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Guidelines for Students and Employees in Social Settings

High Risk

Guidelines for Students and Employees in Social Settings

  • General public takes extreme precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home unless not possible
  • Face coverings are required inside university facilities. Face coverings are required outdoors where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • In-person interactions limited to individual households; increase virtual interactions
  • Essential travel only. Leave home infrequently
  • Social interactions in groups of 10 or fewer

Moderate Risk

Guidelines for Students and Employees in Social Settings

  • General public takes extreme precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home unless not possible
  • Face coverings are required inside university facilities. Face coverings are required outdoors where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • In-person interactions limited to individual households and those who have been following recommended distancing/hygiene guidelines; increase use of virtual interactions 
  • Leave home infrequently
  • Private, social interactions that occur without formal oversight allowable in groups of 20 or fewer

Low Risk

Guidelines for Students and Employees in Social Settings

  • General public takes reasonable precautions
  • Stay 6 feet away from others when outside the home
  • Face coverings are required inside university facilities. Face coverings are required outdoors where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Private, social interactions that occur without formal oversight are allowable in groups of 50 or fewer; this may be increased incrementally based on data & milestone trends

New Normal

Guidelines for Students and Employees in Social Settings

  • Individuals take reasonable precautions
  • Interactions allowable in larger groups, with strict hygiene measures and symptom monitoring
  • Evaluate mass gatherings based on monitoring and testing rates
 

Use of Face Coverings

High Risk

Use of Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are required inside university facilities. Face coverings are required outdoors where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Change or launder cloth face coverings routinely
  • Individuals should stay 6 feet away from others even when wearing a face covering
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance

Moderate Risk

Use of Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are required inside university facilities. Face coverings are required outdoors where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Change or launder cloth face coverings routinely
  • Individuals should stay 6 feet away from others even when wearing a face covering
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance

Low Risk

Use of Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are required inside university facilities. Face coverings are required outdoors where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Change or launder cloth face coverings routinely
  • Individuals should stay 6 feet away from others even when wearing a face covering
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under the age of 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance

New Normal

Use of Face Coverings

  • Face coverings not necessary for the general public
 

Outdoor Recreation

High Risk

Outdoor Recreation (intramural sports, team sports)

  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from individuals from other households while engaging in outdoor activities 
  • Do not touch high-touch surfaces, including handrails, benches, etc.
  • Do not engage in close-contact or team sports
  • Do not travel to, or participate in activities at, any of the following locations:
    • places of public amusement or public activity
    • public swimming pools
    • gyms, and fitness center

Moderate Risk

Outdoor Recreation (intramural sports, team sports)

  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from individuals from other households while engaging in outdoor activities 
  • Do not touch high-touch surfaces, including handrails, trail signs, maps
  • Do not congregate at trailheads, parks, or other outdoor spaces
  • Do not engage in sporting activities requiring teammates or opponents to be closer than 10’ from one another
  • Skills development and conditioning activities are allowable under social distancing guidelines
  • Staff must disinfect all equipment after each use 

Low Risk

Outdoor Recreation (intramural sports, team sports)

  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from individuals from other households while engaging in outdoor activities 
  • Avoid contact with high-touch surfaces, including handrails, trail signs, maps
  • Do not congregate at trailheads, parks, or other outdoor spaces
  • Exhibit caution when engaging in close-contact or team sports, including symptom checking of participants prior to each competition or practice
  • Limit spectators so social distancing guidelines can be adhered to

New Normal

Outdoor Recreation (intramural sports, team sports)

  • Resume activities, follow hygiene standards

 

 

General Guidelines Intended for Use in All Campus Settings

High Risk

General Guidelines Intended for Use in All Campus Settings

WSU exercises extreme caution, with employees working remotely, no student classes or activities, and enacting strategies to minimize economic impact. Settings that necessitate on-site interactions should monitor individuals for symptoms and well-being.

  • WSU takes extreme precautions
  • Provide accommodations to high-risk employees 
  • Employees operate remotely, unless not possible
  • Symptom checking where in-person interactions are required
  • Face coverings are required inside university facilities. Face coverings are required outdoors where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Make every possible effort to enable working from home as a first option; where not possible, departments comply with distancing and hygiene guidelines
  • Minimize face-to-face interactions
  • Where distancing and hygiene guidelines cannot be followed in full, WSU should consider whether that activity needs to continue 
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel and cancel or postpone in-person meetings, conferences, workshops, and training sessions
  • Require employees to self-quarantine when returning from high-risk5 areas 
  • WSU evaluates workforce strategy and concerns and enact strategies to minimize economic impact 
  • WSU must not allow any individuals under isolation or quarantine to come to work or participate in group activities at any time unless authorized by local health departments
  • Create a summary of campus guidelines that can be shared with all visitors

Moderate Risk

General Guidelines Intended for Use in All Campus Settings

WSU exercises caution, with employees working remotely, evaluating student concerns, and enacting strategies to minimize economic impact. Settings that necessitate on-site interactions should monitor individuals for symptoms and well-being.

