Parking and Transportation Services is providing bus drivers with disinfectant to wipe down buses daily and supplies for spot cleaning.
During the campus closure period, Fitness + Recreation facilities like Sarkeys Fitness Center and the Murray Case Sells Swim Complex will undergo a comprehensive cleaning and sanitizing before reopening. Once the facilities reopen for visitors, Fitness + Recreation will resume its previously established cleaning measures and guidelines. These protocols include cleaning the cardio room, bridge, free weight/select area and bathrooms up to six times a day. Visitors must use the provided sanitary wipes or spray stations to wipe down equipment after usage.
Good hygiene practices are being promoted to minimize the spread of the virus. University Operations, in partnership with OU Health Services, has ordered 4,000 mirror decals with tips on staying healthy, which will be found in bathrooms on all campuses. These health safety tips have also been printed on fliers and posted on digital signage across the university system.
At the administrative level, Eric Conrad, vice president for operations and COO, explained that OU understands the importance of being prepared.
“Last fall, the university began preparations to conduct a pandemic tabletop exercise, which we held in early February, with over 50 senior managers from across the OU system and representatives from several Oklahoma state agencies participating,” Conrad said. “Little did we know when we started planning this exercise that this preparation would provide useful insight to help us respond quickly to COVID-19.”