Thank you for your perseverance and engagement during these unprecedented times. Since January, WPI has been working to mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on our university community. We are proud of the extraordinary efforts of our faculty, students, and staff to not only pivot to work and learn remotely, but also to observe new and challenging health and behavior guidelines from our local, state, and federal public health partners. By remaining off campus, practicing social distancing and hand washing, and wearing cloth face coverings, our community has helped slow the spread of this virus. Now, two months after significantly limiting access to campus due to the pandemic, we are looking ahead to resuming work on-campus.
The health and safety of our community remains our top priority, and the university is deeply committed to continuing to do all we can to help mitigate the spread and the very human impact of COVID-19. Our actions in returning to campus must fall in step with society’s ability to manage the virus and the guidance provided by local, state, and federal officials.
Our approach to returning to work on campus will be phased and deliberate and will require detailed pre-return planning on the part of everyone involved. This Return to Campus Guidance is intended to inform your actions as we begin to return to campus. As our knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continues to evolve, our policies and plans will be updated as appropriate.
Each of us has a role to play in keeping the WPI community safe. All students, faculty, and staff working on campus are expected to comply with these guidelines. Lack of compliance will result in revocation of campus access privileges and may result in other disciplinary measures.