Luther Seminary is monitoring the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to minimize disruptions to teaching and learning while providing a safe environment for faculty, students, and staff who study, live, and work at Luther Seminary. We give thanks for the seminary’s COVID-19 task force, the enterprise leadership team, and our entire community of students, faculty, and staff who are supporting one another during this difficult and challenging time.
If you will be coming to campus for any reason, please remember to follow our current guidelines.
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Custodial Cleaning for Fall 2020
Because a clean, sanitized campus is especially important during this pandemic, the Luther Seminary facilities staff has outlined a cleaning plan to keep the campus safe.
The facilities staff will regularly clean and sanitize public areas; however, you should assume that someone may have touched door handles, equipment, and other surfaces since the last cleaning. Per CDC guidelines, please wash or sanitize your hands frequently, particularly after touching a surface others may have touched, and avoid touching your face.
Common areas cleaning:
The Luther Seminary facilities staff will clean and sanitize common areas daily, Monday through Friday, in Bockman Hall, Olson Community Center, and Gullixson Hall, including classrooms, lounges, meeting rooms, and halls. This work includes wiping down handrails, door handles, drinking fountains, bathrooms, kitchen areas, elevators, and other common hard surface areas that are shared. Arrangements will be made for areas that might need additional attention.
Individual offices will only be cleaned upon request. If any special cleaning or other details are needed, arrangements can be made by an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave trash and recycling containers outside office doors in the hallway for removal. The CDC has stated that the coronavirus can survive up to 72 hours on most hard surfaces. If your office is unoccupied for that period of time, sanitizing isn’t as necessary. However, sanitizing is only effective on clean surfaces. With that in mind the facilities staff will schedule regular area cleaning projects throughout campus. Students and staff will be notified in advance of areas to be cleaned.
Bockman Residence 3rd Floor
The residence floor in Bockman Hall will require extra cleaning and sanitizing, which will be a joint effort between students and staff. Each resident will be responsible for their individual room. The facilities staff will clean the bathrooms and common areas on the third floor. Student employees will be assigned to clean the lounge on the third floor and basement kitchen.
Staff or students who need supplies to clean offices or other areas on campus can obtain them from the facilities office in Bockman Hall, Room 130. You may request supplies by emailing email@example.com.
Tom Mullaney, facilities manager, leads a small, dedicated team of facilities professionals: Ron Hosek, Doug Peterson, and Jake Ratkovich. This team is supplemented with a number of contractors and hard-working student employees. We want you to feel safe on campus. Please contact either Tom or Michael Morrow, vice president of finance and administration, if you have concerns or suggestions for improvement.