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Overview of Guidelines for WSU Employees and Students

 

Overview of Guidelines

High Risk

  • WSU and individuals take extreme precautions
  • Face coverings are required in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • Follow strict hygiene standards, including: 
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover coughs or sneezes (e.g. into a tissue, sleeve, or elbow; not hands)
  • Regularly clean high-touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, counters, light switches, remote controls, restroom surfaces)
  • Follow any other standards promulgated by the CDC, the Utah Dept. of Health, and local health depts.
  • Do not shake hands
  • In-person interactions limited to individual residences; Interactions in groups of 10 or fewer
  • Increase virtual interactions
  • Leave housing infrequently; stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home
  •  Regularly disinfect high-touch areas (e.g. door handles, buttons/switches, countertops, handrails, shopping carts, check-out counters, restroom surfaces)
  • Sick members of the same residence should have their own room if possible and keep the door closed
  • Classes online only 
  • Employees operate remotely, unless not possible
  • Employers evaluate workforce strategy, concerns, and enact strategies to minimize economic impact
  • Restaurants and dining facilities are open for takeaway and pre-packaged options
  • Symptom checking in public and business interactions (checklist or verbal symptom checking)
  • Design spaces to maintain 6-foot distance between individuals 
  • No university related travel

Moderate Risk

  • WSU and individuals take extreme precautions
  • Face coverings are required in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • Follow strict hygiene standards, including: 
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover coughs or sneezes (e.g. into a tissue, sleeve, or elbow; not hands)
  • Regularly clean high-touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, counters, light switches, remote controls, restroom surfaces)
  • Follow any other standards promulgated by the CDC, the Utah Dept. of Health, and local health depts.
  • Do not shake hands
  • In-person interactions in decreased group sizes that enable all social distancing guidelines to be maintained; social interactions in groups of 20 or fewer
  • Leave housing infrequently, stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home
  • Regularly disinfect high-touch areas (e.g. door handles, buttons/switches, countertops, handrails, shopping carts, check-out counters, restroom surfaces)
  • Sick members of the same residence should have their own room if possible and keep the door closed
  • Classes online as much as possible.
  • Employees operate remotely, unless not possible
  • Employers evaluate workforce strategy, concerns, and enact strategies to minimize economic impact 
  • High-contact businesses can operate under strict protocols 
  • Restaurants and dining facilities are open for dine-in services with strict requirements 
  • Symptom checking in public and business interactions (checklist or verbal symptom checking)
  • Design spaces to maintain 6-foot distance between individuals 
  • University related travel (domestic/international) should not occur during the moderate risk stage.

Low Risk

  • WSU and individuals take reasonable precautions
  • Face coverings are required in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • Follow strict hygiene standards, including: 
  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cover coughs or sneezes (e.g. into a tissue, sleeve, or elbow; not hands)
  • Regularly clean high-touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, counters, light switches, remote controls, restroom surfaces)
  • Follow any other standards promulgated by the CDC, the Utah Dept. of Health, and local health depts.
  • Do not shake hands
  • In-person interactions in decreased group sizes that enable all social distancing guidelines to be maintained; social interactions in groups 50 or fewer
  • Stay 6 feet away from others in public
  • Regularly disinfect high-touch areas (e.g. door handles, buttons/switches, countertops, handrails, shopping carts, check-out counters, restroom surfaces)
  • Sick members of the same residence should have their own room if possible and keep the door closed
  • In-person classes operating fully, with reasonable accommodations for high-risk students and staff 
  • WSU exercises discretion with remote work and returning to onsite work
  • Symptom checking in public and business interactions (checklist or verbal symptom checking)
  • Design spaces to maintain 6-foot distance between individuals
  • Non-essential university related travel should be limited. 
  • Exceptions to this restriction should be approved by the department chair, Dean or Vice President with the approval of the COVID-19 Task Force Executive Committee.
  • Travel reservations should not be made without refund ability.
  • An abundance of caution should be used if traveling during this time.
  • Any traveler returning from a high-risk area may be subject to a 14-day isolation period.

New Normal

  • WSU and individuals follows current federal and local public health precautions
  • Use of face coverings is encouraged when physical distancing is not feasible
  • University is operating and following general guidelines