WHILE YOU WERE AWAY...

WE'VE BEEN SUPPORTING STATE EMPLOYEES BY:

CFM

GROUNDS & SECURITY
Capital Facilities Management is ensuring that the Capitol complex is safe, clean, and maintained while you are away.

CFM

PROPERTY
Real Property & Leasing is tracking office closures and assisting in relocation efforts as needed.

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ESSENTIAL ITEMS
Surplus Property & Recycling is moving essential office equipment to help keep you working as situations change.

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CRITICAL MAILINGS
Along with regular mail delivery and pick-up, Print & Mail is distributing mission critical warrants and notices for Montanans in need statewide.

 

WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

General Services Division has been hard at work to ensure that your work surfaces are clean and ready for business when you return. Every day our staff goes above and beyond to ensure the security of your work environment so you can better serve the citizens of Montana.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Find the latest COVID-19 updates at covid19.mt.gov and https://gsd.mt.gov/GSD/Article-List/category/gsd. For questions on buildings that have a confirmed positive COVID-19 case, GSD has put together guidelines based on CDC and GSA recommendations here (pdf).

The CDC has released re-opening guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools and homes. Read the information here

SIGNAGE FOR WORK AREAS REQUIRING MASKS 
Read the Governor's Directive on mandatory use of face coverings here.
Masks Required Sign, 8.5"x11", State Seal (pdf)
Masks Required Sign, 8.5"x11", Department of Administratrion Logo (pdf)

GUIDELINES FOR CLEANING YOUR PERSONAL WORKSPACE:
Once you’re working back in your office, here are some guidelines from SITSD and the CDC on keeping your personal workspace clean and safe.

Read more about cleaning and disinfecting recommendations at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/cleaning-disinfection.html.

 

CLEANING TIPS:

Cleaning Supplies

WHAT WE’RE DOING DAILY: 
  • Clean, dust, and disinfect all high touch surfaces like counter-tops, cabinets, partitions, and door handles.
  • All refuse removal.
  • Breakroom and bathroom areas within an office space.
  • Floors mopped, vacuumed, and shampooed.
DETAILED WORK: 
  • While people have been away, we have been shampooing all of the carpeted areas throughout the State Capitol building.
Please feel free to reach out to us with any concerns you may have @ 406-444-3060.
  1. Disconnect the power source.
    • For computers, you should power down and then unplug the device. Additionally, unplug the keyboard and mouse from the computer. Remove the batteries first if you use a wireless keyboard or mouse. Laptops should be unplugged. Remove the laptop batteries if possible.
  2. Clean the keyboard.
    • Spray the keyboard with canned air to remove any leftover crumbs or dust.
    • Lightly dab a cotton swab in your disinfecting solution. Don’t oversaturate the swab, as you want to prevent moisture from falling in between the keys.
    • Swab each of the keys using a light circular motion. You’ll want to do a spot test first to be sure the disinfectant solution doesn’t remove any lettering.
  3. Clean the mouse.
    • Dampen a microfiber cloth with the disinfectant solution. Do not to oversaturate the cloth.
    • Gently wipe down the mouse. Do not drip solution in the cracks of the mouse.
  4. Dry the keys and mouse.
    • Use a microfiber cloth. Do not replace any batteries or plug in your machine until the keys and mouse are completely dry.
  1. Power down and unplug your device.
  2. Dampen a microfiber cloth with the disinfectant solution. Do not oversaturate the cloth.
  3. Wipe down the screen, avoiding all openings.
  4. Let sit per the recommended contact time per the Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims website.
  5. Wipe your screens dry with a fresh microfiber cloth.
  1. Remove your cell phone/tablet from the cover.
  2. Mix your disinfectant solution in a bowl.
  3. Dip your cloth into the solution so that it’s damp, not saturated.
  4. Wipe down the cover.
  5. Rinse the cloth until it runs clean and then wring it out so that it’s damp.
  6. Wipe the cover again to remove residue.
  7. Leave the cover to air dry overnight or wipe it down with a dry cloth or paper towel.
  8. Make certain the cover is dry before re-inserting your tablet / cell phone.
  • Clean the area or item with soap and water or another detergent if it is dirty. Then, use disinfectant.
  • Recommend use of EPA-registered household disinfectant.
  • Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product.

Many products recommend:

  • Keeping surface wet for a period of time (see product label).
  • Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.
For soft surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes
  • Clean the surface using soap and water or with cleaners appropriate for use on these surfaces.
  • Launder items (if possible) according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water setting and dry items completely.
OR
  1. Turn off power to your machine to prevent damage or a nasty shock. For computers, you should power down and then unplug the device. You’ll also want to unplug the individual monitors. Unplug laptops and remove their batteries if your model allows for this to be done.
  2. Gently wipe the monitor free of smears or dust using a microfiber cloth.
  3. If this doesn’t work, use a solution of diluted dish soap. According to experts, you’ll only need a single drop of soap and the water should be warm.
  4. Dip a clean microfiber cloth into the disinfectant solution and thoroughly wring it out. This is especially important when you’re cleaning laptops, as you don’t want liquid to drip down through the keys.
  5. Gently wipe your display with the dampened cloth.
  6. Let sit per the recommended contact time per the Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims.
  7. Rinse all the disinfectant solution out of this cloth and wring it out again. Go back over your display to remove any residue.
  8. Once more, gently wipe your screen, this time using a dry microfiber cloth.