If your office has an open floor plan, be sure to maintain at least 6 feet between yourself and others. You may need
to change your seating arrangements to achieve safe social distance, and position your chair so you are not directly
facing another person.
Each division and department should assess open work environments, shared spaces and meeting rooms, and adopt
measures to physically separate and increase distance between employees, guests, visitors and customers, such as:
In private offices, no more than one person should be in the office unless at least 6 feet of social distance can be
maintained at all times. Face masks or coverings should be worn at all times if more than one person is in the room.
In reception and receiving areas, face masks or coverings must be worn by every person at all times. Face masks or
coverings must be worn at all times on campus in public areas, such as common workspaces, hallways, stairwells,
elevators, conference rooms and break rooms.
All of our learning spaces were assessed for capacity and social distancing. Some classrooms were reconfigured to
for more space between students and faculty, and some classes may be taught in larger or new venues. Please check
schedule to verify the location of the learning space. CMU custodial staff will continue to clean and disinfect
classroom areas, and cleaning supplies continue to be available in each classroom so faculty and students may clean
chairs and desks between classes should they wish to do so. Hand sanitizer stations are available at main building
entrances and outside classrooms.
Practice social distancing when using an elevator. Limit the number of people in the elevator, and wear a mask or
covering. When you exit the elevator, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer. CMU custodians will wipe down elevator
buttons frequently throughout the day.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to recommend avoiding crowded areas and mass
as convening in groups increases the risk of viral transmission. Follow the university's guidelines for allowable
size for meetings and events.
When possible, hold meetings virtually, at least in part. The Office of Information Technology offers guidance for use
of tools such as Webex and Teams.
If it is necessary to meet in person, group size should be limited, and participants must maintain at least 6 feet of
separation to meet social distancing guidelines. Departments and divisions should remove chairs, rearrange tables
seating, add visual cues, and take other steps to encourage distancing.
Whenever possible during your time on campus, consider using tools such as email, Teams, phone and other ways to
communicate with colleagues and supervisors to limit in-person, face-to-face interactions.
When visiting a residential restaurant or other campus dining facility to pick up food, wear your mask or face
and maintain 6 feet of distance from other customers. If you are eating in a work environment, such as a break room:
If you use public transportation or shared ride services to come to campus, please practice the following safety
measures to protect yourself and others:
Faculty, staff and students with parking permits should continue to park in the lots designated for their permits. To
obtain a parking permit or for more information, contact Parking Services.
All entrances to buildings will have signs and markings to remind everyone of social distancing requirements.
Inside facilities, you are encouraged to keep right in stairwells and hallways and to make every effort to maintain
Building coordinators and staff will assess each facility and implement social distancing assistance measures, where
Research activities across the Central Michigan University campus will continue in spring 2021 with our commitment to
the safety of all participants. All researchers (students, staff, and faculty) should refer to the Office of Research
and Graduate Studies website on COVID-19 guidance. Some activities, such as human subjects research, will
additional safety protocols that must be approved in advance of conducting research. In all instances, researchers
should practice proper social distancing and implement enhanced cleaning of laboratory environments. Remember that
wearing a face mask is compulsory inside all CMU research facilities. Additional questions concerning COVID-19
can be directed to Jennifer Walton, director of the Office of Laboratory and
The CDC recommends maintaining social distance from others both indoors and outdoors. CMU requires social distancing
campus and in satellite locations to limit exposure to the COVID-19 virus and to slow its spread.
Remember: People can spread the virus before they even know they are sick, so it is important to take steps to
yourself and others. Practice social distancing, and wear a mask or face covering, even if you have no symptoms.
steps are especially important for people at higher risk for COVID-19, and CMU requires everyone on campus to follow
Campus events remain canceled until further notice.
For the safety of our CMU community, all guests and visitors are required to adhere to the CMU rules outlined on this
website and to follow all appropriate CDC guidance, including the practice of social distancing and the use of
while on campus.
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