UMA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace and learning environment for all our staff and students. We have developed the following COVID 19 Pandemic Rules and Guidelines. UMA’s goal is to mitigate the potential for transmission of COVID-19 (and all illness) in our workplace and throughout our communities. Full cooperation from all UMA staff and students is critical to our collective success. All UMA instructors, administrators, and students/clients are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of this COVID 19 Pandemic Rules and Guidelines. Our COVID 19 Pandemic Rules and Guidelines follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines, and OSHA Standards related to COVID-19.
Controls for social distancing
Windows and doors will be open as much as possible to increase the flow of fresh air. Windows and doors may be closed during the afternoons and when heat and/or humidity are high so that the HVAC can be used.
Bleach solution to CDC standards: 60 seconds for nonporous items; 10 minutes for other items (CDC)
70% isopropyl and 60% ethanol alcohols may be used to disinfect in 20-30 seconds. (CDC)
3% hydrogen peroxide: 30 seconds for nonporous items; 6 minutes for other items. Hydrogen peroxide can also be diluted to 5 parts water to 1-part hydrogen peroxide without reducing efficiency. (CDC)
Additional EPA-register disinfectants can be found on the EPA website. (EPA List N Chemicals)
These protocols are based upon the following sources: