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Meetings, Classrooms, Labs, and Other Operations

Establishing parameters for continuity of business operations:

Meetings

  • Meetings should be held remotely using the extensive range of available online collaboration tools (e.g. Zoom, Google chat, telephone, etc.). ITS resources for working remotely can be found at swarthmore.edu/remote.
  • In person meetings should be limited in accordance with occupancy guidelines (to be shared at a later date), assuming individuals can still maintain 6’ of separation for physical distancing requirements.
  • Departments should partner with Facilities to arrange for chairs and tables to be removed or rearranged and to add visual cue markers in meeting rooms to support physical distancing practices between attendees.
  • All attendees should wear a mask or face covering while sharing space in a common room.
  • All attendees should sanitize their own individual space used during in-person meetings, including wiping down chairs, tables, doorknobs, etc.

Classrooms and Other Instructional Space 

  • In person class meetings should be limited to classroom spaces which can accommodate 6’ of physical distance.
  • Departments should have chairs and tables removed or rearranged or add visual cue marks in meeting rooms to support physical distancing practices between attendees.
  • All attendees should wear a mask or face covering while sharing space in a common room.
  • All attendees should sanitize their own individual space used during in-person meetings, including wiping down chairs, tables, doorknobs, etc.

Laboratory Space (for non-instructional use)

Lab spaces provide critical working space on campus. Researchers and Principal Investigators (PIs) will be asked to create and implement research group-specific resumption plans in accordance with the Swarthmore College Return to Lab checklist. This plan is relevant for occupancy in the lab space for non-instructional use only. More information about developing plans for instructional use of lab spaces will be forthcoming.

Mail, Packages, and Deliveries

All mail, packages, and deliveries should continue to be delivered as arranged by departments and the College Post Office. Please arrange your schedule of your packages and mail with the Post Office. All mail is held for 24 hours before being delivered. Whenever possible, materials sent between offices should be sent via email in lieu of interoffice mail.