Administrative Controls

 Administrative Controls

Where social distancing is not possible due to the nature of the service being provided, protective shields will be installed as a barrier to keep students, faculty, staff, and visitors safe from the spread of COVID-19. Areas will be assessed by each site location based on the activities and services provided to determine the need for use of such shields.

We maximize, to the extent feasible, the quantity of outside air for our buildings with mechanical or natural ventilation systems.  This will be adjusted based on circumstances where the amount of outside air needs to minimized due to other hazards, such as heat and wildfire smoke.

Using Elevators: Elevator capacity is limited to the number of people that can be accommodated while maintaining a 6- foot physical distance between riders; this number can be adjusted to a maximum number of 4 riders at a time for any elevator that does not allow for 6-foot physical distance between riders. All riders are required to wear cloth face coverings and are directed to refrain from talking. Consider elevator sizes, number of building floors, and daily number of employees and visitors to establish physical distancing guidelines appropriate for elevator riders.  

Meetings: Where feasible, meetings should be held in whole or part using the extensive range of available collaboration tools (e .g . Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, telephone, etc .) .

Departments should remove, rearrange or mark chairs and tables that prevent compliant social distancing . Visual cue marks are encouraged in meeting rooms to support social distancing practices between attendees . During your time on-site, you are encouraged to communicate with your colleagues and supervisors as needed by email, instant message, telephone or other available technology rather than face-to-face . You can also use a range of available collaboration tools (e .g . Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, Jabber, etc .) .

Meals: Before and after eating, you should wash your hands thoroughly to reduce the potential transmission of the virus. If you are eating in your work environment (break room, office, etc .), maintain at least 6 feet of distance between you and others . Individuals should not sit facing one another. Only remove your mask or face covering in order to eat, then put it back on. Departments should remove or rearrange chairs and tables or add visual cue marks in employee break rooms to support social distancing practices between employees. Wipe all surfaces, including table, refrigerator handle, coffee machine, etc . after using in common areas.