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It’s time for some of us to return to campus, and things are going to be a little different this year. To protect the IU Southeast community, we must follow health & safety guidelines.
Every day we are learning new information about the COVID-19 Pandemic, and our campus updates website is THE best place to go for up-to-date information.
So, what’s life going to be like during the Fall of 2020?
Before we enter any building on campus, we’re going to mask up.
Everyone will be required to wear face masks, especially inside buildings where it’s harder to physically distance ourselves. IU will supply you with two washable face masks.
Face masks are not required within enclosed spaces when one person is present with the door closed. Face masks are also not required during eating or drinking as long as adequate physical distancing is possible (The Commons Food Court and University Grounds Coffee.)
No matter wear you are on campus, try to always keep a 6-foot distance between yourself and others. We’ll keep to the right in any walkway to avoid breaking into personal space. Visible and helpful signage will be used all over campus.
Remember to wash your hands regular. We will also increase hand sanitizing locations across campus.
While we can’t be eating and drinking in classrooms, if you do need a drink, water fountains will have signs reminding you not to drink directly from them, but to fill up your own bottle.
Inside seating will be marked with red dots -- meaning it’s safe to sit there, with a separation of 6 feet. The same red dots will also be used in the classrooms.
Physical facilities staff will continue to deep clean the campus regularly, but we all need to pitch in and do our part. There are many ways we can do this.
Cleaning supplies will be located in the classrooms and nearby the seating areas for you to clean your space before settling in. (show faculty cleaning their teaching space)
If you have an office space, you will be supplied with disinfectant and cleaning supplies to clean your own desks regularly.
You will also be asked to bag and empty your trashcans in a larger receptacle in hallways when you leave for the day.
Meetings must not be held in rooms where physical distancing isn’t possible. You can use Microsoft Teams or Zoom to attend meetings with students or other colleagues.
Be aware that certain spaces with regular face to face interactions will use plastics screens for safe separation.
Testing will be available at the Multipurpose Building by appointment if you’re showing COVID-19 symptoms. Visit our Campus Updates page for information.
This pandemic has caused a lot of change, but we can all work together to stay safe and healthy. Remember, by our very definition, Grenadiers are fighters. We’re #IUSSTRONG.