Social distancing means keeping space—about six feet—between you and other people as much as possible.
- Follow any social distancing signage on campus.
- Adjustments are being made to campus spaces.
- Learn strategies for social distancing within workspaces.
- Social distancing or physical distancing means keeping space—about six feet—between you and other people as much as possible.
Signs aree posted around campus indicating how to maintain appropriate physical distance from others. Students, faculty and staff should follow all guidelines.
Contact Safety and Risk Management if your University workplace has needs related to signage and physical barriers.
Individual units are responsible for signage in spaces like office lobbies and lounges, kitchens, break rooms and meeting rooms. An online asset bank includes downloadable signs and templates and guidance on their use in these areas.
Physical barriers act as a reminder for people to maintain an appropriate distance from others. They also serve as a protective tool in close quarters when social distancing is not possible.
In many areas now, with more to come, physical barriers and plexiglass shields are being placed in priority areas to help enable appropriate social distancing. Priorities are based on the volume of people and type of interactions in each space. High-priority areas include dining and retail locations, the Library, MocsOneCenter and Bursar’s Office.
Supervisors who identify physical barrier needs can contact Safety and Risk Management to learn more about resources and how to request them.
Seating capacity has been reduced by removing some furniture and/or placing temporary barriers on some seating in classroom buildings.
To help limit elevator capacity, you are asked to take the stairs if you’re able. Under no circumstances should anyone enter an elevator or wait in an elevator lobby without a face mask.
As much as possible, social distancing should be maintained on public transportation, including Mocs Express buses and any other University transportation.
Ideas for social distancing in office spaces:
- Use technology to limit in-person group meetings. The Division of Information Technology supports conferencing platforms such as Zoom.
- Use remote work and staggered schedules.
- Remove chairs in large meeting rooms.
- Arrange floor markings to indicate ideal seating arrangements.
- Make process changes to avoid contact with others (electronic signature, contactless delivery and pickup, use of appointments and reservations and so on).
- Provide visual cues in waiting areas so visitors know where to stand.
- Create entry and exit plans for staff.
- Identify and restrict common areas where people are likely to congregate and interact, or enforce social distancing protocols.
Downloadable signage is available to encourage social distancing, note space closures and indicate traffic flow. An online asset bank includes downloadable signs and templates and guidance on their use in these areas.