Building classifications can be found on the RI vs Non-RI Buildings page.
The Facilities Management Division has already installed locks on individual-use restrooms throughout campus. Requests for locks on multi-use restrooms in response to COVID-19 planning will generally not be implemented for the following reasons:
- Restricting multiple fixture restrooms to single use reduces the fixture availability in the building which could be a violation of plumbing code requirements.
- Limiting use to single user restricts the availability of hand washing facilities which are important to maintaining sanitation recommendations.
- Locking restroom doors at multi-user sites will cause queueing in hallways.
- Locking devices for restrooms that include ADA capable facilities cannot use slide-latch or thumb type occupancy sign mechanisms – they must meet ADA legal requirements.
Rather than modifying doors to limit restroom access, it is recommended that appropriate signage be posted to remind users to respect others and utilize physical distancing measures in these areas.
Requests for COVID-19 exceptions to this process can be referred to the Preventative Measures Advisory Board (PMAB@uga.edu).
Other exceptions can be referred to Ralph Johnson, Assoc. VP for Facilities Management, (email@example.com)
FMD staff who remained on campus during the time of reduced operation periodically flushed water through the fixtures of public restrooms, drinking fountains, and community areas. The FMD team will continue to do so as part of our routine cleaning and maintenance processes for public spaces. Please remember that departmental breakroom appliance cleaning/maintenance does not fall under the routine cleaning for Building Services staff members.
Examples of appliances that departmental staff need to flush include:
- Coffee makers with supplied water- clean and sanitize the coffee maker in accordance with the manufacturer's directions and run it for at least three cycles
- Ice makers- empty and dispose of the existing ice, clean and sanitize the ice bin in accordance with the manufacturer's directions, and then dispose of the ice produced for two additional cycles
- Water dispensers built into refrigerators- flush at least 3 gallons of water through the device and change the filter, if indicated
- Freestanding, bottle supplied, water dispensers- follow the water delivery supplier's directions
For more information please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/buildingwater-system.html .