The modes of operation below allow us to rapidly respond to conditions by reducing or expanding in-person campus activities as necessary.
Expanded (current mode)
Our current mode for fall increases the presence of students, faculty and staff on campus. While COVID-19 cases exist in the local community, public health orders permit in-person operations with appropriate mitigation.
Face coverings are required and available for everyone on campus, and the campus environment features significant physical distancing measures.
Testing, contact tracing and isolation are in place and achieving containment.
The campus has enhanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), sanitation and physical distancing measures in place.
Noncritical services and professional staff continue to work remotely.
Our campus is operating at reduced physical capacity with an emphasis on faculty/staff support for research, teaching and student success and campus life programming.
Restrictions due to public health orders or other constraints could require the campus to limit in-person operations to research and creative work activities.
These constraints may include limitations on our testing, notification and ability to isolate.
In this mode, the campus would be operating at limited physical capacity.
Noncritical services and professional staff would work remotely. Academic instruction would be conducted remotely.
Access for research-related activities would be based on risk assessments, training and the use of masks and other protective equipment.
Due to new local or state public health orders, the campus could be required to shift to remote-only instruction with limited access to facilities and services for a set time duration.
When the pandemic is largely contained, the campus and local community could return to normal operations. Campus emergency plans would be demobilized. This mode would represent a return to the “old” normal.
As a university, we recognize our responsibility to continually monitor our progress and adjust our plans as needed in response to changes in the environment and in the spread of COVID-19. Use the COVID-19 Updates site to stay on top of announcements.