DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Sanitization 101
By Michelle Patrick /
July 29, 2020 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
DePaul has built more than 700 hand sanitizing stations for the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses. (DePaul University/Maria Toscano)This article is part of the university's Sanitization 101 Series, providing the DePaul community with in-depth information on the university's COVID-19 precautions, preparations and tips on how to Take Care DePaul.
Before the pandemic, it was a small bottle of liquid tossed in a backpack, or a container on the counter at the doctor's office or your pharmacy. Now, it's a hot commodity at the store and a critical tool for keeping yourself and others safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the summer, DePaul has worked hard to prepare for the university's phased return to campus. The university has built and installed more than 700 hand sanitizer stations throughout the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses in hallways, classrooms, office suites, common areas and residence halls.
About DePaul's Sanitizer
The liquid sanitizer is formulated by the World Health Organization. It has a higher concentration of disinfectant when compared to others, killing 99.9 percent of germs with an alcohol content of 80 percent.
Each station is calibrated to dispense one full pump of liquid sanitizer or approximately 3mL. This is the appropriate amount required to disinfect an adult with small to medium-sized hands. Adults with larger hands should use a second full pump.
DePaul's Sanitizer: Not Just for Hands
The WHO-formulated sanitizer is multi-purpose. Not only can it be used directly on hands, but also the university is encouraging faculty, staff and students on campus to apply it to a paper towel and wipe down high-touch areas such as computer keyboards, desks, tables and door handles.
To disinfect a high-touch area with DePaul's sanitizer:
While DePaul's sanitizer is safe under most conditions, it's important to remember these three general precautions:
Regularly visit the Return to Campus website for more information, guidance and resources on the university's COVID-19 efforts, and take a moment to review and commit to the DePaul Community's Health and Safety Pledge.
Thank you for taking care of each other. We're all in this together.