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Fall 2020

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Campus Health & Safety

Your safety is our priority. Since March, the College has employed new and rigorous cleaning measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. MassArt has also a hired a COVID-19 Director to coordinate our internal COVID-19 response. 

Cleaning Measures & Frequency
  • Cleaning and sanitizing common and high touch areas will be done continually from 7:00am - 11:00pm daily
  • Sanitization of occupied areas will be completed daily between 11:00pm - 7:00am  
  • Hand sanitization stations have been installed all throughout campus
  • Paper towels are in every bathroom and hand dryers have been disabled 
New Equipment
  • Ultraviolet (UV) disinfecting wands, which kill 99.9% of bacterial will be used in areas where foggers and disinfectants are impractical 
  • Disinfectant handheld fogger machines will be used in office areas 
  • Backpack disinfection machines will be used in larger rooms, the Design and Media Center atrium, and the auditorium
  • Wheeled disinfectant foggers will be used in hallways
  • Air flow meters will be used to test air flow from all unit ventilators and air handlers
  • Water testing equipment is being used in all buildings to test potable water
  • Kaivac machines will be used to sanitize restrooms 
  • Sneeze guards are installed in reception, security, cash register, and food service areas
  • All toilets are now self-flushing and all sinks are hands-free
  • Hands free openers installed on many restroom doors 
  • UV lamps will be installed in the phone charging kiosks 
VENTILATION
  • Air flow meters will be used to test air flow from all unit ventilators and air handlers
  • Outside air dampers will allow larger volumes of fresh air to enter our spaces 
  • HVAC systems will operate 24/7 for continuous air circulation 
  • New ventilation equipment installed in Collins building and Kennedy building allow digital control of temperature as well as outside air coming into the building (over 70 new units have been installed) 
  • High efficiency air filters have been installed in all air handling equipment 
  • Portable air filter units that have high efficiency filters in them to use in spaces that require additional filtered air flow

Testing & Tracing

MassArt is partnering with Co-Verified and The Broad Institute to test and track the health and wellbeing of community members. 
 



 


Contact

Maureen Keefe
Vice President of Student Development
mkeefe@massart.edu • 617.879.7705