Campus Guidelines

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.

Physical Distancing

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.

Masking

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.

Masks Distancing Special Considerations
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