Once faculty and staff members have been instructed to return to work on-site, there are several options that departments should consider to maintain required physical-distancing measures and reduce population density within buildings and work spaces.
Remote Work: Those who can work remotely to fulfill some or all of their work responsibilities may continue to do so to reduce the number of individuals on-campus and combat the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. These arrangements, which should be approved by the immediate supervisor, can be done on a full or partial day/week schedule, as appropriate.
Alternating Days or Weeks: In order to limit the number of individuals and interactions among those on-campus, departments may schedule partial staffing on alternating days or weeks. Such schedules will help enable physical distancing, especially in areas with large common workspaces.
Staggered 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 help meet social-distancing requirements. (See Enter/Exit Control for further details.)