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Sunday January 17th

Chiara Evans


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Campus workers delivered demands to University officials. Their deadline just passed.

Director of Housekeeping Services Herb Richmond received a petition from UNC housekeepers on July 22, which demanded a response within the next five business days. To date, campus workers have heard no response, said Penny Elliott, crew leader for UNC Housekeeping.  The petition addresses concerns such as providing proper personal protective equipment, requiring health checks at work, extending administrative leave and requiring the University to be transparent about the private contractors hired to clean. 

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'On the front lines': UNC facilities workers consider costs of fall return to campus

As the start of the fall semester approaches, questions from housekeeping and facilities workers about the practicality and implementation of safety guidelines for on-campus operations remain.  Part of the community standards for sanitizing these public spaces involve housekeeping staff disinfecting “high-touch surfaces,” like restrooms and elevator buttons, four times every day, and cleaning all classroom surfaces nightly.   "For them to do the cleaning the way they want it done in every building, it’s not possible,” said one housekeeping crew leader.

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