  • WSU takes extreme precautions
  • Provide reasonable accommodations to high-risk employees and students
  • Employees and students operate remotely, unless not possible
  • Symptom6 checking where in-person interactions are required
  • Face coverings are required inside university facilities. Face coverings are required outdoors where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Make every possible effort to enable working and learning from home as a first option; where not possible, departments comply with distancing and hygiene guidelines
  • Minimize face-to-face interactions, limit campus visitors
  • Where distancing and hygiene guidelines cannot be followed in full, WSU should consider whether that activity needs to continue 
  • Eliminate unnecessary travel 
  • Require employees to self-quarantine when returning from high-risk7 areas
  • WSU evaluates workforce strategy and concerns and enact strategies to minimize economic impact 
  • WSU must not allow any individuals under isolation or quarantine to come to work, attend classes, or participate in group activities at any time unless authorized by local health departments
  • Create a summary of campus guidelines that can be shared with all visitors

Low Risk

General Guidelines Intended for Use in All Campus Settings

WSU exercises flexible working arrangements (rotating shifts, remote work, etc.). Comply with distancing guidelines. Increased cleaning regimen of high-touch areas. Monitor employees and students for symptoms and well-being.

  • WSU takes reasonable precautions
  • Provide accommodations to high-risk employees and students; minimize face-to-face contact, assign tasks that allow these individuals to maintain a 6-foot distance from other employees or customers, implement flexible work hours or staggered shifts, allow high-risk individuals to work remotely
  • Encourage students, faculty and staff to regularly check symptoms6 
  • Face coverings are required inside university facilities. Face coverings are required outdoors where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.
  • Encourage remote work when possible; WSU exercises discretion with returning to onsite work
  • WSU complies with distancing and hygiene guidelines
  • Limit unnecessary travel
  • Require employees and students to self-quarantine when returning from high-risk6 areas
  • Supervisors evaluate workforce strategy and concerns and enact strategies to minimize economic impact
  • WSU must not allow any individuals under isolation or quarantine to come to work, attend classes, or participate in group activities at any time unless authorized by local health departments
  • Create a summary of campus guidelines that can be shared with all visitors

New Normal

General Guidelines Intended for Use in All Campus Settings

WSU is open and operating under stricter hygiene and cleaning regimen. Monitoring health of workforce and students.

 

Weber Dining (cafeteria dining, cafes, residential kitchens, food service, break rooms, catering)

High Risk

Weber Dining (cafeteria dining, cafes, residential kitchens, food service, break rooms, catering)

Takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery only.  Extreme caution taken in food preparation.  Physical distancing maintained. Contactless payment encouraged. Create safe environment for staff.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Takeout only. This includes pre-packaged food, delivery, curbside pickup, third-party delivery (e.g., DoorDash, Grubhub, Uber Eats)
  • Check symptoms of employees
  • Stagger workstations so workers can maintain a 6foot distance and do not face one another
  • Encourage contactless payment; if not possible, disinfect transaction terminal between customers
  • Staff must sanitize hands between handling payment options and food/containers
  • Employers provide personal protection equipment such as face coverings, hair nets, gloves, overalls 
  • Customers voluntarily provide contact information to assist with contact tracing efforts

Moderate Risk

Weber Dining (cafeteria dining, cafes, residential kitchens, food service, break rooms, catering)

Takeout, curbside pickup, or delivery options encouraged. Dine-in services allowable with extreme precaution, following strict guidelines around physical distancing and staff monitoring. Contactless payment encouraged. Create safe environment for staff.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • For dine-in services
  • Dine-in services, including buffets, may be  open under the following requirements outlined in the appendix
  • For takeout services:
  • Check symptoms of employees
  • Face coverings are required by staff, stagger workstations so workers can maintain a 6-foot distance and do not face one another
  • Encourage contactless payment; if not possible, disinfect transaction terminal between customers
  • Staff must sanitize hands between handling payment options and food/containers
  • WSU provides personal protection equipment for employees, such as face coverings, hair nets, gloves, overalls 
  • Customers voluntarily provide contact information to assist with contact tracing efforts
  • Dine-in services not recommended during moderate risk conditions. However, if dine-in services are opened, the following precautions should be taken

Low Risk

Weber Dining (cafeteria dining, cafes, residential kitchens, food service, break rooms, catering)

Dine-in service are opened, with tables arranged so there is appropriate distance between diners.

  • Increased hygiene practices for customers and staff. Follow all General Guidelines 
  • Dine-in services, including buffets, may be open under the following requirements outlined in the appendix
  • For takeout services:
  • Check symptoms of employees
  • Face coverings are required
  • Stagger workstations so workers can  maintain a 6-foot distance and do not face one another
  • Encourage contactless payment; if not possible, disinfect transaction terminal between customers
  • Staff must sanitize hands between handling payment options and food/containers
  • WSU provides personal protection equipment for employees, such as face coverings, hair nets, gloves, overalls 
  • Customers voluntarily provide contact information to assist with contact tracing efforts

New Normal

Weber Dining (cafeteria dining, cafes, residential kitchens, food service, break rooms, catering)

Dine-in restaurants operating under proper safety precautions for staff and customers.

