Expectations for Supervisors

Work Environment

In shared offices or workspaces, the following should be considered:

  • Utilize assigned flexible work schedules, staggered work hours, and staggered arrival and departure times.
    • Examples include:
      • Staggered scheduling: Stagger employees’ arrival and departure times, so that not all employees arrive or depart at the same time.
      • Alternate break/lunch scheduling: Alternate work or lunch schedules to minimize the number of individuals working together, congregating in one area, or gathering.
    • Adjust furniture and office layout to allow for physical distancing if possible.
      • Examples include:
        • Move desks or furniture apart to maximize spacing within offices, office suites, work areas, and lounge or public spaces.
        • Relocate individuals to alternate spaces or use larger spaces if possible.
        • Use office partitions or plexiglass dividers for areas where the prominent purpose is customer service or interacting with walk-up traffic of students, faculty, staff, parents, or campus visitors.
    • Alter or limit congregating factors or spaces where the virus could be easily spread.
      • Examples include:
        • Discontinue the use of office coffee pots. Post signage to require disinfecting handles on refrigerators and microwaves, as well as control panels of microwaves and vending machines. Post signage discouraging drinking from water fountains.
        • Alter break room setups to increase physical distancing. Limit the number of people who can be present where gatherings often occur such as lunch or break rooms. Encourage outdoor break periods.
        • Ensure adequate space between personal items in areas of shared storage such as locker rooms or mail rooms.