting is performed.  

If a positive case is reported in a space more than twenty-four (24) hours prior, disinfecting will not be required. Facilities will perform disinfecting of all high-touch points and induce fresh air into the space as much as possible.

Additional Info/Services:

For additional services, trash removal, room setups, or any other facilities-related requests, please notify the Office of Facilities Management as follows:

Brooklyn – 718.636.3579 or facility@pratt.edu

Manhattan – 212.647.7422 or cjackson@pratt.edu

Using and Purchasing Your Own Sanitizing and Disinfecting Products:

Disinfectant wipes will be available in spaces for use. 

1. If purchasing on your own, use EPA-approved disinfectants that are certified by the EPA to be effective against COVID-19. There are two easy ways to determine this: 

  • Verify the disinfectant is on the EPA’s List N registry of disinfectants. Disinfectants are listed by both name and by EPA ID number. If the product name is not on the list, check the EPA number. 

  • The fine print of the label will list coronavirus among the organisms approved.

Note: Clorox and Lysol products are effective against the novel coronavirus, but please check EPA list as not all are included. Do not mix cleaning chemicals together, especially with bleach.

2. Read the directions: 

  • Follow the product’s directions. 

  • Check use sites and surface types to see where you can use the product. 

  • Read the precautionary statements.

3. Follow the contact time: 

  • Contact time is indicated in the product’s directions (ex: ethyl alcohol contact time is 5 minutes. 

  • The surface should remain wet the whole time to ensure the product is effective, and the disinfectant should be left to evaporate from the surface for the appropriate contact time. 

  • If using a disinfectant that does not evaporate, wipe after the appropriate contact time.

  • Be sure to have adequate ventilation when using any disinfectant.

Individuals and departments should refer to Purchasing for recommendations and placing orders as follows: 

https://www.pratt.edu/uploads/Disinfectant_Supplies_Order_Form.pdf.