Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:46 AM
Subject: Changes to Covid-19 Policies
Dear Campus Community,
Due to excellent vaccination participation and based on current CDC/ADH guidelines, the Risk Management Task Force will implement the following changes to SAU’s Covid-19 management policies.
We will continue to monitor public health conditions in our region and adjust as necessary throughout the summer to maintain a healthy campus environment. Fall 2021 policies, procedures, and protocols have not been established; updated information will be provided as available.
Thank you to everyone who received the vaccine to date! Please continue to encourage others to do so. Together we truly can make a difference.
Beginning May 1:
· Face coverings will be optional on SAU’s campus unless otherwise posted.*
o New signs will be placed on campus reflecting the new policy.
o Labs will remain mask mandatory.
o Those members of our community who are at greatest risk will continue to be completely supported.
§ Special signage will be placed in areas where masks will be required for entry.
· Face-to-face meetings/events (both indoors and outdoors) will be permitted.
o Indoor meetings should maintain some level of social distancing.
o Participants who are high-risk should be allowed to participate through Zoom or some other platform.
o Food consumption will be allowed both indoors and outdoors.
§ Four persons per table should be the maximum seated at any one table to continue to provide distancing.
§ Food policies for Reynolds meeting rooms will be provided in the Covid capacity room information.
§ Self-serve will be allowed; hand sanitizer must be provided.
· Event requests should continue being submitted to the Task Force through the Facilities Request Landing Page.
o The Task Force will continue to monitor events to support public health safety measures.
o External events on campus are still prohibited until after August 18, 2021.
· Daily personal screening submissions to University Health will no longer be required. Please continue to monitor your personal health.
· Covid capacities for campus spaces will be increased to reflect updated CDC guidelines of 3 feet distancing.
· The Provost and Deans will continue to monitor public health conditions and work with faculty and the Task Force during the summer to revise classroom policies.
· Campus operations should return to full-occupancy with all community members reporting to on-campus/in-office work daily.
o Community members seeking a remote-work continuation should complete the online request form here: https://web.saumag.edu/human-resources/remote/.
o A signed, written, doctor’s letter documenting medical condition for request should be attached in the description field.
*SB590 was delivered to the Governor April 23. We fully expect that in 90 days we will not have the ability to mandate the use of face coverings.
Have a great last four days of the spring semester, enjoy a break this summer, stay safe, be well, and remain Muleriderstrong!
The Risk Management Task Force