 

Retail (including Wildcat Store, Art Elements, convenience stores)

High Risk

Retail (including Wildcat Store, Art Elements, convenience stores)

Essential retail (e.g., grocery) create a safe environment for customers and staff with frequent reminders on distancing and hygiene. Monitor patrons and employees for symptoms. Customers and employees wear face coverings.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Both customers and employees wear face coverings
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart, including outside when in line, and in store check-out lines
  • Assign an employee to disinfect carts and baskets after each use
  • Maximum number of patrons must be such that a
  • 6-foot distance between patrons and employees can be easily maintained (1 person per 100 square feet)
  • Provide hand sanitizer at checkout counters and entrance/exit
  • Limit purchase quantities on certain goods selling out quickly; this will help maintain ability to meet needs of patrons and limit crowds and lines
  • Set an established window of time for high-risk individuals to come in without pressure from crowds
  • Staff may only come closer than 6 feet to other staff and customers when accepting payment or delivering goods or services if wearing face covering
  • One-way aisles to support physical distancing
  • Discourage bringing kids or strollers into stores when possible to allow as much space as possible in aisles
  • Consider installing a clear plastic partition between cashier and customer where it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Deliver products through curbside pick-up or delivery
  • Make regular announcements to remind customers to follow physical distancing guidelines 
  • Prevent people from self-serving any food items that are ready to eat and are not prepackaged
  • Only make bulk items available if they are individually packaged
  • Do not allow individuals to bring their own bags, mugs, or other reusable items from home

Moderate Risk

Retail (including Wildcat Store, Art Elements, convenience stores)

Retail establishments create a safe environment for customers and staff with frequent reminders on distancing and hygiene. Monitor employees for symptoms. Customers and employees wear face coverings.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Both customers and employees wear face coverings
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart, including outside when in line, and in store check-out lines
  • Assign an employee to disinfect carts and baskets after each use
  • Maximum number of patrons must be such that a
  • 6-foot distance between patrons and employees can be easily maintained (1 person per 100 square feet)
  • Provide hand sanitizer at checkout counters and entrance/exit
  • Limit purchase quantities on certain goods selling out quickly; this will help maintain ability to meet needs of patrons and limit crowds and lines
  • Set an established daily window of time for high risk individuals to come in without pressure from crowds
  • Staff may only come closer than 6 feet to other staff and customers when accepting payment or delivering goods or services if wearing face covering
  • One-way aisles to support physical distancing
  • Discourage bringing kids or strollers into stores when possible to allow as much space as possible in aisles
  • Consider installing a clear plastic partition between cashier and customer where it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Deliver products through curbside pick-up or delivery
  • Make regular announcements to remind customers to follow physical distancing guidelines 
  • Prevent people from self-serving any food items that are ready to eat and are not prepackaged
  • Only make bulk items available if they are individually packaged
  • Do not allow individuals to bring their own bags, mugs, or other reusable items from home

Low Risk

Retail (including Wildcat Store, Art Elements, convenience stores)

Retail establishments exercise discernment, establishing principles for safe environment and public trust. Monitor employees for symptoms and encourage face coverings for any interactions taking place within 6 feet.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Face coverings are required
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart, including in store checkout lines
  • Assign an employee to disinfect carts and baskets regularly
  • Resume to normal patron capacity if social distancing guidelines can be maintained
  • Provide hand sanitizer at checkout counters and entrance/exit
  • Set an established daily window of time for high risk individuals to come in without pressure from crowds
  • Staff may only come closer than 6 feet to other staff and customers when accepting payment or delivering goods or services if wearing a face covering
  • One-way aisles to support physical distancing
  • Discourage bringing kids or strollers in stores when possible to allow as much space as possible in aisles
  • Consider installing a clear plastic partition between cashier and customer where it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Deliver products through curbside pick-up or delivery
  • Make regular announcements to remind customers to follow physical distancing guidelines 
  • Prevent people from self-serving any food items that are ready to eat and are not prepackaged; does not include fresh produce
  • Only make bulk items available if they are individually packaged
  • Allow individuals to bring their own reusable bags

New Normal

Retail (including Wildcat Store, Art Elements, convenience stores)

Retail establishments operate under heightened hygiene and cleaning standards. Monitor employees for symptoms.

  • Signage to encourage customers to use cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer
  • Ensure cleaning wipes are near shopping carts and shopping baskets
  • Provide hand sanitizer at checkout counters and entrance/exit

 

Libraries (small work rooms, study carrels, open seating, collaborative/communal workspaces, technology rentals, IT assistance

High Risk

Libraries (small work rooms, study carrels, open seating, collaborative/communal workspaces, technology rentals, IT assistance

In-person operation of libraries is discouraged, but allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Set an established window time for high-risk groups to come in and/or separate entrances and queues
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart when in common areas 
  • Congregating at any point is not allowed
  • Encourage contactless transactions
  • Assign an employee to disinfect high-touch objects after each use
  • Provide hand sanitizer at checkout counters and entrances/exits
  • Consider one-way aisles to support physical distancing
  • Consider installing a clear plastic partition between staff and patrons where it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Make regular announcements to remind patrons to follow physical distancing guidelines 

Moderate Risk

Libraries (small work rooms, study carrels, open seating, collaborative/communal workspaces, technology rentals, IT assistance

In-person operation of libraries is allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Set an established window time for high-risk groups to come in and/or separate entrances and queues
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart when in common areas
  • Congregating at any point is not allowed
  • Encourage contactless transactions
  • Assign an employee to disinfect high-touch objects after each use
  • Provide hand sanitizer at checkout counters and entrances/exits
  • Consider one-way aisles to support physical distancing
  • Consider installing a clear plastic partition between staff and patrons where it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance
  • Make regular announcements to remind patrons to follow physical distancing guidelines

Low Risk

Libraries (small work rooms, study carrels, open seating, collaborative/communal workspaces, technology rentals, IT assistance

