How can staff and faculty maintain social distance when they return to an office?
If you work in an open environment, be sure to maintain at least six feet of distance from co-workers. If possible, have at least one empty workspace separating you from another co-worker. You should always wear a face mask or face covering while in a shared workspace/room. Departments must assess open work environments and meeting rooms to institute measures to physically separate and increase distance between employees, other coworkers, and third parties, such as:
Place visual cues such as floor decals, colored tape, or signs to indicate where people should stand while waiting in line.
Place one-way directional signage in large open workspaces with multiple thruways to increase distance between employees moving through the space.
If you work in an office, no more than one person should be in the same room unless the required six feet of distancing can be consistently maintained. If more than one person is in a room, masks/face coverings should always be worn.
Temporary structures to better define private workspaces may be necessary. Consult with your department head for guidance.
Masks/face coverings should be worn by any staff in a reception/receiving area. Masks/face coverings should be used when inside any Tufts facility where others are present and likely to be in close proximity, including walking in narrow hallways where others travel and in break rooms, conference rooms, and other meeting locations.