Staff’s Vital Role
Educating the Campus
Educate the UT community about proper social distancing and hygiene protocols.
Promote Social Distancing
Promote social distancing at 6 feet apart. For example, clearly mark unavailable areas and manage high-traffic transition periods.
Distancing in Offices
No more than one individual may occupy 200 square feet of office space. Offices smaller than 300 square feet should be considered single occupancy.
Clean Common Spaces
Clean all classrooms, research spaces and common areas regularly, adhering to recommended protocols.
Limit Occupancy of Common Spaces
Limit elevator and restroom occupancy to maintain social distancing.
Facilities must have certification and inspection on file to support re-occupancy efforts.
Facilities Readiness Checklist
The Facilities Readiness Checklist addresses major building systems such as HVAC, water, electrical, security and access systems.
Workspace Navigation Checklist
The Workspace Navigation Checklist addresses preparing the spaces and rooms within a building to accommodate behavior in office spaces, and preparing classrooms and other common spaces.
Faculty, Students, and Staff over 65 or with Underlying Conditions
The university developed training materials on basic safety precautions for students, staff and faculty to complete. Guidance for Special Populations
Employees needing accommodations for special circumstances should work with their supervisors or contact Human Resources.
Meetings and Events
For now, organized events and gatherings are not generally permitted on campus. We will continue to reassess event guidelines as we monitor the state of COVID-19 and federal, state and local guidelines. Organizers should consider holding events online. When that is not feasible:
- Notify participants that events can be canceled at any time, depending on how the pandemic evolves.
- Design events to ensure proper social distancing and hand hygiene.
- Keep a log of all attendees.
- Adhere to face covering guidance. Provide face coverings to those who do not bring their own.
- Clean event spaces regularly — at least daily.
- Ensure that non-local attendees review and adhere to UT travel restrictions
Preparations are underway for reopening dining facilities, including those in the residence halls for the spring semester. Possibilities include:
Offering to-go meals served by staff, with no self-serve option at multiple locations. During peak periods, additional locations may be opened for packaged hot meal pick-up to reduce the number of diners at any one location.
Increased outside seating and potential additional space in the halls for dining.
Extended evening operating hours at some dining locations.