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The health and safety of everyone who comes to Rutgers is a shared responsibility. Following these community safety practices will help protect yourself and others. See the Resources page for helpful posters, guides, and other materials.

Access Control System: Buildings will continue to be secured given the reduced on-campus population.

ID Cards: Given that face coverings will be commonplace, Rutgers ID cards must be worn at all times while on campus and/or in Rutgers buildings.

Visitors

  • Visitors with no legitimate business purpose and guests are not allowed in workplaces
  • Department heads must carefully consider the need for in-person meetings and invite visitors with legitimate business purpose selectively
  • All visitors must sign in using the host department’s sign-in log
  • Department heads must implement a visitor sign-in log, using the template provided
  • Sign-in log records must be retained and be readily accessible

Building Entry/Reception, High-Traffic Buildings

  • Where crowding of entrances may occur, departments and building coordinators should be flexible on employee arrival and departure times to reduce congestion during typical “rush hours” of the business day
  • Some high-traffic buildings may have designated building access and egress doors, floor markings designating travel routes and/or distance markers, and employees shall obey all directional signage that may be in place
  • Reception areas in high-traffic buildings may have clear screening materials installed between the security/reception staff and the traffic area
  • Seating in lobbies or waiting areas may be removed to promote social distancing and clear lanes of travel
  • Building lobbies may have signage installed describing required face covering use, social distancing, and gathering protocols
  • Building lobbies may have hand sanitizer stations in strategic locations (to the extent that supply is available) as well as added trash receptacles to encourage appropriate mask disposal behavior

Shipping and Receiving Areas: Designated shipping and receiving areas should be limited to deliveries and appropriate staff to minimize cross-circulation and to ensure that employees use the appropriate building entrance.

Lobbies/Common Areas/Amenities

  • Elevator lobbies may have hand sanitizer stations in strategic locations (to the extent that supply is available) as well as floor markings to encourage social distancing when queuing
  • Seating in lobbies, amenity spaces, or waiting areas may be removed or rearranged to promote social distancing and clear lanes of travel
  • Amenities spaces such as fitness facilities will remain out of service
  • Cafeteria and dining areas may have tables and chairs removed, to restrict the number of people in the room and encourage social distancing
  • Medium- and large-sized conference and meeting rooms may have revised maximum occupancies posted, and furniture removed or rearranged accordingly