Preparation of Space

Facilities services, in coordination with Custodial Services worked hard to prepare every space in every building for the fall 2020 semester. Below are primary measures that were implemented.

Common Areas

Common areas were reconfigured to encourage appropriate physical distancing. Below are examples of how we addressed various spaces to prepare for the fall:

Stairwells: All stairwells are clearly marked as either "up" or "down" to control traffic flow.

Entries & Corridors: Entries are equipped with kiosks that scan the CVKey app QR code, indicating you have completed and passed the daily health assessment. Every hallway and corridor is equipped with hand sanitizer. Directional signs encourage traffic flow in one direction.

Bathrooms: Bathrooms have equipped with the Step-n-pull lever (a mechanism that allows you to open a door using your foot). Trash cans have been placed outside of restrooms in many cases so doors can be opened using paper towels, which can then be discarded.

Drinking Fountains: Water fountains have been turned off for the foreseeable future and will not be available for use. Water bottle filling stations will remain operational.

Doors: Door push plates and door handles are cleaned regularly.

Additional opening methods such as foot pull doors are being added to reduce touching exposed surfaces.


Classroom Spaces

Classroom seating and furniture was reconfigured for appropriate physical distancing. Plexiglass barriers were added to provide additional protection to instructors.

 


Tents

Large tents have been erected on campus to provide additional study spaces between classes. The tents are equipped with access to electricity and Jayhawk WiFi.

Instructors can reserve the tent between Price computing center and the Robinson tennis courts/volleyball courts for classroom needs.

 


Office Spaces

Office spaces and common areas within office suites have been reconfigured in collaboration with departments and units to provide appropriate physical distancing for both employees and visitors.

(page updated 8/25/20)