Health and Safety Measures

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Mask Up Mariners! Everyone on campus must wear face coverings and maintain at least six feet of distance from others.

Quick Reference: COVID-19 Reporting Scenarios
Full Version: COVID-19 Exposure and Reporting Procedure

Updated January 23, 2021

Entry and Exit Points

Entry to buildings will be limited. Many entries will be locked and deemed inactive. You may not hold, or prop open inactive doors for any other person. After entering a building or facility, wash or sanitize your hands at the nearest restroom and follow signage and all physical distancing guidelines outlined herein.

Active building and facility entrance and exit points have been mapped. Buildings may include signage or directions, including directional signage signifying flow, physical distancing signage showing where people should stand (in certain areas), and informational signage regarding protocols in the Site-Specific Protection Plan (SPP) and Room-Specific Protection Plans (RPP). Be mindful of following the directional signage and be prepared to change your routine to adhere to the new circulation patterns.

Building Interiors

Everyone on campus should maintain at least six feet of distance from others. All classroom chairs or desks will be staggered to achieve six feet of distance. Face coverings must always be worn on campus in public settings (e.g., common workspaces, public spaces, hallways, stairwells, elevators, meeting rooms, classrooms, breakrooms, restrooms, outdoor spaces on campus, etc.) and while in a shared workspace or room. Everyone should use their own computer, phone, headset, and equipment, and not use others’ equipment.


Ensure physical distancing is achieved in restrooms. You may have to wait outside a restroom if it is being currently used.


Elevator usage should follow capacity limits. When using the elevator, employees must wear a face covering and should wash their hands or use hand sanitizer with 60 percent alcohol upon leaving the elevator. Custodial crews will be wiping down elevator buttons more frequently during the day.


Convening in groups carries a high risk of viral transmission. Where feasible, meetings should be held using online collaboration tools (e.g., Zoom). When allowed, in-person class meetings are limited to the restrictions of gathering sizes, assuming individuals can still maintain 6 feet of separation for physical distancing requirements.


Maintenance and Operations staff have installed plexiglass barriers at highly visited areas. Desks and chairs may be removed from an active area and moved to on inactive area. Employees are encouraged to remove common high-touch items that are available to multiple people such as pens and snacks.

Exterior Doors

Active exterior doors may be propped open during operational hours to reduce virus transmission by facilitating non-touch entry and exit. Campus police will check to ensure identified doors remain locked to reduce uncounted possible virus introduction.


If you are working in a personal office, no more than one person should be in the office unless the required physical distance can be consistently maintained. If more than one person is in a room, face coverings should always be worn.

COVID-19 Exposure and Reporting Procedure

The procedure details how to respond when students, employees, and authorized visitors have had potential exposure, confirmed exposure, or positive lab test results for COVID-19. It is imperative that the District procedures are followed to reduce the spread of the virus, keep our community safe, and our classes on schedule.