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The Week in Photos: Preparing for a Return to Campus

July 30, 2020

COVID-19 has affected campus in so many ways, but our essential workers––from Facilities to WPI Police to Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)––have been on site, working to support the safety of our staff, faculty, and returning students.

Two electricians wearing face coverings talk to each other in a WPI building. One is standing on a ladder while the other looks up at him.

Lead electrician Ted McCarty (L) and master electrician Jamie Donahue (R) have been on task throughout all the WPI buildings, making sure everything is in working order for the A-Term return.


A woman wearing a face covering and gloves takes notes with a few bottles of lab chemicals on the counter in front of her.

EHS safety technician Victoria Proulx has been thoroughly checking the labs around campus in preparation for the start of classes.


Two custodians wearing PPE work to clean a student residence.

Custodians Andrew Slowaski (R) and Jon Festa (L) have been through each residential hall room, cleaning and disinfecting to the highest standards.


A custodian wearing PPE enters a restroom to begin the cleaning process.

Custodian Jon Festa has been sanitizing all bathrooms and public areas throughout the WPI residence halls.


A custodian wearing a face covering looks into the distance with flowers and shrubbery behind her.

Custodian Mary Ann Carlos has been working on campus all summer, prepping for the return to campus this fall.


Three officers stand socially distanced from each other while wearing face coverings. The frame of the new Boynton Street building stands in the background.

(L-R) Traffic enforcement officer Jane Chartrand, Officer Robert Vandal, and Sergeant Christopher Carpenter have been hard at work throughout the COVID-19 campus shutdown.