Coronavirus Resources

Campus Facilities FAQs

Can my department request hand sanitizers for inside our office or within the department?

Hand sanitizing stations will not be placed within office spaces or office suites. Hand sanitizing stations are placed strategically throughout buildings in common areas.

Can employees request disinfectant wipes for their departments?  

At this time, due to the high demand, disinfectant wipes will only be utilized in classroom settings. Employees can request disinfectant spray and paper towel supplies for their department by submitting an online request form  or call 817-272-2000.

Why are the water fountains shut down?

Shutting down water fountains is a recommendation of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Protocols for Institutions of Higher Education to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Will the custodial staff clean my department and office suites? 

Custodial staff will clean all common areas frequently and throughout the day with a disinfecting team member assigned throughout each building on campus. The Office of Facilities Management is asking each department to assist with cleaning individual offices, conference rooms, kitchens/breakrooms, copy rooms, etc. (Custodial staff will not clean individual desks.)

Can I request supplies for my department?

Yes. Employees can request supplies for their department by submitting an online request form or call 817-272-2000. Upon approval, you will be contacted to schedule a pick-up time at the Facilities Management, Central Supply Store located at 445 Spaniolo Dr.  

Can I get a desk shield?

On campus, the use of plexiglass screens will be reserved for transactional locations, where the potential of having visitors from outside the department exists, only. If your work area falls under the transactional location description, you may request a desk shield by submitting an online request form or call 817-272-2000. Upon approval, you will be contacted to schedule a pick-up time at the Facilities Management, Central Supply Store located at 445 Spaniolo Dr. Larger desk shields or multiple requests per department will be scheduled for delivery. Review the varieties of desk shields and sizes.

For general workplace environments, where staff and faculty work adjacent to each other, the Office of Facilities Management encourages employees to follow CDC recommended social distancing, face coverings and hand washing. In some cases, social distancing will require each department to implement its own operational solutions including staggering office hours, working from home or re-assigning work locations. 

Will classrooms be sanitized between classes?

Classrooms will be equipped with disinfectant wipes for students and instructors to wipe down their seating areas prior to each class.  Classrooms will be sterilized during the night-time cleaning.

Will the Office of Facilities Management install directional signage for my department?  If not, how can I get signage for my department?

The Office of Facilities Management has COVID-19 signage approved by the University. You may request specific signage for your department by submitting an online request form or call 817-272-2000 or access approved signage to print on your own.

How will the Office of Facilities Management address concerns of airborne germs within the HVAC system?

UTA is following guidelines recommended by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers to help address concerns related to COVID-19. Those include:

  • Increasing the use of outdoor air in ventilation systems wherever possible. This proportionally reduces the amount of recirculated air.
  • Ensuring that ventilation systems in labs use 100% outside air and do not recirculate air to other spaces.
  • Using the highest compatible Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value filters in existing ventilation units.
  • Keeping ventilation systems running longer to remove contaminants in the air.

Learn more about the building ventilation.

Is the Office of Facilities Management supplying facial coverings/masks?

No. However, the Office of Environmental Health & Safety will be supplying facial coverings/masks for individuals on campus. These can be picked up at the Central Library and University Center Information Booth.  You can also order face coverings for your department or research lab.