Interim guidelines effective until January 29, 2022
UConn is entering the spring semester with the confidence that when we continue to all work together, we can succeed. Maintaining safety precautions and following the community expectations are necessary acts of support for all members of UConn Nation. We are mitigating risk through sound protocols and prevention efforts involving vaccination and testing, health screening and monitoring, community engagement, structural prevention measures, and cleaning and hygiene.
- UConn is continuously monitoring CDC guidance and guidelines set forth by the State of Connecticut.
- Signage throughout campus provides the community with relevant precautions and policies.
- COVID-19 health and safety resources can be found on the Environmental Health and Safety website.
- FAQs for Academic Operations can be found on the Office of the Provost website.
- Current Visitor Guidelines can be found on the Visitors page.
Outside: Physical distancing will not be required outside of buildings. Exception: when unmasked, 6ft distancing will be required.
Inside: 6 ft distancing will be recommended for students, faculty, and staff inside buildings regardless of vaccination status. Events and meetings should plan for 50% capacities.
Outside: Masking will be required outside of buildings where 6 ft distance cannot be maintained.
Inside: Masks are required when indoors.
Inside (exceptions): For those working alone in an enclosed space, such as an office, lab, or while seated in a cubicle with walls that are five feet tall or higher.
When eating indoors, 6 ft physical distancing must be observed. If this is not possible, food should be taken outdoors or to an area where physical distancing is possible. This also applies to dining halls or living spaces within residence halls and apartments.
|Classroom||Required||TBD||No eating; brief unmasking permitted to drink|
|Library Facilities||Required||Recommended (6 ft)||No eating; brief unmasking permitted to drink|
|Indoor Events||Required||Recommended (6 ft) or 50% capacity||No eating; brief unmasking permitted to drink|
|Outdoor Events||Required||Recommended; Required (6 ft) to eat or drink||Events with food and drink should be planned for safe distancing|
|Research Labs||Required||Recommended (6 ft)||Eating and drinking is not permitted in laboratories|
|Performance Labs and Practice Spaces
(dramatic arts and music)
|Required; bell covers required on wind and brass instruments||Recommended (6 ft)||No eating; brief unmasking permitted to drink|
|In-Person Meetings||Required||Recommended (6 ft) or 50% capacity||No eating; brief unmasking permitted to drink|
|Private office or cubicle with 5ft min. height walls||Not required when alone and seated; Required with visitors present||Recommended (6 ft)||When meeting in a private office, follow “In-Person Meetings” guidance described above|
|Common Spaces (Indoors)||Required||Recommended (6 ft)||No eating; brief unmasking permitted to drink|
|Common Spaces (Outdoors)||Required||Recommended; Required (6 ft) to eat or drink|
|Dining/Breakrooms||Masks may be removed while actively eating and drinking||Required (6 ft) and limit time in common dining facilities||While eating or drinking, minimize time in proximity to others|