Information for faculty and staff in the School of Journalism and Communication
Fall 2020 Allen Hall Guidelines
General Covid-19 Guidelines
Before you come to campus, do a symptom self-check, put on a face mask, and wash your hands.
If you begin to feel symptoms or discover you have contracted COVID-19, please contact Juan-Carlos Molleda, Tom Rozinski, Josh Buetow, and your supervisor as quickly as possible. Do not come to campus.
Maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from others at all times.
Face coverings are required on campus at all times, unless you are in your office alone. When alone in your office, please have your face covering nearby so it you can put it on quickly, should someone enter your office.
If you do not have a face covering, disposable masks will be available in Faculty Services (Allen 219) and the IT Desk on the third floor. Supplies are limited, so please take only one, if you need it. You can also request a plastic face shield from Tom Rozinski (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Masks will be offered to people in the building without them.
If you are exhibiting symptoms, building staff will ask you to go home.
If you are interested in getting a COVID-19 test, please contact your doctor. You can also find an unofficial list of Lane County testing locations and times on the UO Institute for Policy Research and Engagement website.
Building Access and Cleaning
Allen Hall will be locked, available by prox access only. Students registered for SOJC classes are automatically granted prox access to Allen Hall. Contact information to obtain access will be on each door. GEs and faculty should confirm that their prox access is activated by contacting Tami Oar (email@example.com).
Elevator capacity will be limited to two people.
Student building monitors will be on duty during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. Some will be monitoring for safety protocols and reporting violations to the building manager, while others will be sanitizing the building.
SOJC will work to exceed campus cleaning standards.
Building staff will use an electrostatic sprayer to disinfect the building at least once per day.
Staff will disinfect restrooms multiple times throughout each day.
Offices, meeting rooms, labs, and public areas have been stocked with sanitizing wipes and disinfectant lotion. Please use these items and wipe down surfaces when you arrive and before you leave the room.
All advising should take place remotely. If this is not possible, please maintain at least 6 feet of space from the advisee during the meeting. Everyone present must be wearing a mask.
Meeting Rooms, Study Spaces, and Dining Spaces
You may schedule Allen 308, 313, 332, or 213 for meetings via WebCheckout, each with a maximum capacity of 4 persons. Allen 228 is reservable for one person only.
Allen 138, 230, and 307 will not be available.
A large outdoor tent will be available outside of Allen Hall near the beginning of fall term for eating meals as well as socially distanced meetings and gatherings.
Eating food outside designated dining areas will likely be prohibited. More details to come.
The furniture in Allen Hall common spaces has been rearranged to accommodate physical distancing requirements. Moving furniture is not permitted.
Multiple buildings on campus will be designated as open studying spaces, including the EMU and Knight Library. The full list of open buildings will be posted on the UO Coronavirus website.
Seating in the computer labs has been rearranged for physical distancing. Additional lab spaces have been added to accommodate the increased need for space. Details will be provided upon request.
Students can reserve individual computers in each lab via WebCheckout in 3-hour shifts. You may make up to 5 reservations at a time.
The labs will be cleaned at least once a day.
Studios and Production Spaces
Each studio/production space (broadcast, podcast, VR, esports) will be available for reservation during two shifts per weekday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 2–5 p.m. Please make reservations via WebCheckout.
Contact Matt Schmidt (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a reservation on weekends or evenings.
Maximum capacity for each studio is marked on the door.
All people in the room must wear masks at all time and maintain 6 feet of physical distancing.
Staff will clean studio spaces between sessions.
Equipment will be issued directly to students of certain classes for the length of the term. Your instructor will provide details.
Other checkouts must be arranged by appointment only. Contact Matt Schmidt (email@example.com) to make a request for production or VR equipment.
All equipment must be returned by November 25, 2020 (before Thanksgiving break).
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