This is the latest step in an ongoing WSU effort to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors following the outbreak of COVID‑19.
WSU custodial staff will use COVID‑19 sanitation guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Washington State Department of Health for routine cleaning, including common touch surfaces.
In response to university budget cuts, WSU custodial services have been reduced for Pullman campus offices. Effective July 28, custodians will no longer empty trash cans in individual offices. They will, however, still sweep, mop or vacuum offices every two weeks. All other cleaning will be up to office occupants.
Employees received this news via little white slips of paper left by their computers earlier this week. Custodial services director, Tom Parrish, said he knows this will be inconvenient for people, but says the department “didn’t know how else to absorb that kind of … » More …