Given that asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals are known to spread the virus, physical distancing is one effective way to mitigate disease transmission risk. Face coverings are not a substitute for physical distancing.
Around Campus and Shared Spaces
- The preference of the Public Health Team is to maintain CDC-recommended physical distancing of 6 feet where feasible.
- Changes in traffic flow are indicated by one-way signs and markers with doors labeled as entrance- or exit-only.
- Furniture has been rearranged or eliminated.
- Occupancy limits are posted where people might normally congregate.
- Acrylic glass shields have been added in common areas.
In the Classroom
- Face coverings are mandatory in all classrooms.
- Maintain CDC-recommended physical distancing of 6 feet where feasible, but follow WHO guidance and allow not less than 3 feet in combination with face coverings, hand-washing and environmental cleaning if spatial adjustment is necessary.
- The reduction in physical distancing in the classroom from 6 feet to 3 feet is permitted only as logistical constraints warrant.
- Face-to-face course offerings on campus are limited to fewer than 100 students and much less when logistical contraints warrant.