While the University remains open, working from home is the first choice and priority for as many employees as possible, in accordance with the state stay-at-home order. Employees should be on site only when performing essential tasks. All on-campus research is restricted to essential and COVID-19 activities only. Access to all campus buildings is restricted.
Operating Units (OU) begin to bring employees back to campus, including the use of shifts.
Employees unable to perform their duties fully and effectively remotely or lacking a remote work environment conducive to doing so, should be the first to return.
Most instruction remains online/remote.
Resumption of research with strict 6 ft. minimum distancing practices, including the use of shifts.
More OU employees return from telework to campus as needed, including those who can perform their roles fully and effectively remotely, but prefer to work on campus.
Lectures begin to resume in-person (low density, and always with an online option).
Research labs continue with low density (minimum of 6 ft. distancing, still with masking).
In-person research activities increase, but in shifts to minimize number of people in labs.
Instruction in large lecture halls without strict distancing.
All employees are able to return to campus without restrictions.
Return from telework for all employees unless approval has been received to continue working remotely long-term.
Larger social gatherings (e.g., large gathering events)
|Pre-Phase I||Phase I||Phase II||Phase III|
|Temperature Check at Entry||Required||Required||Required||Required|
|Wash Hands & Use Hand Sanitizer||Required||Required||Required||Required|
|Restrooms||Limited Capacity||Limited Capacity||Limited Capacity||Capacity|
|Elevators||Limited Capacity||Limited Capacity||Limited Capacity||Capacity|
|Break Rooms||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||Available|
|Food Service||Not Available||Not Available||Not Available||Available|
|Large Gatherings||Not Allowed||Not Allowed||Not Allowed||Capacity|