There are a multitude of mission and operating needs that necessitate campus visits by members beyond the university community.
Campus visits may occur outdoors if in compliance with outdoor COVID-19 behavior signage, as well as other government requirements and university guidance.
Visitors to indoor spaces require pre-approval by appropriate division representatives. Visitor hosts should use procedures described below. Ad hoc approaches can be used for unique needs, such as welcoming new students and families; however, such approaches should include advance prevention measure communications, requests to self-screen on the day of visits, and appropriate on-site visitor monitoring.
Some departments and programs have more frequent needs to selectively host campus visits. That includes the Office of Admission, Logger athletics, and the Department of Human Resources. Other academic and nonacademic departments and programs have less frequent, but appropriate needs to facilitate visits. Campus visits by essential vendors and contractors also must be accommodated and managed.
The guidelines and procedures above address the following considerations:
The provost and vice presidents have overall responsibility for managing visits within their areas of responsibility. They provide guidance for limiting visits to important mission and/or essential operating purposes. Limitations will vary over time relative to COVID-19 conditions and/or government and health department requirements and guidance.
The provost and vice presidents may approve visits or delegate visitor approval authority to their department or program leaders.