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Classroom Guidelines

The Office of the Provost has announced that for the Fall, classrooms will return to operations without capacity restrictions. Each classroom will continue to have a yellow bin for use that contains extra disposable masks and a face shield.

All students, instructors and visitors must use face coverings at all times while inside campus buildings. Individual instructors have the ability to request that students follow additional COVID-19 Safety protocols within the classroom (e.g. lab modifications, PPE) so long as these restrictions do not unreasonably restrict the learning outcomes of the students and they promote the safety of the entire class.  Students may request distancing of 3 feet and the Office of COVID-19 Response can help facilitate those requests. Please work with your Dean if you have any questions or concerns about COVID-19 safety protocols within the classroom.

Additional information about fall protocols can be found in the Fall 2021 Standard Operating Procedures and COVID-19 Protocol Matrix and the FAQs.

Syllabus Statement on COVID-19

The Office of the Provost has asked the the statement below be incorporated in syllabi for all Fall courses for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. This statement should replace any previous versions published.

Informed by the CDC and county health board guidance, Chancellor Directive on Face Coverings requires masks use for all indoor classrooms, laboratories, studios, creative space (hereafter referred to as instructional space), and public spaces. Students who cannot wear a face covering due to a medical condition or disability, or who are unable to remove a mask without assistance may seek an accommodation through the Office of COVID-19 Response ( or (920) 465-5060).

People whose vaccination status is not up to date shall observe social distancing guidelines, where possible, while in instructional and public spaces. 

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you should get tested for COVID-19 and not come to class. This is the case for all symptomatic individuals, regardless of vaccination status. Please contact the Office of COVID-19 Response if you have any questions.   

Classroom cleaning process

  • Each classroom will have a yellow bin that contains cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer.
  • Incoming instructors should clean touch points (computers, clickers, etc.) prior to the beginning of each class.
  • Incoming students should wipe down their space before class starts.
  • You will find a clean and dirty bucket for dry erase markers. Instructors should place “used” markers in this dirty bucket. Instructors are able to wipe down the marker or plastic holder of the eraser before use if needed.
  • Classrooms will be cleaned and sanitized at least once per day.

Positive Case Decision-Making Process

  • The Teaching and learning Working Group has created a Positive Case Decision-Making Flowchart to help walk through the step-by-step process if a student informs an instructor that they are COVID-19 positive or that they may be positive. This provides a structured process for how these situations are being handled.