Effective Date: 
Mon, 07/24/2017
Mon, 02/05/2018
Mon, 02/05/2018

This policy provides the guideline for the cleaning and disinfecting of the patient care areas in CAPS, as per the SHC's Infection Prevention and Control Program.


The reception/waiting area and the counseling offices are subject to use by students, some of whom may be  ill or carriers of infectious/contagious conditions.  By nature of the patient traffic volume, fomite surfaces in these areas can be contaminated and become sources of infection to other patients and staff.

Basic cleaning is provided by the custodial staff from the Campus Facilities Department.  The cleaning contract specifies that the custodial staff will provide the following weekday services :

  • All restrooms are cleaned using approved cleaning agents/products
  • Floors are swept, mopped or vacuumed
  • Containers of non-hazardous trash are emptied
  • Less frequent cleaning, such as shampooing upholstery or cleaning window blinds is arranged by the SHC manager in conjunction with the Facilities staff

CAPS Reception staff are responsible for cleaning surface areas and equipment used in patient care. This cleaning is done daily, and as needed through out the day. Approved cleaning products are listed on the CAPS Cleaning Log and are in accordance with the SHC's Infection Contol Committee cleaning guidelines.

Daily cleaning includes but is not limited to: horizontal Reception surfaces (such as keyboard, mouse and desk), clipboards and pens, computer touch screens and touch pads, vital signs station equipment.

Private offices and other CAPS areas (such as kitchen, group room, scanning room, etc.) can be cleaned as needed, using the approved cleaning products listed on the log.

Key Points: 
  • In accordance with the SHC's Infection Prevention and Contol Program, daily cleaning in CAPS areas is done using approved cleaning products.
  • See Cleaning Log for details.
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