Preparing facilities for your health & protection

Facility care and precautions

Common rooms, common bathrooms, laundry rooms, elevators, handrails, and exterior doors will be sanitized each day by facilities staff. Hand-sanitizing wipes, stations, and masks will be provided in the residence halls for each resident. Disinfecting protocols will be added to the daily cleaning routine of all public spaces in the residence hall buildings. Hand-sanitizing stations will be in every residence hall common space and entry zones.

Common room kitchens will be open and functional. Facilities and security staff will update procedures and additional training in accordance with CDC standards in trash and recycling removal from residence halls, maintenance entry for repairs, and incident response. All staff members that enter the residence halls must wear masks.

Residents are required to wear masks when coming and going inside the residence halls, including in common areas and hallways. Students will not be required to wear a mask in their personal room/suite as agreed to in their roommate/suitemate agreements.

Athletic facilities

The Facilities Department and Athletic Department are working to maintain access to all athletics facilities for the campus community. The Howell Tennis Courts, the Track/Turf Field, and the Salamone Fields will be available when they are not in use by a university-sponsored athletics program during the following days and times:

  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | limited weekend hours or as otherwise posted by the Athletic Department

The Schmidt Athletic and Recreation Center will be available when not in use by a university-sponsored athletics program during the following days and times:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Noon-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, 3 p.m.-10 p.m.

Face-covering policy

Face-coverings continue to be required indoors on campus unless you are alone in your office or room, or while actively eating or drinking. Masks must be worn as recommended, fitting snugly against the face and completely covering your nose and mouth. Additionally, you may consider N95 or KN95 masks, which offer higher levels of protection. These masks are now more widely available than they were at earlier stages of the pandemic.

In addition to proper mask-wearing and vaccination, there are many other ways to mitigate COVID-19 spread. The CDC continues to recommend that you:

  • Avoid large crowds
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • Stay aware of COVID-19 symptoms and monitor your health daily

Visitor policy

Visitors and guests must wear a face mask while indoors and follow other COVID-19-related guidelines. Guests at athletic events may also be required to follow SAA/NCAA guidelines. Residents will work with their Resident Assistant (RA) to determine guest guidelines for individual residence hall rooms.