Classroom Safety

Instructional and delivery models should be carefully selected to support and prioritize student and employee safety.

Attendance

  • Instructors should take class attendance daily for all on campus classes. This supports the possible need for contact tracing.

Cleaning Supplies

  • Hand sanitizer will be made available in each classroom or in nearby central areas, such as main hallways and corridors.
  • Disinfecting spray and paper towels will be provided in each classroom. Students and employees are encouraged to use these supplies to clean their own high touch surfaces (i.e. desks, chairs, door handles, etc.) upon entering the classroom and when leaving the classroom. As a reminder, paper towels should be discarded in a trash receptacle.
  • Disinfecting wipes will be provided in areas where high touch computers and electronic equipment are located. As a reminder, these should be discarded in a trash receptacle.

Travel Patterns and Seating

  • Travel patterns in classrooms should be clearly identified using floor markings and signage. Classrooms with two doors should have one designated and clearly identified as the entry and the other as the exit. For classrooms with only one door, students and employees should enter and exit using social distancing guidelines.
  • Student learning and work spaces meeting social distancing requirements should be clearly identified. Desks and chairs not in use should be removed from the classroom. When possible, all seating should be facing the same direction. Students should not face each other. If the room or seating/equipment arrangement requires students to face each other, particular attention should be placed on maintaining 6 feet of distance.

Supplies and Materials

  • Students should be instructed to place their personal belongings on the floor, not on other furniture (i.e. vacant desks) to avoid contamination of surfaces.
  • It is recommended faculty use their own dry erase markers and other classroom supplies that are normally shared.
  • Personal items such as pens, pencils, and textbooks should not be shared.
  • Shared supplies and equipment should be kept to a minimum when possible.