Classroom Safety Operations


To encourage safe operations in classrooms. Classrooms will be the most common shared spaces amongst students, faculty and staff. Following theses safety protocols will better protect against the spread of COVID-19:


  • Signage will be placed in all classrooms to indicate where desks/chairs will be placed to maintain physical distance between students.
  • Students will be required to sit in desks/chairs that have been marked to accommodate the proper physical distance.
  • Classrooms that have two doors will be marked so that there is one entrance and one exit.
  • Academic building will be marked with one-way flow of traffic, physical distancing reminders and other signs that will need to be followed.

Classroom Circulation

  • The students from the previous class will always completely exit prior to the next class entering.
  • Students need to always keep to the right and walk in one direction to prevent cross traffic in the classroom.
  • Students will file into the classroom, always staying towards their right, walking to the farthest chair from the entrance.
  • Upon the completion of the class, the student closest to the exit will leave first, following row by row until the room is empty.

Cleaning and Disinfection

  • Classrooms will be cleaned and disinfected by Physical Plant nightly prior to when classes are scheduled.
  • As students enter the classroom they will have access to supplies to clean their workspace.
    • A paper towel dispenser and cleaning solution will be available in all classrooms.
  • Professors are responsible to clean their workspace prior to class. This includes the keyboard, mouse and their work station.
    • Professors will receive a packet of wipes from their department to clean these items.

Scheduling Classrooms

  • Priority for scheduling classrooms will go to Academic classes.
  • After academic classes are scheduled, time for cleaning and disinfection will be scheduled.
  • If time blocks remain available, classrooms can be scheduled for student activities and meetings.

Classroom Supplies

  • Professors will receive chalk, markers and erasers from their Department Office that they will be responsible to bring to class.
  • 4’ by 4’ moveable plexiglass stands will be put in classrooms so that professors can move to their preferred teaching position to accommodate the removal of mask.

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are required by students in the classroom.
  • Professors can remove face covering when directly behind the supplied plexiglass. As soon as they move away from the plexiglass they are required to put on their mask.


  • Students will be allowed to work at the chalk/white board in a classroom as long as they can maintain physical distancing and are wearing a mask.

(updated 7/28/2020)