In-person operation of libraries is allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Provide an established window time for high-risk groups to come in and/or separate entrances and queues
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart when in common areas
  • Assign an employee to frequently disinfect high touch areas/objects
  • Provide hand sanitizer at checkout counters and entrance/exits
  • Consider installing a clear plastic partition between staff and patrons where it is not possible to maintain 6 feet of distance

New Normal

Libraries (small work rooms, study carrels, open seating, collaborative/communal workspaces, technology rentals, IT assistance

  • In-person operation of libraries is allowable for large groups
 

Events, Cultural Arts & Entertainment (including concerts, sporting events, theatres, museums, on campus socials)

High Risk

Events, Cultural Arts & Entertainment (including concerts, sporting events, theatres, museums, on campus socials)

In-person operation of these settings is allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Spectators encouraged to attend remotely
  • A 10-foot distance must be maintained between individual household groups at all times while seated
  • For reserved-seating facilities, facility capacity is dependent on ability to block reserved seats (demonstrated on digital seat map) to ensure safe radius
  • Set an established window time for high-risk groups to come in without pressure from crowds and/or separate entrances and queues
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart when in common areas or while visiting exhibits 
  • Congregating at any point is not allowed
  • Encourage contactless payment; disinfect between transactions and comply with other retail recommendations
  • Participants (e.g., players, performers, actors) in events should have their symptoms checked
  • Electronic tickets and playbills encouraged in place of paper

Moderate Risk

Events, Cultural Arts & Entertainment (including concerts, sporting events, theatres, museums, on campus socials)

In-person operation of these settings is allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • A 6-foot distance must be maintained between each group at all times 
  • Facility capacity is dependent on ability to ensure safe radius, must be able to track attendance for contact tracing
  • No temporary mass gatherings as defined in Rule R392-400
  • Formal organizations will complete event management template. This document must be kept and available for inspection by the local health officer or designee
  • Provide an established window time for high-risk groups to come in without pressure from crowds and/or separate entrances and queues
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Maintain signage to remind and help individuals stand at least 6 feet apart when in common areas or while visiting exhibits 
  • Congregating outside of your individual group at any point is not allowed
  • Encourage contactless payment; disinfect between transactions at facility stores/gift shops and comply with other retail recommendations
  • Participants (e.g., players, performers, actors) in events should have their symptoms checked
  • Electronic tickets and playbills encouraged in place of paper
  • Concessions:
  • Serving and seating protocols consistent with restaurant guidance
  • Maintain 6-foot distancing for all lines
  • Encourage contactless payment
  •  To the extent reasonable, serve grab-and-go food items 
  • Any concessions/restaurant seating is compliant with restaurant dine-in recommendations

Low Risk

Events, Cultural Arts & Entertainment (including concerts, sporting events, theatres, museums, on campus socials)

Beginning Sept. 7, 2020, in-person operation of these settings is allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met. Off-campus events must follow same guidelines as on-campus.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  •  Events are allowed with under 50 anticipated individuals if organizational oversight can be provided. Formal organizations will complete event management template. This document must be kept and available for inspection by the local health officer or designee
  • Event organization oversight must work with venue managers to ensure:

    • Physical distancing is still promoted and maintained wherever feasible

    • Face coverings are worn by individuals at the event

    • Venue managers work with the COVID-19 Task Force to align protocols including occupancy regulations.

  • Events should significantly serve the university mission, and the primary audience should be students, faculty or staff and must be shared with the Events Coordination Committee.
  • Events should include virtual options wherever possible to include individuals who cannot attend in person.
  • There will be no third party hosted events on campus for Fall Semester.
  • Events that do not meet required protocols may be canceled or shut down. Event organizers who are not in compliance with venue/event protocols may not be able to host future events.
  • At non-seated events, collection of attendee contact information is encouraged to assist in contacting potential exposures
  • Event Venues with seating will be allowed as long as face coverings are worn and a required record of seating assignments and contact information is kept for 21 days following the event
  • Extra hygiene and sanitization practices in place: Dedicated staff for sanitizing high-touch areas and encouraging contactless payment while disinfecting between transactions
  • Organizations are encouraged to utilize the Healthy Together mobile app to help contain the spread of COVID-19 among employees and patrons
  • Provide an established window time for high-risk groups to come in without pressure from crowds and/or separate entrances and queues
  • Concessions:
    • Serving and seating protocols consistent with restaurant guidance
    • Maintain 6-foot distancing for all lines
    • Encourage contactless payment
    • To the extent reasonable, serve grab-and-go food items
    • Any concessions/restaurant seating is compliant with restaurant dine-in recommendations

New Normal

Events, Cultural Arts & Entertainment (including concerts, sporting events, theatres, museums, on campus socials)

In-person operation of this this industry is allowable for large groups. Mass gatherings follow proper safety procedures and precautions for monitoring symptoms.

 

Gyms & Fitness Centers (including indoor recreation centers, intramural sports, weight rooms, yoga studios, dance, etc.)

High Risk

Gyms & Fitness Centers (including indoor recreation centers, intramural sports, weight rooms, yoga studios, dance, etc.)

  • Fitness centers and gyms are closed.

Moderate Risk

Gyms & Fitness Centers (including indoor recreation centers, intramural sports, weight rooms, yoga studios, dance, etc.)

Recommended closure of fitness centers and gyms; if open, fitness centers and gyms should follow strict distancing and cleaning guidance.

