Transitioning to campus phases

Research Ramp-Up (beginning July 2)

The return to full research activity on university campuses began in July. While physical distancing was not required, mask wearing and hygiene routines continued. A record of all staff working in the lab was maintained for contact tracing purposesRefer to the COVID-19 Response Information for Researchers and Research Groups for more information.

Critical Services (August 2021 to September 2021)

Roles that were critical to support the reintroduction of in-person activities began to transition in early August, including staff who were engaged in direct support to students. Academic faculty, instructors, and others whose work supported learning activities prepared for the return of students to in-person learning. Joining staff who worked on our campuses throughout the pandemic, these faculty and staff helped to welcome our students back to campus life.

State of Public Health Emergency Declared (September 2021)

A state of public health emergency was declared on September 16. Staff whose physical presence is not required (e.g. other than in-person class instruction, in-person medical services, student services, etc.) and who can work from home transitioned to remote service.

Selective Expansion (October 2021 to December 2021)

Once the state of public health emergency is lifted, faculty/unit administrative staff may transition to campus in accordance with applicable public health measures. In particular, staff whose work will be enhanced by in-person delivery of service to leaders, administrators, faculty, instructors, and fellow staff members will be welcomed to campus.

Full Transition (January 2022)

At this time, we anticipate that wherever possible all staff will return to on-campus work by the end of January.