Illustration of two people standing apart

The number of employees in a campus building is limited, such that employees can easily maintain at least a six-foot distance from one another at all practicable times. The overall campus workforce is reduced to 30% capacity, to ensure that personnel load on any given floor is well under the building maximum as permitted by code.

Employees and students have been instructed to maintain at least six feet distance from each other and from visitors and the public; employees may momentarily come closer when necessary to accept deliveries, to accept payments, or as otherwise necessary. When engaging with a customer, employees can include use of physical partitions or visual cues (e.g., floor markings, colored tape, or signs to indicate where workers and/or employees should stand). Customer service windows or counters have also been separated by six feet, to allow for physical distancing.

Elevator capacity is limited to the number of people that can be accommodated while maintaining a 6- foot physical distance between riders; during peak building entry and exit times, this number can be adjusted to a maximum number of three (3) riders at a time for any elevator that does not allow for 6-foot physical distance between riders. All riders are required to wear cloth face coverings.

Furniture in areas that are open for community use (e.g., building lobbies, reception areas, or waiting areas) has been reconfigured to support physical distancing.

Employees and students are discouraged from congregating in any area, but especially common areas or high traffic areas such as bathrooms, hallways and stairwells.

To the extent possible, flow of traffic within the workplace has been modified to minimize contacts (e.g., doors for entry or exit only; directional hallways or passageways have been established for foot traffic in a way that prevents employees from passing one another).

The number of people in any indoor room on campus (e.g., classrooms, meeting rooms, lecture halls) is limited at any given time, such that all people in the room can easily maintain at least a six-foot distance at all practicable times. 

Follow these guidelines for physical distancing:

  • Maintain a six foot distance from others when crossing paths or walking near others' desks or workstations. Observe all space markings and traffic flow directions, including:
    • Six-foot distance reminders on floors or walls in locations where persons have traditionally gathered or may need to wait for entrance to a space or for equipment use; and
    • Newly designated one-way pathways between desk clusters and other areas where six-foot distancing is not possible with two-way traffic flow.
  • Do not shake hands or greet others in any manner that requires physical contact (such as fist or elbow bumps). In the "new normal" this is considered polite, not rude.
  • Common spaces (cafeteria/breakroom/lunchroom) are highly restricted until further notice and may be used only in designated areas and in compliance with the above social distancing guidelines.
  • Despite past prohibitions, you are encouraged to take lunch or breaks at your desks or outdoors. Non-exempt employees must refrain from working during any required lunch or rest breaks. Before and after eating, you should wipe down any common spaces that were used and wash your hands thoroughly to reduce the potential transmission of the virus.
  • Sharing of communal food is prohibited.
  • Do not share personal school or office supplies and equipment. Notify your supervisor if you need equipment that was previously shared, such as staplers, scissors, or other personal office equipment. Limit the use of shared electronic and other equipment, such as printers, copiers, and scanners, to the extent consistent with business necessity. If you need to use this equipment:
    • Maintain a six-foot distance from others when waiting to use the equipment;
    • Use hand sanitizer before and after each use;
    • Disinfect equipment with wipes available at each shared equipment station before and after each use on all touch surfaces.
  • Comply with building personnel instructions and limitations regarding elevator access. All elevators at LMU are limited to no more than three occupants at a time. If you are waiting for an elevator and it is already at COVID capacity, please wait for another elevator or take the stairs. Exercise caution when making physical contact with elevator buttons or stairway doors to minimize risks.