  • Follow all General Guidelines 
  • Employees must go through symptom checking before every shift, including temperature; log must be kept and available for inspection by health department
  • Screen patrons upon entering the facility with a questionnaire asking about symptoms, travel, and any sicknesses in the home
  • Employees must wear face coverings, patrons must wear face coverings when not utilizing equipment and inside of 6 feet from another person.
  • Space or close off equipment so patrons maintain 10 feet[1] of distance at all times
  • No team or group activities 
  • Do not engage in sporting activities requiring frequent close contact with other teammates or opponents
  • Skills development and conditioning activities are allowable under social distancing guidelines
  • Staff must disinfect all equipment after each use 
  • No sign-in sheets, touchpads, or touch surfaces required for entry 
  • High-risk individuals discouraged from using facilities at this time 

[1] Physical distance increased to 10 feet in this category to account for movement, exertion, and prolonged exposure. Physical distancing requirements will be evaluated for incremental decreases in the yellow phase based on data and milestone trends

Low Risk

Gyms & Fitness Centers (including indoor recreation centers, intramural sports, weight rooms, yoga studios, dance, etc.)

Fitness centers and gyms are open with some distancing and cleaning guidance.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Employees must go through symptom checking before every shift, including temperature; log must be kept and available for inspection by health department
  • Employees must wear face coverings, patrons must wear face coverings when not utilizing equipment
  • Space or close equipment so patrons maintain 6 feet of distance at all times
  • Symptom checking of participants prior to each competition or practice included temperature checks when feasible
  • Spectators wear face coverings
  • Roster of list of participants and their contact information must be maintained when engaging informal competitive events to assist with contact tracing when social distancing is not feasible
  • Make chemical disinfectant supplies available throughout the establishment and post signs encouraging patrons to thoroughly disinfect equipment after use
  • Follow pool guidance

New Normal

Gyms & Fitness Centers (including indoor recreation centers, intramural sports, weight rooms, yoga studios, dance, etc.)

Fitness centers and gyms are open with cleaning guidance.

  • Space equipment at normal capacity
  • Make cleaning supplies available throughout the establishment and post signs encouraging patrons to clean all equipment

 

Pools

High Risk

Pools

  • Pools are closed.

Moderate Risk

Pools

Pools are open with strict physical distancing requirements and restricted capacity.  

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Pools are limited to lap swim only, one swimmer per lane; no congregating on pool decks
  • Swim team is allowed as long as social distancing is allowed on pool deck
  • Symptom screening
  • Maintain signage that encourages physical distancing guidelines to be met at all times

Low Risk

Pools

Pools are open with strict physical distancing requirements.  

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Pools are opened at a capacity that enables 6’ foot physical distance to be maintained at all times
  • 6’ social distancing is maintained on pool deck and in pools
  • Lap swimming resumes to normal capacity
  • Swim team and swim lessons are allowed as long as physical distancing is allowed on pool deck
  • Maintain signage that encourages physical distancing guidelines to be met at all times

New Normal

Pools

Pools are open under normal capacity. 

  • Follow all General Guidelines

 

WSU Facilities Management & Construction

High Risk

WSU Facilities Management & Construction

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene and reduced group interactions.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Ensure nobody with symptoms enters a job site
  • Provide additional hand washing stations; wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a site
  • Face coverings and gloves are required
  • Clean and disinfect project sites, including high touch surfaces and tools frequently
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically

Moderate Risk

WSU Facilities Management & Construction

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene and reduced group interactions.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Ensure nobody with symptoms enters a job site
  • Provide additional hand washing stations; wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a site
  • Face coverings and gloves are required
  • Clean and disinfect project sites, including high touch surfaces and tools frequently
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically

Low Risk

WSU Facilities Management & Construction

Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers. Strict hygiene.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Ensure nobody with symptoms enters a job site
  • Provide additional hand washing stations; wash or sanitize hands before and after leaving a site
  • Face coverings and gloves are required
  • Clean and disinfect project sites, including high touch surfaces and tools frequently
  • Share estimates, invoices, and other documentation electronically

New Normal

WSU Facilities Management & Construction

  • Operates under the General Guidelines for Employers.

 

Day Care

High Risk

Day Care

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Encourage children to be 6 feet apart as much as possible
  • Groups must be restricted to groups of 10 unless a wall can physically separate each group
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • Curbside drop off and pick up
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Don't use toys that can't be washed and disinfected
  • Children and staff should stay home if they're sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected after each use (e.g., toys, keyboards, desks, remote controls)

Moderate Risk

Day Care

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Encourage children to be 6 feet apart as much as possible
  • Groups must be restricted to groups of 20 unless a wall can physically separate each group
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • Curbside drop off and pick up
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Don't use toys that can't be washed and disinfected
  • Children and staff should stay home if they're sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected after each use (e.g., toys, keyboards, desks, remote controls)

Low Risk

Day Care

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Limit mixing the groups of children (keep in separate rooms, allow on the playground at different times)
  • Children from the same household are kept in the same group whenever possible
  • Don't use toys that can't be washed and disinfected
  • All individuals must wash hands with soap and running water upon arrival
  • Children and staff should stay home if they're sick
  • Children and staff are screened for symptoms 
  • If there is a confirmed case, facility must be closed and alert local health department
  • All high-touch surfaces should be cleaned and disinfected regularly 
  • The provider must restrict offsite activities to places or environments where social distance and proper cleaning practices can be controlled

