SOU Pandemic Resumption of Activities Plan and Requirements - Effective June 15, 2020

As part of its gradual reopening and in an effort to comply with contact and tracing requirements, all SOU active employees, student employees, volunteers, and affiliates who are scheduled to work must complete the SOU Daily Self Health Check Questionnaire regardless of work location (approximately 15 seconds).  Those in need of a thermometer may inquire with Human Resources (Churchill Hall-Room 159, hrs@sou.edu; 541-552-8553).

Face coverings are required in shared or common spaces, at all campus activities, and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained until there is a reliable treatment or vaccine.  Although employees are encouraged to provide their own face coverings, the university has a limited supply available for those who are unable to make or buy their own.  Face coverings can be obtained, without charge, at the following locations:

  • Human Resources (Churchill Hall, Room 159)
  • Student Health and Wellness Center (560 Indiana Street)
  • Information Technology (Computing Services, Help Desk)
  • Facilities, Management and Planning (351 Walker Street)

After engaging with local, regional, state, and national partners, SOU's Resumption of Activities Plan demonstrates a complex endeavor highlighted by collaboration, dedication, and commitment to the safety and health of our Raider family.  The plan includes a number of protocols to both prevent and limit the spread of the virus while moving ahead to a modified in-person experience using the following design principles:

  • Maximize the physical distancing of participants following the current CDC and OHA guidelines
  • Remote work where academic and business continuity can be maintained
  • Staggered and modified work schedules
  • Reduced density of room usage
  • Enhanced cleaning
  • Continued use of technologies for meetings
  • Close cooperation with local health authorities for prevalence testing and contact tracing
  • Continued public health messaging
  • Personal responsibility and public decency

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