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UW-Green Bay Definitions

Physical Distancing

We are adhering to the Center for Disease Control definition, which is as follows: Physical distancing means keeping space between yourself and other people outside of your home. To practice social or physical distancing:
  • Stay at least six feet (about two arms’-lengths) from other people.
  • Do not gather in groups.
  • Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
In line with this definition, Facilities Management will work with each unit to provide signage, temporary occupancy placards for each room and tape on the floor. This will be based on information provided through the Return to Campus Plan that is completed by each unit leader.

Essential or Non-Essential Travel

Employees should avoid non-essential travel. A restriction on our non-essential travel will decrease the chance of unwittingly taking the virus to another community or bringing it back into ours. By finding alternative means of meeting online we can increase our own safety while also contributing to the safety of the public at large. Employees are encouraged to review the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and CDC websites.

Furthermore, campus budgetary restrictions have resulted in a campus-wide ban on non-essential travel through Dec. 31, 2020. Only travel if approved by area leader.

Service Desk and Open Office Spaces

“Open plan” office spaces (aka office “cube” systems, movable partition offices, etc.) are to be considered a single space, individual office partition walls in a larger open space are not suitable barriers.

Application of plexiglass to limit exposure at a service desk to break up face-to-face services may be a suitable mitigation, but it requires that many considerations be made. All installations must be completed by Facilities Management after approval of a risk assessment through University Police and the Public Health Department.