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Building and Facilities Guidelines

General

  • All buildings and facilities will operate in keeping with guidance for physical distancing.
  • Guidance for spacing will be encouraged through the usage of signage on doors and floors.
  • CDC-approved protocols have been implemented for the cleaning and maintaining of all common facilities including frequency, use of approved cleaners, and disinfectant fogging machines.
  • Facilities will disable all drinking fountains on campus. Bottle fillers will remain functional.
  • High touch surfaces (i.e., doorknobs, keyboards, countertops, desktops) will receive additional attention from CDC approved disinfectants.
  • Use of face coverings will be required in all university buildings.

Food Service

  • Students, staff and guests must wear masks when entering and exiting the dining facilities and while standing in the serving lines.
  • Redesigned seating arrangements will allow sufficient space between tables.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available and encouraged at each food-service line.
  • Masks will be required for all food-service workers.
  • Buffet-style self-service will be replaced with cafeteria service for meals to eliminate patron use of serving utensils.
  • Grab & Go options will be increased by the addition of more stations on campus as well a hot Grab & Go station in the Kalmbach Room.
  • Aramark Food service employees will receive daily health screenings before admittance to work.
  • Tables will be sanitized between each use. Clean tables will be indicated by being set with prepackaged silverware.

See Also: Dining Services Guidelines

Residence Halls

  • Residential room occupancy will be limited to three students per room. The average university residential room square footage per occupant is 75. Our rooms average 275 square feet and have individual HVAC units.
  • All students have the opportunity to request roommates.
  • During check in all students will receive a receive a required health screening in order to gain access to the campus. Each person that passes the screening will receive a wristband that they will wear for the weekend to indicate that they have passed the screening process.
  • Training in personal health practices will be provided to residence hall students.
  • There will be no overnight guests in the residence halls.
  • There will be no more than three people in a residence hall room at any time.
  • We are asking students to limit social visits to student rooms in residence halls other than their own.
  • Enhanced cleaning protocols of high touch surfaces will include common areas, study lounges and bathrooms in each residence hall.
  • All study lounges will be limited in occupancy to allow for adequate physical distancing.
  • All Resident Assistants will receive training on health practices as well as instruction on helping residence with health needs.

Classrooms

  • All furnishings and equipment have been rearranged or has been removed from classrooms to allow room for appropriate physical distancing.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available in each academic building and use is encouraged.