Campus Access and Protocols Effective June 15, 2021

Pandemic conditions continue to improve and the state of California is preparing to further lift COVID-19 public health restrictions. In light of these improvements, we will be lifting the requirement for faculty and staff to submit pre-approval forms for campus access.  As of June 15, faculty and staff will no longer need to submit applications for Infrequent Campus Access and Instructional Activities Protocols.  Faculty, staff, and students should confer with their immediate supervisor (department chair) with the date(s) and times(s) they will visit, for the supervisor to share with the college or unit resource managers.  This change also applies to essential personnel who support these activities.  This information will be collected to enable contact of employees who may be considered a close contact should a confirmed positive COVID-19 case be reported.

Please note that campus buildings have been locked for safety reasons while the campus community has been largely working remotely. Faculty, staff, and students who are seeking access to campus buildings should coordinate with their college resource manager or associate dean to determine if a staff member will be available to grant them access through a locked door, or they may contact Public Safety to ask to be admitted at 323-343-3700.

For those faculty members whose research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA) access has already been approved, the safety requirements specified in their Environmental Health & Safety site assessment must continue to be observed - specifically concerning the numbers and names of the individuals included in the approval and the physical distancing requirements.  However, the maximum number of hours per week will be lifted.  Personnel may access the building during any normal business operation hours. Those faculty who have not received prior approval to resume RSCA must still submit a RSCA Reopening Application so that their research space can be assessed for maximum occupancy and approved personnel can verify completion of COVID-19 and lab safety training.

To park on campus during your visit, you may need to enroll or re-activate your parking payroll deduction or purchase a summer semester parking permit.

DRIVE-THRU DISTRIBUTION AND COLLECTION OF MATERIALS PROTOCOL and checklist

UPDATE EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2021: Distributions will still be required but this request is no longer contingent on completing an Instructional Activities Protocol (IAP) Application.  

NOTE: During the month of July, no distributions will be hosted to prepare for Commencement, which includes allowing time for vendors to bring in equipment and set up and later dismantle the equipment.

Review the Drive-thru Distribution and Collection of Materials Protocol and Checklist
 

INFREQUENT CAMPUS VISIT PROTOCOL

UPDATE EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2021: Faculty and staff will no longer be required to submit applications for an Infrequent Campus Visit application. 

Faculty, staff, and students should confer with their immediate supervisor (department chair) with the date(s) and times(s) they will visit, for the supervisor to share with the college or unit resource managers.  This change also applies to essential personnel who support these activities.  This information will be collected to enable contact of employees who may be considered a close contact should a confirmed positive COVID-19 case be reported.

If a vendor and/or contractor needs to perform work on campus, the Department/College is responsible for entering the vendor/contractor information into the Visitor Log located on the Health Watch page. 

RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP CREATIVE ACTIVITY (RSCA) PROTOCOL

UPDATE EFFECTIVE TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2021: 

For those faculty members whose research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA) access has already been approved, the safety requirements specified in their Environmental Health & Safety site assessment must continue to be observed - specifically concerning the numbers and names of the individuals included in the approval and the physical distancing requirements.  However, the maximum number of hours per week will be lifted.  Personnel may access the building during any normal business operation hours (6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday).  

See the list of select buildings with extended hours below.

Faculty who have not received prior approval to resume RSCA must still submit a RSCA Reopening Application so that their research space can be assessed for maximum occupancy and approved personnel can verify completion of COVID-19 and lab safety training.

Any faculty requesting lab or studio consideration for the restoration of Research Scholarship Creative Activity will need to follow the RSCA approval process. Reopening considerations will be different for individual labs or studios. Each lab or studio must have an approved safety and reoccupation plan. The RSCA approval process involves five steps: 1) complete all required safety training; 2) complete the RSCA Reopening Application and Rationale Form; 3) send documents to RSCA College Review Committee; 4) request a Safety Site Assessment; and 5) submit RSCA application material via DocuSign.

Faculty/PI will submit the RSCA Reopening Application on behalf of students, assuming the student meets the guidelines in place. Please note that Colleges may have additional forms or requirements, so the Faculty/PI should communicate with their Associate Dean prior to submitting the application for further clarification.

Start the RSCA Reopening Application Process 


Faculty, staff, and students are advised that COVID-19 safety protocols require continuous airflow and filtration while buildings are in use; therefore, faculty, staff, and students are not permitted to work in buildings outside of the stated hours of operation.  While our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system on campus is fully operational and meets code requirements, additional HVAC cleaning and upgrades this summer may impact operational hours.  Researchers are advised to work with their resource manager to get updated information on operational hours for specific buildings.

Based on requests from college deans, extended hours are planned for several campus buildings starting June 15. Custodial and HVAC services will be in operation during these times to support research, scholarship, and creative activities (RSCA). Find details on the buildings with extended hours on the Campus Access and Protocols webpage.

In the coming weeks, some building entrances will be converted to One Card access to allow authorized personnel entry during times when the outer doors are locked.

Normal hours of operation for campus buildings are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

SELECT BUILDINGS FOR EXTENDED HOURS

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 3rd floor

Location Monday - Friday Saturday
3rd Floor 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Engineering and technology

Location Monday - Friday Saturday
1st Floor 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. No special request

C Wing
C19, C156, C156A,
C153a, C153b,
C164a, C160,
C161

8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Basement 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

LA KRETZ HALL

Location Monday - Friday Saturday
1st Floor 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2nd Floor

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
3rd Floor 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

MUSIC building

Location Monday - Friday Saturday
Basement and
1st Floor
8 a.m. - 10 p.m. No special request

Physical education

Location Monday - Friday Saturday

Rooms 10, 38,
and pool deck

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

ROSSER HALL

Location Monday - Friday Saturday
1st Floor 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2nd Floor

9 a.m. - 8 p.m. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
3rd Floor No special request

No special request