Social Distancing

social distancingOne of the first tools to employ in the fight against COVID-19 is social distancing. Social distancing means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home.

To practice social distancing:

  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people
  • Do not gather in groups
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings
  • Observe posted maximum occupancy of rooms and maintain all furniture configurations
  • Comply with physical barriers or visual cues that are utilized to maintain social distancing

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to use remote tools for meetings as much as possible to assist in social distancing, even when all involved participants are on campus. When in person meetings are absolutely necessary, individuals should adhere to the social distancing recommendation and follow any additional directions posted in a space.

All study and common spaces have been outfitted with furniture to house an appropriate number of people that allow for 6-foot social distancing in that space. There is a diagram hanging in each area that demonstrates the appropriate organization. If furniture must be moved, individuals must maintain social distancing and return the furniture to its original configuration after usage.

Individuals can face each other in common and study spaces as long as they are 6 feet apart and wearing a mask. Individuals can be less than 6 feet apart for no more than 15 minutes.