Departments should have plans to require physical distancing and reduce population density within buildings and work spaces for those staff members who have been instructed to return to work on campus. Approaches can and should include the following:
Those who can work remotely to fulfill their work responsibilities should continue to do so to reduce the number of individuals on campus and the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. These arrangements, which should be approved by the employee’s immediate supervisor, can be done on a full or partial day/week schedule, as appropriate.
In order to limit the number of individuals on campus as well as interactions between those on campus, departments should schedule partial staffing on alternating days. Such schedules will help enable physical distancing, especially in areas with large common workspaces.
Staggered Schedules (Reporting/Departing)
The beginning and end of the workday typically bring many people together at common entry/exit points of buildings. Staggering reporting and departure times by at least 30 minutes will reduce traffic in common areas to meet physical distancing requirements.