ISU Research Park Tenants and Partners,
At the Iowa State University Research Park (ISURP), we are committed to being a place where innovators flourish. We care deeply about our tenants, partners and the entire Iowa State University community and believe that by working together, we can prioritize the health and safety of everyone here at the ISURP as the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve.
How we’re responding
We have increased and enhanced our sanitization protocols throughout the common areas of our buildings. Quality One (our custodial partner) is cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, placing extra emphasis on high-touch surfaces like door handles, restrooms, kitchens, conference room tables and other high-touch areas. On top of the regular cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting of all surfaces, they have an additional layer of disinfectant to the above surfaces by either wiping everything down or spraying down these surfaces. By adding this final layer of disinfectant, those surfaces may not appear polished because they don’t want to wipe off the disinfectant but rest assured, those surfaces have been properly disinfected.
While we are currently planning to continue to keep our conference rooms and common areas available to all tenants, we are limiting use from outside groups through at least April 3. Additionally, there will be no ISURP hosted events through at least April 3, including the cancelation of Park After Dark (scheduled for March 19) and Food Truck Friday (scheduled for April 3). Finally, we are asking that EVERYONE suspend all use of conference rooms on Saturday and Sunday since we have do not have cleaners scheduled to clean/disinfect on the weekends.
Please also remember to practice good infection control strategies:
• Cover your nose and mouth with tissues when you cough or sneeze and throw the tissue in the trash after use.
• Wash hands often for 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to avoid spreading germs.
• Improve your immune system by getting enough rest (eight hours is ideal), exercising regularly, and eating healthy.
• Stay home if you are sick and avoid close contact with sick people.
• Instead of contact such as handshakes, give a wave to avoid spreading germs.
We will keep you all posted as this situation continues to evolve. If you have any questions please let me know.
Iowa State University Research Park
1805 Collaboration Place, Suite 1250
Ames, Iowa 50010