Facilities Services Limited Services During the Campus Closure 

April 14, 2020
Facilities Services
April 14, 2020

In an ongoing effort to adhere to the Riverside County request for social distancing with essential workers on-campus, Facilities Services (FS) continues to have limited staff on-campus. Below is an overview of current maintenance-focused services during the campus closure. 

Campus Custodial Services: Custodial services are limited to cleaning/sanitizing restrooms and common areas within the buildings reported to campus leadership as currently supporting essential business on campus. Services can range between 1 to 3 times per week based on the number of essential individuals identified by organizations within each building. To see the list of buildings on the Campus Custodial cleaning list, click here. Custodial Services continues to use a chemical disinfectant recommended by Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and is on the official Centers for Disease Control (CDC) approved list of products. 

Limited Campus Custodial & Refuse Services: Trash in offices and most building common areas will not be picked up. All essential workers in occupied buildings will need to dispose of all food refuse and other materials by utilizing the building dumpsters at the end of their day. We ask that all dumpster lids are closed after use. Campus landfill dumpsters are emptied every Tuesday and Thursday and recycling dumpsters are checked or emptied every Wednesday. 

Landscape Services: Services are limited to mowing on-campus grounds every other week. Housing location are mowed on alternate weeks (weather permitting). Emergency weather-related debris removal also continues to be supported. 

Minor Renovation Project Work Halted: All minor renovation projects remain on hold during the campus closure, currently through June 19, 2020. As campus prepares for reopening, previously prioritized minor renovation projects and projects currently in process will be assessed for next steps. Additional information related to minor renovation projects will be communicated by Facilities Services upon return to normal business operations. 

Contact Information for Facilities Services
•    Service requests for maintenance concerns must be submitted by visiting us at facilities.ucr.edu/requests. Please do not request service by emailing shop supervisors or FS leadership directly as this is delaying service support - this includes concerns in essential research locations. Administrative staff is working remotely to support all incoming issues via our work order and email system.
•    For general inquiries about Facilities Services or work orders, please email facilities@ucr.edu. Administrative staff continues to work remotely Monday-Friday and will respond to all inquiries. 
•    For emergency issues such as flood, major leaks, plumbing, or electrical problems, the campus may contact the Central Plant at (951) 827-4677. 

For more information
Stay up-to-date with the most recent emails and announcements regarding the campus closure through UCR's COVID-19 page. This page is the official campus webpage and provides real-time updates on statewide mandates, the status of the campus and coronavirus FAQs. You may visit the site here.