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COVID-19: Cleaning & Disinfection

What adjustments has Northwest made to restrooms to help prevent spread of COVID-19?  (updated 6/7/21)

Foot "pulls" and touchless faucets have been installed to help reduce contact with high-touch surfaces.

Are sanitizers available to students and employees?  (updated 6/7/21)

Northwest has installed additional wall-mounted hand sanitizers in building locations and portable stations for large gatherings.

How is Northwest cleaning classrooms and offices?  (updated 5/14/21)

Northwest has adopted the use of a sanitizing product, “Bearcat Thunder,” that is available to classrooms, offices and others throughout the campus. Bearcat Thunder is an alcohol-based product that is sprayed onto surfaces as a mist and allowed to air dry for about 3 minutes.

As a note to employees and students, bleach is not an approved cleaning or sanitizing chemical for use on campus due to risks of chemical reaction.

For more information about “Bearcat Thunder,” including an instructional video, visit

Has Northwest upgraded its ventilation systems to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19?  (updated 8/21/20)

With the assistance of an external team, the ventilation systems throughout campus facilities were inspected to ensure operational effectiveness. Filters have been upgraded to MERV 13, and portable air purifiers with HEPA filters and UVC lighting are being deployed in strategic locations.