Physical distancing, also referred to as “social distancing,” means maintaining at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others when you are outside of your home. This will potentially be the most significant adjustment to our campus experience, but it is absolutely necessary in order to limit the spread of the virus and keep our students, faculty, and staff as safe as possible.
Offices, classrooms, and common spaces have been reconfigured to accommodate physical distancing requirements, thus reducing the maximum occupancy of those spaces—drastically, in some instances.
Furniture may be removed from the campus’ most-common gathering areas. Remaining furniture will be arranged to maintain physical distance and should not be moved.
Plexiglass is being installed in areas where face-to-face interaction must occur. The locations were identified by each Vice President in their respective areas. Facilities is installing the plexiglass and will be completed before students return. Offices are encouraged to adjust hours and on-campus staffing levels when desks cannot be socially distanced. Please see the Employee Guidance section for more information.