New Normal

Day Care

Enhanced cleaning and distancing protocols. No symptomatic children.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting
  • Don't use toys that can't be cleaned
  • Children and staff should stay home if they're sick

 

New Student Orientation & Campus Tours (provided by student ambassadors, one-on-one, small groups, tavel on foot)

High Risk

New Student Orientation & Campus Tours (provided by student ambassadors, one-on-one, small groups, travel on foot)

In-person operation of these events are allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met. Move aspects to online environment as much as possible.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Consider making tour and information available remotely, in part or in entirety 
  • Maintain 10 foot between each group, when seated; 6 foot distance when walking
  • Consider hosting smaller groups for high-risk individuals
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Face coverings are required by students and other participants
  • Participants should have their symptoms checked
  • Redesign layout to increase open space
  • Consider scheduling when classes are not being held or in off-peak hours

Moderate Risk

New Student Orientation & Campus Tours (provided by student ambassadors, one-on-one, small groups, travel on foot)

In-person operation of these events are allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met. Move aspects to online environment as much as possible. 

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • Consider making tour and information available remotely, in part or in entirety 
  • Maintain 6 foot between each group
  • Consider hosting smaller groups for high-risk individuals
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Face coverings are required by students and other participants
  • Create a group roster to assist with contact tracing
  • Participants should check symptoms before coming
  • Redesign layout to increase open space
  • Consider scheduling when classes are not being held or in off-peak hours

Low Risk

New Student Orientation & Campus Tours (provided by student ambassadors, one-on-one, small groups, travel on foot)

In-person operation of these events is allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • A 6-foot distance must be maintained between each group at all times 
  • Consider hosting smaller groups for high-risk individuals
  • Create a group roster to assist with contact tracing
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Participants should check symptoms before coming

New Normal

New Student Orientation & Campus Tours (provided by student ambassadors, one-on-one, small groups, travel on foot)

In-person operation of these events are allowable for large groups. Gatherings follow proper safety procedures and precautions for monitoring symptoms.

 

Transport: (Campus shuttle buses, travel for local off campus events)

High Risk

Transport: (Campus shuttle buses, travel for local off campus events)

Operates under UTA guidelines. Maintain hours of service on most routes but adjust frequency on shorter transport routes and suspend some commuter bus routes. 

  • Daily disinfected of all vehicles, stations and facilities, including all surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Daily floor cleaning and wiping of all touch services on vehicles with an approved disinfecting bleach solution
  • Operators should open the doors after arriving at stations so riders do not need to press button to open door; riders with disabilities who need to use the ramp will need to push button to deploy the ramp
  • Post signage on advising riders to board through the rear doors; riders that need the ramp or require assistance may still board through the front door
  • Request riders avoid standing or sitting within 6 feet of operator
  • Temporary Plexiglas barrier may be placed between operators and passengers

Moderate Risk

Transport: (Campus shuttle buses, travel for local off campus events)

Operates under UTA guidelines. Maintain hours of service on most routes but adjust frequency on shorter transport routes and suspend some commuter bus routes. 

  • Daily disinfected of all vehicles, stations and facilities, including all surfaces that are frequently touched
  • Daily floor cleaning and wiping of all touch services on vehicles with an approved disinfecting bleach solution
  • Operators should open the doors after arriving at stations so students do not need to press button to open door; students with disabilities who need to use the ramp will need to push button to deploy the ramp
  • Post signage on advising riders to board through the rear doors; riders that need the ramp or require assistance may still board through the front door
  • Request riders avoid standing or sitting within 6 feet of operator
  • Temporary Plexiglas barrier may be placed between operators and passengers

Low Risk

Transport: (Campus shuttle buses, travel for local off campus events)

Operates under UTA guidelines. 

  • Daily disinfected of all vehicles, stations and facilities, including all surfaces that are frequently touched. 
  • Daily floor cleaning and wiping of all touch services on vehicles with an approved disinfecting bleach solution. 
  • Post signage on advising riders to board through the rear doors; riders that need the ramp or require assistance may still board through the front door
  • Request riders avoid standing or sitting within 6 feet of operator

New Normal

Transport: (Campus shuttle buses, travel for local off campus events)

Operates under UTA guidelines. 

  • Daily disinfected of all vehicles, stations and facilities, including all surfaces that are frequently touched. 
  • Daily floor cleaning and wiping of all touch services on vehicles with an approved disinfecting bleach solution.   

 

Student Housing

High Risk

Student Housing

All on-campus housing closed.

  • Face coverings are required by students and staff  in hallways and common spaces
  • Non-essential common areas closed (e.g. TV rooms and study rooms closed; laundry rooms and bathrooms open)
  • Common areas that remain open and high touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, elevator buttons) should be cleaned and disinfected frequently
  • Maintain signage to remind groups to stand at least 6 feet apart and avoid congregating in common areas
  • Provide sanitation solutions or wipes and hand sanitizer in hallways and common areas (e.g., alcohol wipes for remote controls or shared surfaces)
  • Limit elevator occupancy to students living together or as needed to maintain 6-foot distancing
  • Students should sign up for time-blocks to use essential common areas to avoid crowding and ensure adequate space for 6-foot distancing
  • Limit visitors (between living units, from other dorm halls) no off campus visitors except immediate family
  • Consider enhanced symptom monitoring, contact tracing, and randomized testing to detect and isolate/quarantine potential cases
  • Provide isolation/quarantine facilities for students showing symptoms, students with a positive test, students identified as contacts during contact tracing, and students in the same living unit as these students

