In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are asking everyone to take personal responsibility to protect the health and safety of Indiana University faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, all faculty, staff, students, contractors, suppliers, vendors, and visitors are required to wear cloth face coverings in all hallways, elevators, public spaces, and common areas, and when entering all IU buildings.
Cloth face coverings must also be worn in office spaces and outdoor spaces where physical distancing is difficult to maintain.
Wearing a face covering is not required in private offices or when alone in a space.
This new requirement coincides with the resumption of laboratory research in accordance with the recommendations of the Research Restart Committee. The procedures for restarting laboratory research can be found on the Office of the Vice President for Research website. It also aligns with the CDC’s recommendation to wear cloth face coverings in public settings.
IU will be providing two cloth face coverings to all faculty, staff, and students before the fall 2020 semester begins. Interim measures have been taken for the specific groups of individuals returning to campus on June 1.
In addition to wearing cloth face coverings, you must also take the following personal precautions while on campus:
- Practice physical distancing at all times (at least six feet of physical separation between yourself and others).
- Practice good personal hygiene, including washing hands frequently with soap and water or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap is unavailable.
- Routinely clean and sanitize your work space and shared equipment.
- Adhere to the guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as federal and state governmental authorities, in order to protect your own health and the health of the entire IU community.
Our collective health and safety depends on everyone doing their part to protect our community. We are counting on you!
Visit coronavirus.iu.edu for information related to COVID-19 and public health and safety guidance.
Visit fall2020.iu.edu for information and links about resuming research, teaching, and learning on campus.