Update - May 1, 2020

Limited Re-opening Plan for the University of Evansville

Effective: May 4, 2020

  1. Campus will remain closed to the public, including the Library, the Ridgway University Center, and the Fitness Center.
  2. All classes throughout the summer will be online.
  3. Except in very rare cases approved by the Office of Residence Life, students will not be permitted to live in campus housing.
  4. Employees who can work remotely should continue to work from home, going into the office only when necessary.
  5. An authorization letter is not necessary to be on campus.
  6. All buildings will remain locked.
  7. Employees with an elevated risk of severe illness, or employees who share a home space with somebody with an elevated risk, should continue sheltering in place and working remotely.
  8. Work from campus will be authorized in limited circumstances, including:
    • Anyone working on campus is required to complete the COVID-19 Health Screen. This screening must be completed each day an employee is on campus prior to coming to campus.
    • Faculty may enter their office or lab spaces to teach their online courses or to conduct research as long as these things can be done with little in-person contact with other people.
    • Employees who need to access their offices or other campus spaces to work effectively may do so as long as they can maintain social distance with others. Ideally, employees should work in an office with a closed door. In all cases, workspaces must be spaced with at least 6 feet between them at all times.
    • Beginning on May 24, and if approved by the State of Indiana, students who have received express permission to be on campus to work on projects related to their course of study, may come to campus if they can do so safely while observing strict social distancing procedures.
  9. Meetings should be held with Zoom or other teleconferencing platforms, even if all participants in the meeting are on campus.
  10. Employees should not travel on university business unless a trip is approved by the President or area Vice President.
  11. Anyone coming on to campus should observe the following precautions:
    • Wear protective gear, including a face covering, when traveling to and from their workspace.
    • Use disinfectant wipes or other equipment to disinfect computer surfaces, desktops, or other surface areas that you touch.
    • Wash hands regularly and use anti-microbial hand sanitizer after touching objects or surfaces.
    • Eliminate the commonly shared break room and/or a coffee pot and other “kitchen items”
    • Reduce or eliminate the sharing of office equipment and the transmission of paper documents between employees.
    • Take temperature at least once, and preferably twice a day, and do not come into work with an elevated temperature.
    • Individuals should not come on to campus while showing any of the following symptoms:
      • Fever
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Chills
      • Repeated shaking with chills
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Lack of appetite, diarrhea, and vomiting
    • Anyone who begins showing any of the above symptoms while at work should leave immediately and not return until they are free of symptoms.
    • If you share a home space with somebody who has tested positive for COVID-19, or come in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should self-quarantine for at least 14 days from the date of last contact.

Return to the Coronavirus Updates Page