Moderate Risk

Student Housing

Housing operates under strict protocols and guidelines

  • Face coverings are required by students and staff in hallways and common spaces
  • Non-essential common areas closed (e.g. TV rooms and study rooms closed; laundry rooms and bathrooms open)
  • Common areas that remain open and high touch surfaces (e.g. door handles, elevator buttons) should be cleaned and disinfected frequently
  • Maintain signage to remind groups to stand at least 6 feet apart and avoid congregating in common areas
  • Provide sanitation solutions or wipes and hand sanitizer in hallways and common areas (e.g., alcohol wipes for remote controls or shared surfaces)
  • Limit elevator occupancy to students living together or as needed to maintain 6-foot distancing
  • Students should sign up for time-blocks to use essential common areas to avoid crowding and ensure adequate space for 6-foot distancing
  • Limit visitors (between living units, from other dorm halls) no off campus visitors except immediate family
  • Consider enhanced symptom monitoring, contact tracing, and randomized testing to detect and isolate/quarantine potential cases
  • Provide isolation/quarantine facilities for students showing symptoms, students with a positive test, students identified as contacts during contact tracing, and students in the same living unit as these students

Low Risk

Student Housing

Housing operates under cautionary protocols and guidelines.

  • Face coverings are required by students and staff in hallways and common spaces
  • Common areas may be open
  • Provide sanitation solutions or wipes and hand
  • sanitizer in hallways and common areas (e.g., alcohol wipes for remote controls or shared surfaces)
  • Physical distancing encouraged in common areas or study rooms
  • Common areas and high-touch surfaces (e.g.
  • door handles, elevator buttons) should be cleaned and disinfected frequently
  • Limit elevator occupancy to students living together or as needed to maintain 6-foot distancing
  • Limit visitors (between living units, from other dorm halls, and from off campus)
  • Consider enhanced symptom monitoring, contact tracing, and randomized testing to detect and isolate/quarantine potential cases
  • Provide isolation/quarantine facilities for students showing symptoms, students with a positive test, students identified as contacts during contact tracing, and students in the same living unit as these students

New Normal

Student Housing

  • Housing operates under increased cleaning regimen.

 

Communal Bathrooms (on-campus bathrooms, residential/communal bathrooms, locker rooms)

High Risk

Communal Bathrooms (on-campus bathrooms, residential/communal bathrooms, locker rooms)

  • Enhanced cleaning and masks worn when possible. 
  • Communal bathrooms should be cleaned and disinfected regularly or between each group of students
  • Provide sanitation solutions or wipes and hand sanitizer (e.g., alcohol wipes for remote controls or shared surfaces)
  • Face coverings are worn but may be removed when necessary (e.g. in the shower, when brushing teeth, to wash face)
  • Maintain signage to remind groups to stand at least 6 feet apart and avoid congregating, especially, when masks are not being worn 
  • Where possible, students should sign up for time-blocks to use communal bathrooms to avoid crowding and ensure adequate space for 6-foot distancing
  • Encourage students to only bring essential supplies into bathrooms, and to wipe everything down when they leave

Moderate Risk

Communal Bathrooms (on-campus bathrooms, residential/communal bathrooms, locker rooms)

Enhanced cleaning and masks worn when possible. 

  • Communal bathrooms should be cleaned and disinfected regularly or between each group of students
  • Provide sanitation solutions or wipes and hand sanitizer (e.g., alcohol wipes for remote controls or shared surfaces)
  • Face coverings are worn but may be removed when necessary (e.g. in the shower, when brushing teeth, to wash face)
  • Maintain signage to remind groups to stand at least 6 feet apart and avoid congregating, especially, when masks are not being worn 
  • Where possible, students should sign up for time-blocks to use communal bathrooms to avoid crowding and ensure adequate space for 6-foot distancing
  • Encourage students to only bring essential supplies into bathrooms, and to wipe everything down when they leave

Low Risk

Communal Bathrooms (on-campus bathrooms, residential/communal bathrooms, locker rooms)

Enhanced cleaning and masks work when possible. 

  • Communal bathrooms should be cleaned and disinfected regularly or between each group of students
  • Provide sanitation solutions or wipes and hand sanitizer (e.g., alcohol wipes for remote controls or shared surfaces)
  • Face coverings are worn but may be removed when necessary (e.g. in the shower, when brushing teeth, to wash face)
  • Maintain signage to remind groups to stand at least 6 feet apart and avoid congregating, especially, when masks are not being worn 
  • Encourage students to only bring essential supplies into bathrooms, and to wipe everything down when they leave

New Normal

Communal Bathrooms (on-campus bathrooms, residential/communal bathrooms, locker rooms)

  • Communal bathrooms operate under increased cleaning regimen.

 

Classes (moveable/immovable seats or desks, conference rooms, small classrooms, medium classrooms, lecture halls)

High Risk

Classes (moveable/immovable seats or desks, conference rooms, small classrooms, medium classrooms, lecture halls)

  • Classes are virtual only.

Moderate Risk

Classes (moveable/immovable seats or desks, conference rooms, small classrooms, medium classrooms, lecture halls)

  • Classes are virtual only.

Low Risk

Classes (moveable/immovable seats or desks, conference rooms, small classrooms, medium classrooms, lecture halls)

In-person classes are allowable under increased cleaning regimen and operational protocols in place to ensure safe distancing restrictions are met.

