All AGO employees and volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and any employee or volunteer feeling ill is asked to stay home
To ensure a safe environment, cleaning schedules have been increased. High traffic and high touch areas – including elevators, hallways, doors, handrails, and bathrooms - are being disinfected and cleaned multiple times per day. The AGO’s state of the art HVAC system has a 95% efficiency or MERV 15 rating, ensuring regular fresh air exchange and filtration.
Hand sanitizing stations have been installed near the front entrance of the building and visitors are encouraged to use them upon entering and exiting the building. There are also hand sanitizing stations located throughout the building.
Last year the AGO installed UV sanitizing lighting in all fan systems throughout the building. UV sanitizing lighting is considered to be an effective tool to further reduce the spread of pathogens and provide ongoing disinfection.