Infection Control Measures on Campus in the Summer 2020

The University is resuming normal services over the summer and is planning for the full opening of the campus for teaching and learning and other academic activities in September. At the same time, the University is mindful of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and has been implementing appropriate infection control measures, including guidance and means to decrease the risk of infection in the classrooms and Faculty/departmental spaces used for face-to-face meetings. The University is currently implementing the following measures:

(a) Any individual with symptoms such as fever or cough should not come to the campus. Anyone developing symptoms on campus should seek medical assistance immediately. The University has already provided non-contact IR thermometers to departments/units that wish to perform indoor checking of body temperature.

(b) All persons should perform hand hygiene properly, especially after touching potentially contaminated or high-use surfaces. Departments/units should make alcohol-based handrub available for use in classrooms and other venues where face-to-face meetings take place, and can contact the Safety Office to obtain handrub if needed.

(c) The University will continue enhanced cleaning of frequently touched surfaces in common facilities such as lifts and escalators. Departments/units should make similar arrangements within their offices/areas.

(d) Mask wearing on campus is strongly encouraged. In particular, all persons should wear a mask in classrooms, shared/common study spaces, meeting rooms, and any other venues where appropriate physical distancing cannot be maintained. It is recognized that mask wearing is not possible when eating or drinking and that in outdoor spaces, discretion may be used.

(e) No eating or drinking is allowed in the classrooms.

(f) When classes exceed 25 students, seating arrangement (including an alternate seating) should be done in a way to facilitate appropriate physical distancing.

(g) Individual campus facilities may implement additional infection prevention measures as applicable.

Since public health is a shared responsibility, the University strongly urges everyone to observe these guidelines. The University will continue to review the situation and make the necessary adjustments. Please check with the COVID-19 INFO HUB on the University Main Page for services update.

Please continue to stay vigilant and make personal and group health your top priority.

Task Force on Infectious Diseases