Phased Plan for Return to Campus: Overview

The following Road Map outlines how the University might begin to slowly re-engage on campus. We will move to each phase as quickly and as carefully as possible.

 

Phased Return to Campus Schedule

We will begin to resume campus activities in a phased approach. As we begin to return to campus, we must be ready to provide as safe an environment as is possible for our community members as we move through the phases of re-engagement with a focus on Fall.

This page has been updated as of August 6, 2020.

Click on an image below to read more about each phase of reopening.

Phase 1 graphic

Select labs and research can resume on campus and in field

Phase 2 graphic

On-campus pilot with identified groups of residential students, faculty, and staff

Phase 3 graphic

Plan for students and employees to begin to return to campus

Phased Reopening Presentation

Summer Johnson McGee, Ph.D., CPH, outlines the phased reopening process.

Campus Health & Safety Overview

 

Phased Reopening Plan

Please note dates are subject to change based on government regulations and health advisories.

Item Phase 0 (Baseline) Phase 1 (June 1, 2020) Phase 2 (July 6, 2020) Phase 3 (Aug. 14, 2020)
Essential/Student Facing Employee Work Location On-Campus On-Campus On-Campus On-Campus
Non-Student Facing Employee Work Location Remote Remote Remote Remote (or On-Campus Only with Permission of Supervisor)
Physical Distancing Requirements (Minimum 6 Feet) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Mask Usage N/A Required Required Required
Student Clubs, Groups, Teams, Organizations Remote Remote Remote Face to face per physical distancing requirements
Student Facilities (Gym, Library, Lounges) Closed Closed Closed Open per physical distancing requirements
University-owned Residence Halls Open only to those unable to return to permanent residence Open only to those unable to return to permanent residence Open only to those unable to return to permanent residence & pilot program students only Open
University-owned Apartments & Residences Open only to those unable to return to permanent residence Open only to those unable to return to permanent residence Open only to those unable to return to permanent residence & pilot program students only Open
Dining Services Closed Closed Closed Dining resumes normal operations per physical distancing requirements. Meal plan begins Aug. 18.
University sponsored travel Not permitted Restricted: approval necessary from Provost (academic travel) or CFO (administrative travel) Restricted: approval necessary from Provost (academic travel) or CFO (administrative travel) Restricted: approval necessary from Provost (academic travel) or CFO (administrative travel)
COVID-19 Testing N/A N/A TBD All students and employees must have a negative molecular SARS-COV2 RT-PCR test taken within 5 days of their return to campus
14-Day Quarantine N/A N/A Required for anyone coming to campus from a high COVID positive state currently subject to travel restrictions by the State of Connecticut Required for anyone coming to campus from a high COVID positive state currently subject to travel restrictions by the State of Connecticut
Wellness Checks N/A Daily Daily Daily

*A baseline is included in the table above to illustrate current operations at the University as of May 8, 2020, which aligned with the Governor’s stay-at-home orders at that time. All aspects of this proposed phasing is subject to CDC guidelines and public health guidance from the State of Connecticut.