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UMW Healthy Plan / Maintain Buildings and Facilities

Maintain Buildings and Facilities


Montana Western’s cleaning plan includes the use of a disinfectant that is a hospital-grade disinfectant/detergent, cleaner, sanitizer, fungicide, mildewstat, virucide, and deodorizer that cleans and controls the hazard of cross-contamination from environmental surfaces.


Cleaning and Sanitization

  • The cleaning crew will ensure that classrooms will be fully sanitized between morning and afternoon block, and again in the evening once faculty and students are gone at the end of the day before they leave at 7:30 p.m.
  • Other public spaces and restrooms will continue to be sanitized at least once per day. High traffic areas will be addressed throughout the day.
  • UMW staff are supplied with a bottle of QT-Plus and paper towels to sanitize their work areas.
  • Computer labs and classrooms will be supplied with sanitizing wipes so faculty and students can wipe down work stations they will be using.
  • Facilities Services will install over 150 wall-mounted hand sanitizer dispensers and a wall-mounted disinfectant wipe dispensers in the computer labs. Students, faculty, and staff are expected to disinfect computer stations after each use.
  • There are currently no plans to change building hours of operation of general accessibility.
  • The University will identify suitable building access points. Swipe card access will continue to be installed on campus buildings.
  • Buildings will be analyzed and the most efficient traffic patterns will be identified. Signage will be clearly posted identifying the new traffic patterns.


The Facilities Services Office is available by calling 406-683-7142 to address daytime service calls. The Custodial Crew will respond to any requests for restocking or special disinfecting needs.


Social Distancing

Maintaining space between you and others is a best practice, according to the CDC, and required on the UMW campus to avoid exposure to the COVID-19 virus and slow its spread. Because people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others whenever possible, even if you have no symptoms. Physical distancing is especially important for people who are at higher risk. Individuals on campus should stay at least six feet (about two arms’ length) from other people, avoid gathering in groups, stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings. All campus buildings and exterior spaces will include signage that should be followed by community members at all times. This includes directional and physical distancing signage signifying flow and where people should stand.