Coronavirus Update May 21, 2020: Summer Campus Access Plan


Coronavirus Update May 21, 2020: Summer Campus Access Plan

Current Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation - UCCS Update #18 (3 p.m. - May 21, 2020)

Dear UCCS faculty and staff,

It's clear that while some personnel are safer and more productive at home, there are some activities and operations that require employees to spend time on campus. UCCS is adopting a flexible approach for this summer, in line with public health guidance, to allow some employees to complete work on campus that can't be done at home. We are following guidelines by the Safer at Home order. Our goal is to keep specific plans in place to both ensure the safety and health of our campus community and keep one consistent plan in place for summer. Here's what you need to know.

The full set of guidelines for campus operations proposed by the Support and Logistics Recovery Team and approved by the Chancellor is available on the UCCS COVID-19 website. Below is a summary of what you need to know about accessing campus during June and July.

What is staying the same:

  • Remote working will continue for most employees. The information below includes new procedures for going to campus, but employees should only come to campus if they can’t complete work from home.
  • Remote teaching and learning will continue for the summer semester, except for those courses that have already been approved for limited in-person interaction.
  • UCCS will operate under the Governor’s “Safer at Home” standards through August 1. Even though the order expires May 27, this will allow one consistent plan for the duration of the summer. All campus events are cancelled through July 11, with a decision on events from July 12-August 1 still pending.

There will not be a list of staff, faculty and students approved for campus access. If a staff or faculty member feels they must access campus to perform their work (e.g., teaching or research), they can come to campus.

If you come to campus:

  • There will be a new Skillsoft training “Return to Campus” that you must complete before you return to campus for the first time. This will be made available May 26 in your UCCS portal.
  • You are encouraged to complete a self-assessment to monitor symptoms before each visit to campus.
  • You will be required to bring your own face covering and you will be required to wear it while you are on campus.
  • You no longer need to request access to come to campus. But please limit your time on campus to work that can only be done on campus.

What you should know if you plan to come to campus:

  • Building air conditioning will be turned off except for these buildings, which will have temperatures set to 80 degrees: Centennial Hall, Osborne Center for Science and Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science Building, Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center, selected areas of the Ent Center for the Arts and selected areas of the Kraemer Family Library. Locations with specific temperature requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Buildings will open at 7 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.
  • Parking will be free. Shuttles will not be in operation.
  • You will see new room capacity signage, tape on the floor to note work areas to maintain distancing and missing furniture to accommodate social distancing.

Any changes to these guidelines will be communicated as the summer progresses. Recovery Teams continue to work on planning for a return to classes on campus in the fall.


Support and Logistics Recovery Team


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