Photo gallery Preparing classrooms for students’ return
Classrooms, common spaces and other areas are being prepared for fall with the safety of students, faculty and staff in mind. Staff members from the Space Management Office, part of the Facilities Planning & Management Department, are using signs, chair placement and seating location stickers to ensure students will be physically distanced in classrooms. In some places, traffic patterns are set up so people enter at certain spots and exit at others. The physical distancing guidelines, along with measures such as enhanced cleaning and requiring face masks indoors, are part of the university’s Smart Restart plan.
Members of a facilities planning committee meet to test installation of new Smart Restart building signage at the Health Sciences Learning Center.
Signs will identify designated entry points, places to stand, and traffic patterns.
Classroom spaces for the fall are set up according to physical distancing guidelines as part of the Smart Restart plan.
The placement of chairs and traffic patterns within classrooms are being carefully planned.
Staff member Donovan Kron places a seating location sticker on a seat back in a reconfigured lecture hall.
Students can sit in the spots marked with green stickers.
Kron and Kate Larsh of the Space Management Office measure and place seating stickers on common area furniture in Ingraham Hall.
Larsh (left) and Tom Wise (right) measure a classroom that is being reconfigured.
Larsh (left) and Kron (right) move extra chairs and tables from a larger classroom to a smaller space in Ingraham Hall.