Guidelines for College of Science & Engineering

Laboratories

  1. Common areas and surfaces need to be disinfected before and after use. Instructors and/or lab assistants will complete the disinfecting and cleaning process after every class or lab activity. Students will use this opportunity as a learning experience to acknowledge safety protocols and expand their understanding on personal hygiene. The university will provide disinfecting agents and supplies in every room.
  2. Common lab equipment such as microscopes, glassware, centrifuges, power drills, vise grips, bending pliers, hole punchers, soldering stations, etc. need to be cleaned and disinfected before and after use. Students will use this opportunity as a learning experience to acknowledge safety protocols and expand their understanding on personal hygiene. The university will provide disinfecting agents and supplies in every room.
  3. Students will be required to bring and use masks and gloves during lab activities. Lab instructors and assistants will have a supply of extra PPE’s as backups to allow the activity to be conducted safely.
  4. Storage lockers and cabinets will be cleaned out (and disinfected) at the end of every semester.
  5. For all classrooms and laboratories that have two entrances, one will be designated entry-only and one will be designated exit-only to manage traffic flow (one way) and minimize congestion of people when coming in and out of the room.
  6. Students should follow social distancing guidelines (i.e., six feet of separation) when arriving and leaving the classroom.
  7. Lab activities or project work that requires more than one individual to participate should limit group size (two is recommended unless three are required for safety), and should require use of masks, gloves, and safety goggles for all participants including instructors.
  8. Students are encouraged to acquire or have access to a laptop with web-accessible camera. If students are not able to acquire or have access to this technology, computers are available in the Academic Success Center (Looper Commons area of the Moody Library). Engineering students are required to have laptop with certain specification in order to take engineering and computer science courses.
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