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Distinguished Team Award Winners

2021 Distinguished Team Award Winners

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Ferris State University Custodial Department

Ferris State University’s Custodial Department has shown tremendous flexibility and teamwork, adjusting its approach to campus custodial services to best meets its goals of providing a clean, healthy and safe environment for all members of the university community. In response to staff reductions and increased demand for disinfection services following the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Custodial Department modified its approach and working schedules to implement an “Efficiency Cleaning” model in which multiple staff are assigned to a group of buildings. Working collaboratively, staff were able to complete increased cleaning activities to support a safe environment for campus reentry per new daily disinfection protocols. Throughout initial reentry, custodial staff also took on a number of high-risk responsibilities, including sanitization of spaces known to have been occupied by COVID-positive students. The quick work of the Custodial Department to modify its operations to support campus reentry and the dedication of custodial staff to providing a safe environment for the campus community was very important to resumption of fully in-person learning.

In recognition of their outstanding service as valued members of Ferris staff, the Custodial Department Team has been selected to receive the 2022 Ferris State University Distinguished Team Award.

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