Campus Guidelines

UConn is entering the fall semester with the confidence that when we 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 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.
  • Current visitor guidelines and COVID-19 health and safety resources can be found on the Environmental Health and Safety website.

Social Distancing

Outside: Social distancing will not be required outside of buildings.

Inside, for vaccinated individuals: Social distancing will not be required for students, faculty, and staff inside buildings including residence spaces, offices, laboratories, or classrooms since student vaccinations are mandatory.

Inside, for unvaccinated individuals: For their own protection, unvaccinated individuals are requested to maintain 6 feet social distancing space from others when inside offices, classrooms, laboratories, and other buildings.

Masking

Outside: Masking will not be required outside of buildings. However, those who are not vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue to wear masks outside.

Inside (policy): Masks are required when indoors. This includes classrooms and laboratories, and applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff.

Inside (exceptions): Previous exceptions are rescinded except for those working alone in an enclosed space, such as an office, lab, or other workspace with walls that are five feet tall or higher.

When eating indoors six-foot social distancing must be observed. If this is not possible food should be taken outdoors or to an area where social distancing is possible. This does not apply to dining halls or living spaces within residence halls and apartments.

Masks Distancing* Special Considerations
Classroom Required Not required No eating; brief unmasking permitted to drink.
Library Facilities Required Not required No eating; brief unmasking permitted to drink.
Indoor Events Required Not required except to eat or drink Events with food and drink should be planned for safe distancing.
Outdoor Events Recommended but not required Recommended if unmasked Events with food and drink should be planned for safe distancing.
Research Labs Required Not required 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 Recommended In limited pre-approved situations, vaccinated performers may remove masks while maintaining appropriate distance from others.
In-Person Meetings Required Not required except to eat or drink Meetings with food and drink should be planned to ensure for safe distancing.

OR

If distancing cannot be maintained--No eating; brief unmasking permitted to drink.

Private office or cubicle with 5ft min. height walls Not required when alone; Required with visitors present Not required When meeting in a private office, follow “In-Person Meetings” guidance described above.
Common Spaces (Indoors) Required Not required No eating; brief unmasking permitted to drink.
Common Spaces (Outdoors) Recommended but not required Recommended if unmasked
Dining/Breakrooms Masks may be removed while eating and drinking Maintain distance and limit time in common dining facilities

*Unvaccinated individuals should distance for their own protection.