Facility Maintenance

As communities consider how to safely re-open K-12 school buildings and in-person services, these guidance strategies can used by school administrators to help protect the health, safety, and well-being of students, teachers, and staff, their families, and communities, including promoting behaviors that reduce the spread of COVID-19, maintaining healthy environments and operations, and preparing for when someone gets sick.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides excellent guidance resources for cleaning and maintaining school facilities. Please see the Health and Safety Operations page for additional guidance and considerations for Staff and Student Wellness, and Health and Safety Protocols. The following guidance documents apply to all areas of a school facility.

CDC Considerations for K-12 Schools guidance document

Considerations for Schools and other guidance documents, provide support with infection control and cleaning of specific areas including, Administrative Offices, Staff Workspace and Lounges, Classrooms, Restrooms, Hallways, Lockers, Cafeterias, Gymnasiums/Locker Rooms, Music Rooms and Libraries, School Health Offices and Clinics, Student Transportation, and assist in managing Traffic Flow and Shared Objects.

Hand Washing Videos from CDC

Public health and school professionals can use these videos to raise awareness and educate their community on healthy hygiene behaviors. Watch these videos to learn how to wash hands the right way.

Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

A cloth face covering may or may not protect the wearer, but it may keep the wearer from spreading the virus to others. The CDC has provided information on how to wear a mask, remove a mask, clean a cloth mask and why we should wear one.


School-wide Cleaning and Disinfecting to Prevent the Spread of Infection

Center for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC

Environmental Protection Agency 

List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) | US EPA

OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration

COVID-19 Control and Prevention Measures

What School Meals Volunteers Need to Know about COVID-19
Row of parked school buses

Music Related Courses
CDC - High SARS-CoV-2 Attack Rate Following Exposure at a Choir Practice

National Association for Music Education 

COVID-19 Instrument Cleaning Guidelines

Auditoriums and Multipurpose Rooms

CDC - Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation

Physical Education/ Gymnasiums/ Pools/and Locker Rooms
Center for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC

Society of Health and Physical Educators K-12 School Re-entry Considerations

Youth Sports and Athletics
Center for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC

Michigan High School Athletic Association(MHSAA)

National Federation of State High School Associations

Center for Disease Control and Prevention/CDC

Extra-Curricular Activities, Field Trips, and Camps
CDC - Suggestions for Youth Summer Camps

CDC- Summer Camp Toolkit