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Modified University Operations

These measures will take effect Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and University leaders will consider lifting them on Friday, February 26 if conditions around the virus permit.

  • Events & Gatherings: All in-person events and gatherings, on and off Grounds, as defined in Policy SEC-045, are prohibited and should be moved online.  These restrictions take effect at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  This includes social gatherings, club and organization functions, and other in-person interactions that do not meet the exclusions set forth in SEC-045.  
  • Instruction: In-person classes will continue, with additional measures enacted to limit congregation in common spaces before and after classes. 
  • Research: Research activities will continue, with any modifications determined by the Vice President of Research and the Provost. During this period of modified operations, undergraduate students are not permitted to participate in in-person lab activities.
  • On-Grounds students may leave their residence halls for essential activities such as:
    • Attending an in-person class
    • Eating at, or picking up a meal from, dining halls or other locations on Grounds
    • Engaging in an individual outdoor activity, such as running or walking
    • Complying with ongoing prevalence testing requirements, receiving a symptomatic COVID-19 test, or other medical care
    • Going to an on- or off-Grounds job, excluding volunteer activities, not impacted by these modified restrictions
    • Picking up mail at the mailroom
    • Going to the Bookstore for essential personal items
  • Off-Grounds students are encouraged to remain at home and limit contact with individuals outside of their living arrangement. Off-Grounds students may only come to Grounds to:
    • Attend an in-person class
    • Eat at, or pick up meals from, dining halls if they have a meal plan
    • Comply with ongoing prevalence testing requirements, receive a symptomatic COVID-19 test, or other medical care
    • Go to an on-Grounds job not impacted by these modified restrictions
  • Recreational facilities will close at their planned times this evening and remain closed during this period. 
  • Libraries will close at their planned times this evening, with operations moving to contactless pickup during this period. 
  • Dining facilities will remain open and grab-and-go options will remain available. In-person seating will be restricted to no more than 2 people dining together. 
  • Telework is strongly encouraged for as many employees as possible. 
  • For staff and students who work in areas that are closed due to the short-term measures and who are unable to work remotely, please be assured that employment status and pay will not be interrupted.


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