Employees returning to work must adhere to Policies and Procedures for On Campus Work for All Employees. On campus work refers to any work performed at any University office, property, field work or sponsored event.
Social distancing: Social distancing of at least six feet is required at all times, unless a task requires workers to be in closer proximity for only the duration of the task.
Face coverings: Face coverings are required for all employees, unless not advisable by a healthcare professional, against documented industry best practices, or not permitted by federal or state laws/ regulations, in all areas except when an employee is alone in an private office space, removed in order to eat and drink, and unless not advisable by a healthcare professional, against documented industry best practices, or not permitted by federal or state laws/regulations. This includes the use of facial coverings by faculty, staff and students in any type of in-person classroom instruction at at University office, property, field work or sponsored event. This also applies to visitors on campus.
Gatherings of up to twenty five (25) people: Gatherings of up to twenty five people are allowed if social distancing is maintained. Face coverings must be worn.
Break rooms: Employee break areas may be used if six feet is maintained between occupants. Face coverings may be removed for eating and drinking in the break areas, provided six feet of distancing is maintained. Communal refrigerators, coffee makers, microwaves, dishes, etc. may not be used. Supervisors must post procedures for use of water coolers/dispensers and other equipment.
Restroom use: Employees should be especially aware of social distancing in restrooms. When entering a restroom assess the occupancy and if social distancing (6 feet) cannot be achieved wait outside the restroom until other people exit.
Vehicle sharing: No more than two people allowed in a vehicle. Face coverings must be worn.
Interviews: Online interviewing of applicants will continue with no campus visits.
Travel: Domestic travel and international travel will follow CDC and State Department Guidelines.
Visitors to campus: An increase in visitors and public access can be expected. Departments and programs sponsoring visitors must ensure social distancing protocol is followed.
Contractors: Contractors on campus are required to follow OSHA and the Governor’s directives.