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COVID-19 – Resources and Guidelines


Share Your Emerging Practices

If your facilities organization has a procedure, guideline, case study, or emerging practice related to fighting or minimizing the spread of COVID-19, please send your document or web link and a short description to communications@appa.org. We will share your work with fellow educational facilities professionals.






Join your facilities colleagues for a moderated panel discussion and Q&A on the shared campus responses and guidance on COVID-19. Held every other Friday 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern.




APPA Town Hall Archives 

  • November 6 APPA Town Hall RecordingPlanning for New Realities: Shifting Your Mindset (Campus Strategies; Duane Hickling & Associates; Teibel Education Consulting)
  • October 23 APPA Town Hall RecordingLooking Forward: Financial Ramifications & Impacts of COVID-19 (Loyola University Maryland; NASPA; SUNY System; University of Regina)
  • October 9 APPA Town Hall RecordingLessons Learning for Spring Semester: Pre-Planning, Plan Delivery & Post Assessment (Middle Tennessee State University; Miss Hall’s School; Quinnipiac University; University of Colorado Boulder)
  • September 25 APPA Town Hall Recording COVID Communications with Diverse Stakeholder Interest Groups (College of Charleston; Michigan State University; Thomas Jefferson University; Whitman College)
  • September 11 APPA Town Hall Recording How Goes Your Fall Reopening? An Experience Exchange on Lessons Learning (Clarkson University; College of Charleston; Michigan State University; SUNY System; University of Arizona; University of Regina; Whitman College)
  • August 28 APPA Town Hall RecordingCaring for the Caregivers: Mental Health Resources for Front-Line Teams & Students (Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Rochester Institute of Technology; University of Arizona)
  • August 21 APPA Town Hall RecordingHVAC & Other Facility Considerations (ASHRAE; Resource Consulting Engineers; Taylor Engineering; Arkansas State University)
  • July 24 APPA Town Hall RecordingTesting & Tracing, Aerosolized Particles & Serology of the Virus (Emory University School of Medicine/American College Health Association)
  • July 17 APPA Town Hall RecordingSpecial Communities: Challenges & Strategies for Districts, Community Colleges & Preparatory Schools (Chicago Public Schools; New York City Department of Education; University of Washington Bothell; Community College of Allegheny County; Phillips Exeter Academy; Brentwood School)
  • July 10 APPA Town Hall RecordingChallenge for Auxiliary Services: Dorms, Dining & Unions (University of Houston; Thomas Jefferson University; University of South Alabama)
  • June 26 APPA Town Hall RecordingTransportation: Traversing To, From & Within the Campus (University of Iowa; Michigan State University)
  • June 19 APPA Town Hall RecordingRoad to Reopening with Your Senior Leadership (Johnson County Community College; University of Arizona; Spelman College)
  • June 12 APPA Town Hall Recording Impact of COVID-19: Dedensifying Your Space (University of Nebraska Lincoln; Duke University)
  • June 5 APPA Town Hall Recording Impact of COVID-19: Got Questions? Ask the Community! (Williams College; Arizona State University; University of Nebraska Lincoln; Penn State University)
  • May 29 APPA Town Hall RecordingIn the Trenches: Cleaning Protocols & HVAC/MEP Systems Requirements (North Carolina State University; J.L. Richards)
  • May 15 APPA Town Hall RecordingImpact of COVID-19: Preparing NOW for the Student of 2024 (Oregon State University; Georgia Tech; Quinnipiac University)
  • May 8 APPA Town Hall RecordingIf/Then…What Scenarios: Preparing for COVID-19’s New Reality (University of Iowa; Hickling & Associates; University of Arkansas Fayetteville)
  • May 1 APPA Town Hall RecordingImpact of COVID-19 on Space: A Very New Frontier (Gordian; Penn State University; Occidental College; University of Maine System)
  • April 24 APPA Town Hall RecordingImpact of COVID-19: The Higher Education Financial Situation & Futures (NACUBO; University of Minnesota; University of Alberta)
  • April 17 APPA Town Hall Recording Impact of COVID-19 on O&M Requirements, Residential Facilities, and Beyond (ACUHO-I; Swarthmore College; University of Florida; Kansas State University; University of Virginia)
  • April 10 APPA Town Hall RecordingImpact of COVID-19 on Human Resources in Educational Facilities (CUPA-HR; University of Arizona; Indiana University)
  • April 3 APPA Town Hall RecordingInterpreting “Essential” Construction Services (Swinerton Management & Consulting; University of Iowa; University of North Texas System)
  • March 27 APPA Town Hall RecordingIncreasing our Understanding of COVID-19 (Emory University School of Medicine/American College Health Association; University of Regina; Trinity Christian Academy; University of Tennessee Knoxville)
  • March 20 APPA Town Hall RecordingFacilities Response by Sharing Emerging Practices (University of Iowa; University of Kentucky; University of Hartford)

Campus Emerging Practices 

Institutional Resources

Cleaning/Custodial

Health & Safety Issues

Maintenance/Grounds/Building Optimization

Employees/Compensation/HR

Space/Building Use

APPA Archives


Please send your questions, comments, and emerging practices to communications@appa.org.


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