Building hours and building access 

From July 6 through August 17, 2020, main campus buildings are open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the University's working hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. 

Students may only access the Birch Building and the two computer labs in the Fir Building until the end of August.

New safety measures on campus 

As we prepare for greater on-campus activity, the University is establishing several changes to promote health and safety in response to COVID-19. Among the changes on campus there will be:

  • physical distancing barriers;
  • wellness checks for employees, students and visitors;
  • occupancy limits for all spaces on campus;
  • reconfiguring or removing furniture to meet physical distancing requirements;
  • increased handwashing facilities, supplies and personal protective equipment guidelines for use, where necessary; and
  • training for the new campus work and learning environment for both students and employees.

Please review the new safety procedures, the CapU Exposure Control Plan (pdf) and the COVID-19 Safe Work Practice - Office and Administrative Spaces (pdf) in the Health and Safety information for employees and consult your manager for more information if you are preparing to work on campus.

Procedures for working on campus

At this time, employees are encouraged to continue to work from home when it is operationally possible and approved by their manager. However, you may work on campus if you have completed the COVID-19 safe work practices training, self-assessment and on-campus work scheduling. Please review the directions for training, self-assessment and scheduling (pdf).

To ensure the safety of everyone and to support contact tracing, you are required to enter your upcoming on-campus work schedules in PurelyHR. Faculty do not currently use PurelyHR; deans and department chairs will provide further information for faculty on recording on-campus activity.

Technology equipment & furniture loan program

Through a centralized and coordinated process, employees may request to borrow the following equipment for the purpose of working temporarily from home:

  • computer
  • monitor
  • keyboard/mouse
  • headset/microphone
  • webcam
  • chair

To submit a request, please speak with your manager who will facilitate the request with IT Services or Facilities.

The care and transport of these items from campus to home is the responsibility of the individual borrower.

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