Yes, anyone on campus in public spaces will be required to wear a mask.
A specific date has not been determined for employees to return to campus. When permissible, employees working remotely will be able to return to their campus offices. This return to campus will be scheduled and staged.
- Unit leads will be asked to determine how individual office space will be managed in an effort to actively practice social distancing and maintain the health/safety of all.
- Elevator access will be limited to two persons per car.
- Planning on transitioning all faculty office hours and student advising to remote interaction (i.e. Zoom meetings).
- All non-instructional meetings among faculty, staff, and students will be conducted remotely (i.e. Zoom meetings).
- Based on Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) guidelines, we are finalizing the process of working toward a hybrid on-campus fall semester. This modified model will mean that all regularly scheduled classes will have in-person and remote components.
- The in-person component will have less crowded classrooms, which will be simulcast for students whose health does not allow in-person attendance. In addition, protective measures are being put in place in classrooms that create appropriate distancing not only between students and faculty members, but between students themselves.
- In the event that a faculty member cannot provide in-person instruction or if the semester is disrupted by the pandemic, students will still be able to complete their courses via Zoom or another remote application, similar to the transition that occurred in the spring.
- Fall Break will move from October 12-13 to November 23-24, in order to minimize travel from and returning to the University campus. This will also support the transition to fully remote learning for the remainder of the fall semester.
- All in-person instruction (including final exams) will transition to remote learning on Monday, November 30. This will help us to minimize COVID-19 exposure risks from travel and proactively prepare for a possible resurgence.
All WCU employees are expected to comply with the protocols and guidelines distributed on April 22 by the University’s Department of Human Resources. The required protocols and guidelines are in accordance with the April 19, 2020 order from the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health.
Priorities for Custodial Services staff will be as follows:
- Addressing issues of safety hazards within buildings
- Cleaning and disinfecting Common area high touch points (e.g. door handles, elevators)
- Cleaning and disinfecting restrooms
- Cleaning and disinfecting classrooms
- Cleaning and disinfecting entrances and elevators
- Cleaning disinfecting hallways and stairwells
- Cleaning disinfecting laboratories and conference areas