  • Follow all General Guidelines
  • A 6-foot distance to be maintained between each student while seated
  • Make reasonable accommodations for high-risk faculty and students (follow Tiered Guidelines for High-Risk Individuals
  • Limit the number of people in a confined area to enable adequate distancing at all times
  • Maintain signage to remind individuals to not attend class if experiencing symptoms
  • Encourage contactless handouts/assignments (i.e. no paper)
  • Students should check their symptoms before attending class
  • Face coverings are required by both students and instructors  
  • Record attendance and seating location to support contact tracing
  • Consider microphones/speakers for teachers to offset sound reduction from face coverings
  • Provide hand sanitizer at classroom entrance/exit
  • One-way aisles to support physical distancing
  • Consider having facilities management check ventilation of classrooms to assess classrooms with poor ventilation

New Normal

Classes (moveable/immovable seats or desks, conference rooms, small classrooms, medium classrooms, lecture halls)

  • In-person classes are allowable under increased cleaning regimen

 

Common Areas (in between classes, lobbies, lounge areas, corridors, stairwells, elevators, seating areas, drinking fountains, main entry doors, service desks, snack areas)

High Risk

Common Areas (in between classes, lobbies, lounge areas, corridors, stairwells, elevators, seating areas, drinking fountains, main entry doors, service desks, snack areas)   

Common areas at low occupancy with closed facilities.

  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from other individuals 
  • Maintain signage to remind individuals to stand 6 feet apart
  • Avoid high-touch surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, railings, elevator buttons (consider propping doors open or taking other action to minimize frequency of touch) or sanitize high-touch surfaces between each use
  • Make hand sanitizer available at entry points, including elevators
  • Face coverings are required
  • Install Plexiglas partition(s) at applicable points (i.e., service desks) 
  • Drinking fountains not in use

Moderate Risk

Common Areas (in between classes, lobbies, lounge areas, corridors, stairwells, elevators, seating areas, drinking fountains, main entry doors, service desks, snack areas)   

Common areas equipped with clear directions.

  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from other individuals 
  • Maintain signage to remind individuals to stand 6 feet apart 
  • Do not congregate in groups larger than 20 and maintain social distancing (including informal lounge and seating areas)
  • Avoid high-touch surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, railings, elevator buttons (consider propping doors open or taking other action to minimize frequency of touch) or sanitize high-touch surfaces between each use
  • Consider having someone monitor spaces to discourage students from congregating
  • Consider maintaining one-way traffic, especially in areas of campus that are generally high traffic/congestion
  • Make hand sanitizer available at entry points, including elevators
  • Face coverings are required
  • Install Plexiglas partition(s) at applicable points (i.e., service desks)
  • Drinking fountains not in use

Low Risk

Common Areas (in between classes, lobbies, lounge areas, corridors, stairwells, elevators, seating areas, drinking fountains, main entry doors, service desks, snack areas)   

  • Common areas equipped with clear directions.
  • Remain at least 6 feet apart from other individuals 
  • Do not congregate in groups larger than 50 (including lounge areas)
  • Avoid touching un-sanitized high-touch surfaces, including tables, doorknobs, elevator buttons
  • Make hand sanitizer available at entry points, including elevators
  • Face coverings are required
  • Install Plexiglas partition(s) at applicable points (i.e., service desks)

New Normal

Common Areas (in between classes, lobbies, lounge areas, corridors, stairwells, elevators, seating areas, drinking fountains, main entry doors, service desks, snack areas)   

Common areas resume normal activity.

  • Make hand sanitizer available at every entry point, including elevators

 

On-campus Laboratories and Research Spaces

High Risk

On-campus Laboratories and Research Spaces

Only mandatory employees and functions on campus.

  • Only research activities that can be safely conducted with physical distancing, sanitization, and limited personnel density, along with normal guidelines, are permitted

Moderate Risk

On-campus Laboratories and Research Spaces

Laboratories and research spaces open under strict protocols

  • Only research activities that can be safely conducted with physical distancing, sanitization, and limited personnel density, along with normal guidelines, are permitted
  • Allow only up to 1 individual per lab or research related space for small rooms and 2 for larger rooms or 1 per bay for open labs)
  • Monitor symptoms of lab attendees
  • Anyone who can work remotely should do so
  • Accommodations should be made for high-risk personnel to work from home
  • Maintain 6 feet of separation between individuals 
  • To avoid physical overlap, schedule lab time slots through calendaring
  • Each lab should maintain a check list of surfaces to sanitize at the start and end of each shift, including shared equipment, fridge doors/handles, etc.
  • Graduate student research activities should be limited; undergraduate research activities can only be conducted remotely
  • High-hazard operations should be minimized

Low Risk

On-campus Laboratories and Research Spaces

Laboratories and research spaces open under strict protocols.

  • Only research activities that can be safely conducted with physical distancing, sanitization, and limited personnel density, along with normal guidelines, are permitted. 
  • Monitor symptoms of lab attendees
  • Anyone who can work remotely should do so
  • Accommodations should be made for high-risk personnel to work from home
  • Maintain 6 feet of separation between individuals 
  • To avoid physical overlap, schedule lab time slots through calendaring
  • Each lab should maintain a check list of surfaces to sanitize at the start and end of each shift, including shared equipment, fridge doors/handles, etc. 

New Normal

On-campus Laboratories and Research Spaces

  • Laboratories and research spaces open under increased cleaning regimen.